Laser Spider Vein Treatment

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Red or bluish veins on your face, calves, thighs or elsewhere indicates you may suffer from an insufficient supply of blood to the skin. If you are plagued with this cosmetic problem, you can have these so-called spider veins removed by laser. Read on to see if laser spider vein treatment might be right for you.

The laser spider vein treatment

Abnormal veins are removed by a vascular laser. The laser beam is precisely targeted at the required spot. Here, it reacts with hemoglobin and the reacting heat causes the blood vessel to coagulate. The undesirable veins are then removed, up to a width of 4 mm. The vessels that are destroyed by the heat are absorbed into the body. Thanks to the precise targeting of the beam, the adjacent tissue is not affected. New generation laser instruments are also equipped with a so-called dynamic cooling of the skin which prevents scars and other skin injuries.

Why laser spider vein treatment Prague?

Prague has many attractive features for those considering laser spider vein treatment abroad. Its location in Central Europe is easy to access; its mild climate is conducive to healing and its experienced clinics and laser spider vein treatment surgeons ensure you'll receive the best possible care. Spider vein laser treatment Prague costs are often much more affordable than in the UK or with the NHS. For more information about getting to and around the Czech Republic, please visit our handy cosmetic surgery Prague info guide.   

Preparing for laser spider vein treatment

It is necessary to consult with a surgeon on the treatment's process before the procedure. The surgeon may also test the efficiency of the laser method on a small spot of your skin during the consultation. That will help him/her to estimate the results of the procedure and you will avoid wasting money on a treatment that may not be right for you.

The spider vein laser removal procedure

The procedure itself lasts from several seconds to ten minutes or more, depending on the extent of the treatment. If your treatment calls for the removal of  more extensive vein symptoms, such as hemangiomas, varicose veins on legs or a port-wine stain, it is necessary to repeat the procedure several times.

Anesthesia

Anesthesia is usually not necessary. You will probably feel a pain similar to a soft stinging, which is often compared to a "swish with a ponytail holder." Anesthetic ointment is used only in the case of an extensive procedure. If you are extra sensitive to pain, anesthetic ointment can be applied on your request.

Laser spider vein treatment in children

zilkyThis procedure in children is usually performed as an out-patient and the treatment is done under analgosedation (controlled sleep.) Your surgeon will inform you how to prepare your child for the procedure. You will probably be instructed not to let your child drink or eat two hours before and after the treatment. It may happen that your child will have to stay at the clinic for 2 to 3 hours after the treatment.

After the Treatment

The treated area will be slightly inflamed after the procedure but will turn normal again in several minutes or hours. You should not soak the treated area unnecessarily for a few days and it is vital to avoid sun tanning after the procedure. You must use sunscreens with a high SPF (50+) for several weeks after the treatment. No other precautions are necessary.

Contact your surgeon immediately in case of any irregularities or intense pain.

Your surgeon may recommend medications to improve the quality of the blood vessel wall. To see photos of before and after laser spider vein treatment Prague click here.

What is the result of laser spider vein treatment?

The results of the spider vein laser removal treatment won't be apparent for 3 to 4 weeks after the procedure. The body should be able to absorb the destroyed veins by this time. The healing process always depends on the extent of the procedure, on the energy applied and on individual dispositions. It may happen that the procedure will have to be repeated more times, if the results are not satisfactory.

Updated: 2007-11-28

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