Are you unable to wear the outfit you want to because of inflamed veins and blood vessels? Spider veins can detract from the appearance of the affected areas, not to mention lead to more serious health issues. Treatment is essential to help you regain your health and looks.
At CaTara Medical Spa, our team of experienced providers has years of experience providing laser vein reduction and vein removal treatments. We can examine and evaluate your condition and provide the treatment that helps you get rid of unwanted veins. Visit either of our two locations in Chicago for a consultation.
Why laser might be a better option than surgical vein removal
Vein stripping is the surgical method of treating veins, while this method is helpful, laser treatment offers a non-invasive treatment option for addressing redness and broken blood vessels. Common areas that can be treated with laser vein removal include areas of the face, such as the cheeks, nose, and chin, along with the thighs and legs, and even any areas where cherry angiomas, also known as Red moles, are present.
At CaTara Medical Spa, we offer laser vein removal using the GentleMax Pro® laser by Candela. This advanced laser system does not require any preparation or anesthetic to the skin, rather a cooling air is emitted from the device allowing for increased comfort for the patient. The GentleMax Pro® laser system is the gold standard for addressing unwanted leg veins, dilated blood vessels, pigmented lesions, hemangiomas, and vascular lesions anywhere on the body.
Additional benefits of laser vein removal
Laser treatment doesn’t require general anesthesia
Some patients are allergic to general anesthesia. This can create problems during recovery after surgery. In our laser vein removal treatment, there is no need for a numbing agent or anesthesia. This makes the procedure safer and less intimidating for many.
Laser treatment has little to no downtime
After surgery, patients may have to stay off their feet or reduce walking for 2 to 4 weeks. You may also experience more discomfort due to surgery. Most people experience no downtime with laser vein removal, however, redness, swelling and in some cases bruising occur after the procedure, but these effects will disappear within a few days.
Laser treatment doesn’t leave unsightly scars
Surgical incisions, if improperly done, can leave behind unsightly scars. You may need other skin treatments to get rid of these scars. You don’t have this problem with laser vein removal since this is a minimally-invasive treatment and doesn’t require any incision. Any minor redness or swelling post-procedure will disappear after a few days.
Laser treatment costs less than surgery
The cost of the surgery and the post-operative recovery far exceeds the cost of the laser vein removal treatment. This makes laser treatment more affordable to all and pocket-friendly.
The laser vein removal procedure
First, our team of medical professionals at CaTara Medical Spa will evaluate your medical condition. People who are eligible for the treatment are:
- Both men & women above the age of 18
- Those who have minor to medium-sized veins
- People who do not have any skin conditions or sensitivities that can be worsened by the laser
- Those who are in good health in general
Once it has been determined that you qualify for the procedure, the treatment is started. The area to be treated will be determined by your medical professional.
The advanced GentleMax Pro® laser is used and the laser light is directed towards the area. When treating blood vessels in the facial area, the procedure will generally take between 10 to 20 minutes.
The heat from the laser burns the engorged vein and closes-up the tissue. This results in a loss of blood flow for the vein and ensures that the vein doesn’t continue to inflame. Any blood clots will be melted and re-absorbed by the body. Over a period of time, you will notice your veins getting smaller and smaller, until they disappear. Larger areas requiring treatment will take more time to address but results will be equally effective.
Laser vein removal is a minimally-invasive procedure with minimal risks. It can be common to notice a considerable improvement and clearance in the area treated after just a single session.
Laser vein removal recovery
You can stand and walk right after the treatment. You may experience some redness and swelling, and in rarer cases minor bruising. Following the procedure the veins treated will shrink in diameter and get reabsorbed by the body within a week or so. Our team will schedule a post-procedure visit after a few weeks to ensure you are satisfied with the results.
Proven safe and effective, our laser vein removal treatments can help you get rid of unwanted veins. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.