Spider Vein Removal
If you feel self-conscious about unsightly spider veins in your legs, face, or other parts of the body, you may be interested in spider vein removal. By using a focused beam of light from a laser to destroy the vessels causing your spider veins, this procedure can cause spider veins to wither away and die, leaving your skin smooth and clear.
Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Alexander Nein specializes in laser treatments, including those for spider vein removal. Dr. Nein also offers a wide range of surgical and nonsurgical treatments for the face and body, helping men and women in the Nashville area look and feel their best.
If you’re ready to learn more, please contact us online today, or call 615-327-0201 to schedule your spider vein removal consultation at our Nashville plastic surgery practice. We have patients travel to us from all parts of Tennessee including Franklin, Clarksville, Murfreesboro and other communities.
Considering Spider Vein Removal?
Ideal candidates for spider vein removal can include anyone who suffers from the unsightly appearance of spider veins. Spider veins are usually more common in women than men, and most frequently occur in the legs and ankles, although spider veins can occur virtually anywhere in the body, including the face and hands.
|Procedure Length||15 to 30 minutes per treatment spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart|
|Anesthesia||No anesthesia required|
|Side Effects||Reddish color to the skin over the treated area that should fade within two days after treatment. Bumps on the skin can develop that will disappear 2-4 hours after treatment. Possible temporary bruising.|
|Duration of Results||The treated veins will not return. However, spider vein removal does not prevent more spider veins from developing in the future.|
Planning Your Procedure
Scheduling a consultation with Dr. Nein is the first step in planning your spider vein removal. During your consultation, you can discuss your goals and concerns with Dr. Nein as well as ask him any questions you may have.
Dr. Nein will examine the treatment areas and discuss possible factors that may affect your results. While anyone can be a candidate for spider vein removal, it is preferable that patients are non-smokers, are in good physical health and have no diseases concerning bleeding or the blood vessels.
He will also discuss the details of the procedure, such as cost information and the number of recommended sessions for your goals. Typically, best results are seen after 2 to 6 sessions spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart.
After your laser therapy, the treated vessels will change from dark blue to light red before eventually disappearing over the next two to six weeks. Patients are encouraged to protect the treated areas from sun exposure and engage in exercise to maintain optimal blood flow.
Most patients are highly satisfied with their end results. Without embarrassing spider veins, you can enjoy a wider range of wardrobe options without feeling self-conscious about the appearance of your veins. Your skin should appear clearer with a more consistent skin tone, and in many cases, the appearance of veins continues to improve with each additional treatment.