Spider veins are most common on the legs and face. They are similar to varicose veins, but are much smaller. They are still visible through the skin, however, and can be red, blue or purple. The often jagged turns these vessels take are why they are called spider veins.
Although spider veins seldom result in any threats to an individual’s health, many people want them removed for appearance purposes. Those who are looking for the best options for treatment should ask our medical professionals about VeinGogh treatments.
VeinGogh is a system that creates a high frequency current that targets the vessel to be treated through the use of a very small probe that is about as thick as a hair. As a result of a microburst of energy that is delivered by the probe, the targeted vein is heated. This causes the blood in the vein to thicken and the vein wall to collapse. The vessel is then absorbed into the body and disappears. Patients can see a difference immediately with the appearance continuing to improve over the next few weeks.
The VeinGogh system delivers energy to the vein that has been precisely calculated to avoid overheating it. This means there is no trauma to the skin as a result of the treatment. There may be some mild redness for the first couple of hours following treatment, but there is no downtime required for recovery. Individuals can go about their normal business right away. Patients also experience very little discomfort when compared to other spider vein treatment methods. There is also no need for a compression stocking following treatment and no need for anesthesia prior to the treatment.
Treatments can be done in about five minutes for small areas and may take as long as 30 minutes for larger areas, such as an area that covers much of the face or legs. Normally, it only takes one treatment for the successful removal of the treated spider veins. Occasionally, a follow-up treatment will be necessary for severe conditions. Veins that are removed will not return.
VeinGogh is designed for smaller vessels up to 0.3 millimeters. Any adult who is in good health should be a good candidate for the VeinGogh method. If you want to learn more about this treatment for removing your spider veins, visit Beach Cities Vein and Laser Center in El Segundo. Our office also serves the Los Angeles and surrounding areas. Contact us today to schedule your consultation for VeinGogh.