Are visible leg veins keeping you from living your life to the fullest? Many of us look forward to throwing on a pair of shorts or a bathing suit in the summer months, but spider veins can make this difficult. If you find yourself embarrassed by veins on your legs, consider laser vein removal. This service is designed to reduce the appearance of veins and enable you to feel confident in any type of clothing you like. Laser vein removal is available in downtown San Francisco at the medical spa of Sheena Kong.
Laser treatment is primarily suited to treat spider veins (small clusters of red, blue or purple veins) that appear on your thighs, calves, ankles and feet. Laser treatment may also remove spider veins that appear on your face. Laser treatment is not as appropriate for varicose veins, which are larger and can cause symptoms such as burning and throbbing; surgery is usually a more suitable recommendation
Laser Vein Removal Benefits
Besides reducing the appearance of spider veins on your legs or face, laser treatment can improve your confidence exponentially. You'll feel more comfortable wearing shorts and bathing suits at the gym or outdoors, and you will feel better about your overall image. Many of Dr. Kong's vein removal patients have found great success with the treatment.
Laser Vein Removal Q&A
If you are tired of seeing unsightly veins on your legs or other body area, you have probably considered laser treatments. Dr. Sheena Kong is committed to educating her patients so they know what to expect, have realistic expectations, and can make educated decisions. Read some of the common questions and answers we are asked.
How does laser vein removal work?
The process involves the use of a special laser system to penetrate the blood vessel. When the laser enters the vessel, it causes it to collapse and seal, after which the body reabsorbs the tissue, which takes several weeks. Advanced laser treatments make the process of removing unsightly veins a simple procedure that does not damage the skin, tissue, or other veins, and does not involve the pain associated with surgical removal.
Does laser vein removal hurt?
To perform the procedure, a local anesthetic is used so the patient does not experience discomfort or pain. Patients report a tingling sensation. The laser used to treat spider veins has a cooling function for a higher level of patient safety and comfort.
What is the recovery time for laser vein removal?
Typically, there is little to no recovery time laser vein removal. The area treated may appear slightly red, or a small bump could appear which quickly disappears. It is important to keep the treated area protected from the sun while your body does its work.
Want More Information about Laser Vein Removal?
If you are interested in learning more about laser vein removal San Francisco physician Sheena Kong would be happy to speak with you. Please contact our office by calling 415-673-7600 and schedule a personal phone consultation.
Dr. Kong accepts financing plans for cosmetic procedures including Thermage, Smartlipo laser liposuction, and Fraxel laser facial rejuvenation.