Laser Vein Treatment in Tucson, AZ
Eliminate Unsightly Spider Veins with This Noninvasive Treatment
Creating scar tissue to close and reduce visibility of veins.
Spider veins can be a common, though not pleasant, side effect of aging. People who spend a lot of time standing or sitting still are more prone to the formation of spider veins, and they are more common in women than men. There are various causes of spider veins, which can be treated rather easily with a noninvasive and highly effective method: laser vein treatment. Tucson’s medical professionals at Ironwood Dermatology use modern laser technology to deliver focused beams of light that close the vein.
What Are Spider Veins?
While all veins carry blood throughout the body, not all of them are necessary. Spider veins are small vessels that have become visible under the skin due to physical inactivity, sun exposure, hormone shifts, trauma, and other factors. Since these are not vessels that play a crucial role in the circulatory system, they can be addressed with a laser vein treatment.
How Does Laser Vein Treatment Work?
At Ironwood Dermatology, the team uses the Candela Vbeam Perfecta to treat unwanted veins. This device delivers pulses of energy at a wavelength of 595 nanometers(nm) that passes through the dermal and epidermal skin layers and is absorbed by the hemoglobin in the blood vessels instead of the surrounding tissue. This absorbed energy is converted into heat, which causes coagulation of the target vessels. This process of targeting a specific chromophore (hemoglobin) is called selective photothermolysis.
Laser vein treatment can be applied to fine spider veins on the face as well.
What to Expect from Laser Vein Treatment in Tucson
Typically, laser vein treatment patients require more than one session to achieve the best possible results, with appointments scheduled eight to 12 weeks apart.
The device is designed to minimize discomfort. Patients should see some swelling and redness in the days after a laser vein treatment, but these will fade on their own. Since the treatment is nonsurgical, there is no need to take down time for recovery or recuperation.
Patients can expect unwanted veins to reduce in size and visibility in the months after a treatment is completed, until they achieve the desired results.
Options Beyond Laser Vein Treatment
Ironwood Dermatology's Palomar Icon® is a versatile device, also used for hair removal and skin resurfacing. The laser energy encourages collagen and elastin production for smoother, younger-looking skin.