Laser Vein Removal (Nonsurgical Treatment for Spider Veins) – Houston, TX*

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About Laser Vein Removal

Usually located on the face and upper thighs, spider veins are little blood vessels that branch and become visible underneath the skin. Caused by many factors like genetics and age, spider veins may be red, blue, and purple, which makes them hard to mask. As these unattractive veins typically multiply over the years and become more visible, it is important to get help when you first notice them. To decrease the visibility of blood vessels on the body and face, Nuveau Plastic Surgery performs nonsurgical laser vein removal treatments for Houston, TX residents. At your initial consultation, plastic surgeon Dr. Edward Lee can suggest a customized plan to meet your needs and goals for your laser vein reduction treatment.

Ideal Candidates

Laser vein reduction sessions at Nuveau Plastic Surgery may minimize the look of small or mid-sized veins on the body and face. Frequently called spider veins, these visible blood vessels are rarely a medical issue; however, they are deemed a cosmetic problem. Affected men and women avoid certain clothes (such as swimsuits and shorts) or use a lot of concealer to attempt to cover up their spider veins. Laser vein treatments are a good option for people who have generally good health, don't have blood clots, and aren't pregnant.

Procedure Technique

Dr. Lee is proud to offer patients the advanced ND YAG Sciton laser. An effective and safe solution for reducing the appearance of vascular lesions and spider veins, YAG is considered one of the gold standard technologies for most skin types.

Laser vein removal sessions are completed in our Houston, TX office in around 20 – 40 minutes, based on the number of areas being addressed. For your laser vein reduction, you will be asked to relax in a reclined position in one of our treatment rooms as your skin is cleaned. At your request, a local numbing cream may be used before the procedure to reduce any discomfort. The laser handpiece is passed across the skin so the wavelengths can reach the spider veins with multiple pulses that don't harm the rest of the body. The abnormal blood vessel soaks in the energy of the laser, which closes the walls of the veins. You will be allowed to leave immediately to get back to your regular routine.

What to Expect

Right after your laser vein reduction session, you may notice bruising, swelling, and redness; however, these side effects usually dissipate in around 1 – 2 weeks. For optimal healing, compression or support garments may be worn to encourage the circulation of blood. It is necessary to avoid extended exposure to UV rays and you are encouraged to use sunscreen on treated skin. Certain patients notice improvements right away but outcomes will be different for every person. In your consultation with Dr. Lee, potential results will be discussed as well as suggestions on the number of treatments needed to get your optimal results. More spider veins will likely form in time, so follow-up procedures may be performed as needed.

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Instead of covering or concealing visible blood vessels on your face and body, learn about noninvasive laser vein reduction at Nuveau Plastic Surgery in Houston, TX to help improve the look of your complexion. In your initial consultation, plastic surgeon Dr. Lee will examine your spider veins and formulate a personalize treatment plan that best addresses your concerns.

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