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Laser Vein Removal - Spider Vein Treatment (Dallas, TX)

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What is Laser Vein Removal?

Spider veins are small, twisted blood vessels that are easily seen through the skin on the face and body and these unattractive veins affect an estimated 30 – 60% of adults. These vessels can be red, purple, or blue and if left untreated, will increase in number that start a branching or web like pattern on the skin. Led by dermatologist Dr. Matthew Barrows, Dermatology and Skin Cancer Surgery Center, with several North Texas locations, helps patients improve or erase the appearance of spider veins on the face and body using the 1064: YAG laser on the Cynosure MPX Elite system. Our amazing medical professionals and staff dermatologists can discuss individualized treatment plans during each patient's initial consultation at one of our convenient locations in Allen, Dallas, Greenville, Gainesville, McKinney, and Rockwall.

Best Candidates

Patients who are good candidates for laser vein removal have visible veins on their body, including the thighs and lower legs, that cause them to avoid shorts and swimsuits out of embarrassment. Some patients also develop spider veins on their face, which can be minimized or erased by laser vein therapy. Patients should be in good general health before the procedure and should tell their doctor if they have a history of blood clots or may be pregnant.

About the Procedure

Before the treatment begins, the doctor or technician cover the patient’s eyes with protective eyewear. Once the patient is ready, the doctor or technician will pass the laser handpiece over the areas of the face and body that have visible blood vessels. The Cynosure MPX Elite system applies multiple wavelengths of light that can are absorbed by the blood vessel, which destroy the spider vein for a smoother appearance to the skin.

What to Expect

Laser vein treatment may cause some temporary redness, bruising, and blistering to the treated skin, but this should disappear in 2 weeks – 2 months. Patients are advised to rest and avoid strenuous activity after their treatment, and patients should cover the treated areas or use other protection from any sun exposure. For best results, patients may need multiple treatments over the course of several months. For a faster recovery, patients may consider wearing support stockings to help promote better blood circulation.

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Thanks to advanced technology, our patients no longer have to cover up unattractive spider veins. Schedule a free consultation with one of our dermatologists where we can help you decide the best treatment for your spider veins.

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