Warmer weather signals that it’s time to start thinking about swimsuit season, shorts, and sandals. If you have spider veins, however, you may feel embarrassed by the unsightly, web-like veins that have appeared on your legs. They may even be uncomfortable at times.
There’s no need to prepare for a summer of pants and watching others enjoy the pool. Laser vein removal with the GentleMax Pro® laser system can help minimize your unsightly spider veins.
The team at Integrative Medicine, Laser and Aesthetics in Carmel, Indiana, knows that you feel more confident when you look your best. We use the GentleMax Pro to effectively remove spider veins. Right now is the perfect time to see us — laser treatment can make those veins disappear by summer.
Those unsightly veins
Spider veins are aptly named. They appear as a web-like network of veins just below the surface of your skin. The veins are usually fairly thin, but they stand out because of their red, blue, or purple hue. It’s typical to get them on your face, thighs, calves, and ankles.
They form when the one-way valve inside your veins weakens. Instead of pumping all of your blood back to your heart, a small amount of blood pools in your vein and increases pressure, which also increases the size and visibility of the vein. You’re at a higher risk of developing spider veins due to:
- Sitting or standing for long periods
- Pregnancy and other hormonal changes
- Ultraviolet light
Improving circulation is one of the best ways to prevent spider veins. Exercising, taking breaks from long periods of sitting or standing, and elevating your legs are all common ways to care for yourself at home. However, while these methods might help keep new spider veins from forming, they can’t remove ones you already have.
Laser vein removal technology
The GentleMax Pro laser system is high-end technology that eliminates or greatly reduces the appearance of spider veins. It directs an intense beam of light beneath the skin, and that heat energy targets and obliterates the vein.
You feel minimal discomfort during the procedure due to this laser vein removal system’s unique Dynamic Cooling Device™ — it lets the heat energy penetrate your skin to go to work on your veins while keeping the skin’s surface at a comfortable temperature.
While the thermal energy helps destroy your spider veins, it doesn’t harm the surrounding tissue. It causes the blood inside your vein to clot, and your vein seals. When blood can no longer enter through the vein, your body reroutes the blood through other vessels and slowly reabsorbs the damaged vein until it fades away.
Effective, convenient treatment
During your consultation, we develop a customized treatment plan that addresses your concerns and the areas you would like to treat. A typical laser vein removal procedure lasts about an hour. We may recommend more than one session for you to see maximum results.
The GentleMax Pro laser system is noninvasive and nonsurgical. You don’t have to spend hours in preparation or recovery, and you also won’t have any scarring. Most people can return to work and normal activities the next day.
You start to notice results in two to four weeks after your procedure. Once those unsightly veins have been completely reabsorbed by your body, they won’t come back.
Don’t wait to get your legs ready for the summer. Schedule your laser vein removal consultation at Integrative Medicine, Laser and Aesthetics online or by phone today.