What is Laser Vein Removal?
Spider veins, often found on the face and upper thighs, are small blood vessels that branch and become visible through the skin. Caused by many factors, like genetics and age, spider veins can be red, purple, and blue, which makes them hard to conceal. As spider veins usually multiply over the years and lead to greater visibility, it is advisable to get help when you first notice them. To decrease the appearance of blood vessels on the body and face, Health and Wellness of Carmel performs nonsurgical laser vein removal utilizing state-of-the-art Harmony XL PRO by Alma for Noblesville and Zionsville, IN women and men. At your initial consultation, skilled physician Dr. Clifford Fetters can create a personalized plan to meet your unique needs and goals for your laser vein treatment.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How much does laser vein removal cost?
The cost of laser vein removal depends on how many veins are being treated and the number of sessions suggested for optimal results. At your initial consultation, we will evaluate your veins, the size of them, and where they are located, then determine the scope of the treatment process to establish a cost. At Health and Wellness of Carmel, we accept several payment options and frequently offer deals on treatments, like laser vein removal.
Should I get laser vein removal or sclerotherapy?
Treatment with laser vein removal may help veins of all types and sizes. Based on your veins, laser vein removal might work better than other options, depending on what is being addressed. The laser works well on certain veins; however, those who have certain types of spider veins may prefer sclerotherapy, which uses a solution that is injected directly into the vein. Varicose veins respond well to laser vein treatments; however, if the vein is large and bulging, surgery may be better. We will work with you to determine your treatment choice, depending on your specific concerns and wants.
Does the vein go away?
A laser vein treatment will address the vein with a beam of energy that heats up the vein and then destroys it. The laser is precise and is highly focused on the vein so it will not damage the nearby skin. When the vein collapses, it takes around 1 – 2 months for the vein to be reabsorbed and disappear.
Where can laser vein removal be used?
Visible veins can be located on the face, thighs, back of the legs, and around the ankles. For areas in both the face and body, laser vein removal can be an appropriate treatment method. Our advanced laser works with precision as it targets the selected vein so the nearby tissue and skin are unaffected.
Is laser vein removal painful?
Prior to the treatment, we may apply a local anesthetic to numb the treatment area. Most patients report feeling a tingling or snap as the laser is aimed at the vein. Most laser systems on the market, like the one our practice uses, are equipped with a built-in safety feature that helps produce a cooling effect. This decreases discomfort while also preventing the laser from becoming too hot, which may result in a burn or additional damage.