How Can I Get Rid of My Prominent Veins? AT DERMACARE SAN DIEGO

Published: December 1, 2023
Category: Vein Treatment
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Prominent hand and leg veins can make you feel self-conscious about showing your arms or legs when wearing your favorite clothes. Fortunately, laser vein treatment reduces the appearance of protruding veins, so you can feel more confident. According to Fortune Business Insights, about 13.2 million cosmetic procedures were completed in the United States, including laser vein treatment. Here’s what you should know about this procedure.

What Causes Bulging Veins?

Your veins have valves that help to keep blood from flowing backward as it moves to your heart. Over time, these valves can weaken, which can cause blood to pool in the veins. This results in swelling and distension, which makes veins rise under the skin. Factors like aging, genetics, pregnancy, and sun damage can all contribute to valve dysfunction and unsightly veins. Sitting or standing for long periods can also worsen varicose and spider veins. The veins in your legs are under the most pressure, which is why they’re often most affected.

The Benefits of Laser Treatments

Laser vein treatment is a minimally invasive technique that uses targeted light energy to penetrate the walls of bulging veins. This allows the blood to be reabsorbed and rerouted through healthier veins. There are two main types of laser vein therapy: Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA) is a method that sends a laser fiber into the affected vein to deliver heat directly inside. Sclerotherapy is a technique where a doctor injects a solution into small spider veins that irritate the vessel lining, causing it to collapse and fade. Sessions are done at our office at Dermacare of San Diego, and you can return to the rest of your day right afterward.

Expected Results

Most patients see a noticeable reduction in visible veins and improvement in skin smoothness after just one to two treatments. Optimal results are seen two to six weeks post-procedure as veins continue to fade. Any swelling or tenderness generally subsides within a few days. Laser vein therapy provides natural-looking results that last for years.

Don’t let unsightly bulging veins cause you distress or limit what clothes you feel comfortable wearing. Contact Dermacare of San Diego today to schedule an appointment with us or to learn more about laser vein treatment. We’re available to answer any questions you may have.