Unsightly spider veins can make you self-conscious, especially when wearing shorts, dresses, skirts, and bathing suits — anytime your legs are on display. The appearance of these veins, in particular, can be difficult to deal with, but sometimes spider veins cause pain. The pain, often described as throbbing, aching, or feeling heavy, can indicate other venous problems as well. You might also experience itchiness, restless leg syndrome, tingling, and cramping in your legs, particularly after a long day on your feet.
Spider veins are dilated blood vessels and capillaries, close to the skin’s surface on your legs or face. They’re blue, pink, purple, or red in color. Initially spider veins may seem to be only a cosmetic issue, however the symptoms mentioned above can grow worse if left untreated. Spider veins are unsightly and can cause pain, but they’re rarely an indicator of a more serious venous insufficiency.
Your spider vein experts
At Integrative Medicine, Laser and Aesthetics, we work with patients throughout the Carmel, Indiana, area who are ready to rid themselves of unsightly and painful veins. CJ Pabla, MD, and his highly trained team can remove your spider veins once and for all. Best of all, Dr. Pabla uses advanced laser technology, a noninvasive procedure.
Laser vein removal is safe and effective. It eliminates, or greatly minimizes, the appearance of spider veins. Dr. Pabla and laser technician/aesthetician Marci Rusk use a proven laser system, the GentleMax Pro®, which targets the spider veins just below the surface of your skin. Laser energy targets the spider veins without damaging surrounding tissue. This remarkable system has a cooling component to guard against you feeling any burning sensation on your skin.
The best time to schedule your laser vein removal
The best time of year to schedule your laser vein removal is when colder weather hits. It makes sense as these are the months, especially in the Indiana snowbelt, when you’re least likely to be showing your legs. By scheduling your laser vein removal now, you can be confident in your appearance come summertime.
Laser vein removal isn’t a painful procedure. Your legs can appear slightly bruised but that’s to be expected. Some slight swelling in the area that’s been treated is also common.
The laser vein removal process may take a few months, or more, depending on how many areas need to be treated. With each treatment the laser causes blood that’s trapped within the spider vein to clot. This, in turn, causes the vein to collapse as it seals itself. Over time your body works to remove the damaged vessel, restoring your skin to a smooth and spider vein-free appearance.
Timeline to achieve desired results varies
It takes about 4-6 weeks for your body to work its magic and get rid of the spider veins that have been treated. Again, after your consultation with Dr. Pabla, you may find you need a series of laser vein removal treatments to achieve your desired outcome. Treatment numbers vary, but on average, patients require 2-6 treatments every 4-6 weeks.
By beginning your laser vein removal treatment now you’ll have plenty of time before your summer unveiling. Get ready to stop worrying about how your legs look and start living! Run along the beach, dance the night away, or simply enjoy your pain-free and lovely looking legs.
Schedule a consultation now
For your spider veins, or any other aesthetic concerns you may have, Integrative Medicine, Laser and Aesthetics is here to help. Rid yourself of unsightly spider veins, regain your confidence, and get ready for a summer filled with fun. Contact Integrative Medicine, Laser and Aesthetics today.