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Make Spider Veins and Red Spots a Thing of the Past With Laser Skin Treatments | Rocheford Plastic Surgery

Posted on February 25, 2014 by: Dr. Rocheford

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Spider veins and red spots are unsightly and can leave you feeling embarrassed or self-conscious during the summer, when others are donning their bathing suits and heading outside for some sun. Don’t miss out on the fun—laser skin treatments can help to rid your legs of spider veins and red spots. Most laser skin treatments are performed quickly within a doctor’s office without the use of anesthesia. Here are some different types of laser skin treatments that can remove these imperfections.

Surface Laser TreatmentsSurface laser treatments are minimally-invasive and can help get rid of unsightly veins through the use of a laser that heats to the vein, causing it to shrivel. The closed vein is eventually resorbed into the surrounding tissue. No needles or incisions are involved. Cooling the skin can help to reduce discomfort. Laser treatments last for 15 to 20 minutes and generally require multiple sessions to produce results. Skin resurfacing procedures can help to remove red spots by encouraging new skin to grow.

Endovenous TechniquesFor deeper veins, doctors can sometimes place a small tube into the vein. The device uses either radiofrequency or laser energy to encourage the vein to close and typically only requires a topical anesthetic. After the vein is closed, healthy veins will take over the normal flow of blood.

Surface Sclerotherapy:This procedure is used for spider veins and other small veins visible on the skin’s surface. A chemical compound injected into the vein through a fine needle causes the vein to collapse and eventually disappear.

For best results, talk to your doctor about what form of treatment is right for you. At Rocheford Plastic Surgery, Dr. Heather Rocheford has the experience, equipment and technique to restore your youthful, beautiful legs. Get started today by calling Rocheford Plastic Surgery at 651-968-1294.

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