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Reduce the Visibility of Spider Veins with Laser Therapy

Spider veins can leave you feeling self-conscious about your appearance. At Skin Care at 5th Ave. in Peachtree, GA, we want you to feel great about the way you look. If you have noticeable veins on your legs, ankles, or other area of your body, we can use state-of-the-art laser technology to reduce their visibility. Laser vein removal generally requires no downtime and can yield impressive results. With years of experience in laser therapy, Dr. Joseph C. Galitzin can design a treatment plan that helps you achieve your goals.

What Are Spider Veins?

Spider veins are short, fine lines that typically appear in clusters. They are most commonly found on the thighs, ankles, calves, and feet. 

Explore Your Candidacy for Laser Treatment

Laser vein removal is an excellent option for many patients. To qualify for treatment, you must be in good overall health and refrain from smoking. As treatment can cause hyperpigmentation, it is not always appropriate for patients with tanned or darker skin. Additionally, those who have a tendency to develop keloid scars may be better suited for alternative treatments. 

How Does It Work?

The type of treatment recommended will depend on the size and location of the veins.

spider veinsSimple laser treatment

Spider veins close to the surface of the skin can be treated with simple laser therapy. To target the area of concern, Dr. Galitzin can apply a laser directly to the surface of the skin. The heat from the laser damages the vein, which causes it to shrink. The entire treatment can be completed in about 20 minutes and does not require anesthesia. For more severe cases, multiple treatments every six to 12 weeks may be necessary.

Endovenous laser treatment

Spider veins which are larger and deeper may require a more direct approach. The area will be anesthetized and a small incision will be created at the treatment site. The doctor can then insert a thin tube into the vein, which emits laser energy. The energy causes the vein to contract.

The type of treatment recommended will depend on the size and location of the veins.

Healing and Recovery

There is generally no downtime following the procedure. In fact, most patients are able to resume normal activity right away. While slight swelling and bruising can occur, these side effects typically diminish within a few days. If you receive endovenous laser treatment, you may have to wear a compression bandage during recovery.

Results: What to Expect

Laser vein removal is incredibly effective. Minimizing the appearance of spider veins can help you achieve a more even skin tone and youthful look. It is important to understand that while laser vein removal yields permanent results, it does not prevent new veins from developing. If new veins do form, you may need additional treatments to maintain your results.

Schedule a Consultation Today

If you are embarrassed about unsightly spider veins, laser vein removal could be an optimal solution for you. To explore your options and find out if you are a candidate, schedule a consultation with Dr. Galitzin. You can contact us online or call our friendly staff at (770) 487-2645.

Peachtree City Office

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2579 Highway 54
Peachtree City, GA 30269

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Dr. Joe and his staff made me feel so comfortable and listened to my concerns. I can see such a positive difference in my skin and feel much more confident about myself as a result. I highly recommend Dr. Joe and Carolyn. The office is well run and you will be seen on time. I will continue to trust my skincare to the 5th Avenue team of professionals. Love this place!!!

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