Park Ridge, IL (PRWEB) May 09, 2012
Laser vein removal is now a very common procedure that many men and women have been opting for in order to treat their spider and varicose veins. The presence of spider or varicose veins can be frustrating and may be caused by genetics, weight gain (especially obesity), pregnancy, sun exposure, lack of exercise or hormonal changes.
Varicose veins are distinguishable by their bulging, cord like appearance. They can appear twisted, swollen and above the surface. Varicose veins are usually red, blue or flesh colored and have been known to be painful.
Spider veins are more superficial and are recognizable by their web like appearance with short, extending and jagged lines. Fortunately, spider veins are not typically painful and if they are there it is most likely something else causing it.
The laser vein removal treatment works by targeting the spider veins and then proceeding to cauterize the vein which after being closed off it will be reabsorbed by the body. When it comes to varicose veins, the laser treatment has been found effective in shrinking the size. Furthermore, laser vein removal has been found to be more effective, faster and a less painful way of removing the veins compared to sclerotherapy.
“I definitely recommend laser vein removal over sclerotherapy treatments. Sclerotherapy falls out of favor in comparison because of the higher complication risk and it is not usually as effective,” says Dr. Sam Speron, Chicago plastic surgeon and consumer advocated. “Machines for laser vein removal are now more advanced and more effective while causing less pain. Laser removal is a great option for removal of both spider veins and varicose veins up to 1cm in size.”
Laser vein removal is fast and effective. Patients are advised to avoid any type of sun exposure and photosensitive medication for at least two weeks prior to treatment in order to minimize chances of burning. Treatments are usually spanned out 6-8 weeks apart. Usually there is minimal pain associated with the treatments; however, a topical numbing anesthetic can be prescribed if a patient has a lower pain tolerance. Also, a chiller (that blows cold air) is used at our medical spa to minimize any discomfort.
For more laser vein removal or Chicago cosmetic surgery information, please visit our website at http://www.parkridgemedicalspa.com, prplastic.com, call us at 847.696.9900 or email us at prplastic(at)yahoo(dot)com. To order skin care, anti-aging or herbal supplements, please see our website at prskincare.com
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