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Laser Vein Treatment

Laser Vein Treatment

Read to learn about Laser Vein Treatments in Boca Raton and Boynton Beach, Florida.

What Causes Vein Problems?

When the valves and veins in your legs weaken or malfunction, blood will have difficulty flowing back to the heart. When this occurs, blood begins to pool and exert pressure on the vein walls, resulting in the thin blue lines of spider veins or the ropey bulges of varicose veins. Though these issues are usually not dangerous, they can be unsightly and sometimes cause numbness or pain, which may necessitate their removal. Leg vein treatments can help.

How Does Laser Vein Treatment Work?

Laser vein treatment destroys problem blood vessels by heating the blood inside. This results in the collapse of the vessel, eliminating the appearance of spider veins and varicose veins. Though sclerotherapy is considered the gold standard for the care of spider and varicose veins in the legs, laser vein treatment is a great option for individuals who have an aversion to needles.

By heating the blood within spider veins and varicose veins with the highly focused light of a laser, Dr. Schoenhaus can create scar tissue that closes the vein. Without a source of blood, the vein dies and gradually disappears as blood flow is diverted to healthier veins.

What Are Treatment Sessions Of Laser Vein Removal?

Typically, varicose or spider vein removal in a given area can be accomplished in two to three sessions of laser vein treatment. These sessions may be scheduled six to 12 weeks apart depending on the most effective timetable for treatment.

Where Are Treatments Performed?

Laser vein treatment can be completed at our offices in Boca Raton and Boynton Beach. You will be asked to sit or recline in a comfortable position as Dr. Schoenhaus uses a device to target the affected area with lasers.

After Treatment

Normal activity can be resumed immediately. You will be asked to wear medical stockings and sunblock to promote circulation and healing for a short time after treatment. Dr. Schoenhaus may also offer advice on minimizing your chances of developing venous issues in the future. This may amount to reducing risk factors like excess weight and sitting or standing in the same position for prolonged periods of time.

Varicose veins are not simply a cosmetic concern. For many people, they can be very painful. In a healthy and well-functioning vein, the valves within the vein keep the blood running smoothly and consistently towards the heart. In the case of varicose veins, however, the valves malfunction and the blood begins to pool, this causes the vein to become enlarged, swollen, and in many cases irritated and uncomfortable. Most often you find these enlarged veins on the legs, but they can appear on other parts of the body as well. Though they can develop with no known cause, there are certain things that may irritate or worsen the condition, such as pregnancy, standing for extended periods of time, weight gain, or congenital defects. No matter how they develop, there are several types of laser vein treatment that you can pursue in the Pompano Beach area.

Some of the treatments offered are of the laser therapy variety. During this type of vein treatment, your doctor will use a concentrated amount of light and heat to damage the vein causing scar tissue to develop. As the scar tissue accumulates, it basically ‘seals’ or closes the vein. When the vein loses its blood supply it will eventually disappear.

Another type of laser vein treatment you can get in Pompano is endovenous laser treatment. It entails the use of a catheter threaded through the vein which allows the doctor to observe the vein and procedure on a duplex ultrasound screen. Vein treatment can be performed on both leg veins (the endovenous laser treatment becoming more popular for these types of veins) and the tiny veins just below the surface of the skin commonly found on the face. Both laser treatments are effective, and in many cases are not only less painful than vein ligation and stripping, but they also often provide a faster recovery period.