“Be comfortable and confident!”
Spider veins affect many people. These tiny veins can bring down confidence and make you feel slightly less than beautiful. You should NOT have to feel that way and we at Thomae Surgical can help with a variety of laser vein removal treatments!
Your legs are made up of a network of veins that contain valves which open and close. These valves assist with the return of blood back to the heart. Within the vein are a series of one-way valves that make blood flow in the direction of the heart. When a failure occurs causing blood to flow backwards and pool, the wall of the vein stretches making the veins look blue or bulging, they can also be extremely painful. Spider veins can be caused by many things: genetics, obesity, prolonged standing or sitting, and physical trauma. At Thomae Surgical we offer many treatment options for spider veins.
We offer the Dornier Laser, a highly advanced laser used to treat leg veins, rosacea and vascular lesions. The laser has been awarded for its outstanding design and functions in precisely improving tissues through the skin. The laser is very successful in treating leg veins by closing off blood flow so the vein disappears from view. The Dornier Laser is FDA approved and is one of the safest lasers available.
The laser has also been successful in reducing Rosacea in patients. The laser targets the broken capillaries and sends targeted energy to clog the vessels. No longer transporting blood, the red appearance is then eliminated. The Dornier eliminates facial spider veins and broken capillaries on the nose, cheeks and chin. Sclerotherapy means injecting a sclerosant (liquid that causes veins to seal off) into the veins. Sclerotherapy can be used alone or in combination with the laser treatment. It is an office-based procedure that typically last 30 minutes.
After treatment you are advised to refrain from blood thinners and pain medications from the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory group (such as ibuprofen and aspirin). Warm baths are not recommended as they can cause veins to dilate, however you may use ice packs if you have pain or itching. Sunlight should also be avoided until the healing process has ended. Leg elevation may help with pain and reduce swelling. You may return to full activity after three days if there are no complications. We also advise compression stockings be worn for the first two weeks.