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Laser Vein Removal in San Antonio, TX

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About Laser Vein Removal

Commonly found on the legs and face, spider veins are small, branching blood vessels that are visible through the skin. Caused by age, genetics, and other factors, spider veins can be red, blue, and purple, which makes them difficult to conceal. Since spider veins usually progress over time and lead to greater visibility, it's important to seek treatment at the first signs. To reduce the appearance of spider veins on the face and body, LCS Medical Spa offers noninvasive laser vein removal for Seguin, TX men and women. In your private consultation, medical director Dr. Melanie Carreon will create a personalized plan based on your unique needs and goals for your laser vein treatment.

Ideal Candidates

Laser vein removal treatments at LCS Medical Spa can improve the appearance of small to medium-sized blood vessels that are on the face and body. Commonly known as spider veins, these blood vessels are typically not a medical problem but they are considered unattractive. Many people avoid certain clothing (like shorts and swimsuits) or use a large amount of makeup to try to hide these veins. Laser vein removal is best for patients who are in overall good health, do not have a history of blood clots, and are not pregnant.

Procedure Technique

Laser vein treatments are performed in our Seguin, near New Braunfels, San Marcos, San Antonio, Austin, Houston TX office as an outpatient procedure in about 15 – 30 minutes, depending on the size and number of areas being treated. During your laser vein procedure, you will lay comfortably in a private treatment room as the affected area is cleansed and prepared. If requested, a topical anesthetic can be applied before your treatment to lessen any potential discomfort. The handheld laser device is passed over the area so the energy can target the veins through a series of pulses without affecting the surrounding tissues. The vessel absorbs the laser energy, which collapses and closes the vessel wall. You will be able to leave our office right after the treatment to resume your normal activities.

What to Expect

After your laser vein removal treatment, you may experience bruising, swelling, and redness, but these symptoms should subside within 7 – 10 days. For faster healing, support or compression garments may be worn to improve your blood circulation. It's important to avoid prolonged sun exposure and you should apply sunscreen frequently to treated areas. Some patients may see visible improvements immediately but results will vary for each patient. During your initial consultation with Dr. Carreon, realistic expectations will be discussed along with recommendations on how many sessions needed to achieve your best results. New spider veins will probably develop over time, so more treatments may be needed every few years.

Frequently Asked Questions

What does this cost?
Laser vein removal is a treatment that is priced based on how many veins are being treated and how many sessions are needed to attain the desired results. During your consultation, we will evaluate your veins, the size of them and location, and determine the scope of the treatment process to help establish a cost. Our office offers numerous payment options as well as special financing for cosmetic procedures.

How effective is it? 
Laser vein removal works well for veins of all sizes and types. Depending on the types of veins present and the size, multiple treatments may be needed. Laser vein removal works great for spider veins and is now considered the gold standard treatment. Larger veins such as varicose veins also respond well to lasers. In addition, veins treated with laser vein removal have a smaller chance of returning.

Does the vein go away?
Yes. Laser vein removal treats the vein with a focused beam of light that heats up the vein and then destroys it. The technology is very precise and is highly focused on the target area, which helps it to not affect nearby skin. Once the vein dies off, it takes about 4 – 6 weeks for it to be reabsorbed by the body and disappear.

Where can the laser be used?
Spider veins can be found on the face, upper thighs, back of the legs, and around the ankles. Anywhere a spider vein exists, laser vein removal can be an appropriate treatment method. Our state-of-the-art lasers use precision when treating the specific vein so the tissue and skin around the veins is generally unaffected, regardless of how delicate the area is.

Is this treatment painful?
Prior to the procedure, we may or may not apply local anesthetic to numb the area. Most patients report feeling a slight tingling sensation or slight sting as the laser focuses on the vein. Most lasers on the market, including the one our practice uses, have a built-in cooling system that helps provide a cooling effect. This minimizes discomfort while at the same time prevents the laser from getting too hot.

Remove Spider Veins

Instead of concealing or covering unwanted spider veins on your face or body, try nonsurgical laser vein removal treatments at LCS Medical Spa in Seguin, near New Braunfels, San Marcos, San Antonio, Austin, Houston TX to improve the appearance of your skin. During your private consultation, Dr. Carreon can assess your skin and create a laser vein treatment plan that is best for your condition. We are excited to help you achieve clearer, beautiful-looking skin.

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