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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. Our San Francisco laser vein removal is available at Sheena Kong’s downtown medical spa.

Treatment Areas

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.

Am I a Candidate for Laser Vein Removal?

This non-surgical treatment addresses visible veins but may not be appropriate for larger varicose veins. The first step is to allow Dr. Sheena Kong to evaluate your individual case and advise you of the treatment that will finally resolve unsightly visible veins, whether on face or body. Every patient is treated by Dr. Kong herself, and she is known for providing highly-professional, personalized treatments.

Laser Vein Removal San Francisco

State-of-the-Art Laser Vein Removal in San Francisco

Dr. Sheena Kong uses an FDA-approved laser system to resolve unsightly spider veins. These veins often appear on the face, affecting how you appear, and are often a source of embarrassment. While the appearance can be diminished with cosmetics, these veins are hard to hide from view. Thankfully, modern technology can remove these visible veins in just moments.

After Laser Vein Removal Treatment

It is recommended that you avoid sun exposure following your treatment. Support hose can help you heal more quickly. You should be able to resume your usual daily activities immediately after the treatment.

Treating Visible Veins: Laser Vein Removal in San Francisco

Depending on the number of visible veins you are living with, you may require three or more treatments to achieve the results you desire. It is also possible that new spider veins will develop in the future; any veins that appear as the years pass can be removed in a later appointment.

Laser Treatment for Spider Veins, Broken Blood Vessels, and Vascular Lesions

Visible veins mar the look of your skin. They appear as thin blue or purple lines just beneath the skin’s surface, drawing attention when visible. They most commonly appear on the thighs or knees but can be appear on any area of the body or face. About 80 percent of women live with unsightly spider veins. Many of them choose to undergo treatment. Dr. Sheena Kong employs one of the most advanced laser vein removal systems available and will work closely with you to resolve this cosmetic problem.

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 provides amongst the best results in laser vein removal San Francisco has to offer and 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 415-712-0634 and schedule a personal phone consultation.

Dr. Kong accepts financing plans for cosmetic procedures including Thermage, Smartlipo laser liposuction, and Fraxel laser facial rejuvenation.

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Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

Dear Patients:

Our office is open starting on June 15, 2020. We consider the well-being of our patients and staff as our highest priority and it is always best to take sensible precautions during a time like this.

Please note the following in regards to all patient appointments:

We are asking patients who experience any of the following symptoms to self-quarantine and cancel their appointments: fever, shortness of breath, runny nose, sore throat, coughing, and/or chest pain.

(This also includes those that have been in contact with COVID-19 positive individuals such as traveling to and from any high risk areas such as New York/New Jersey to self-quarantine and cancel appointments.)

  • All patients will have temperatures taken and are requested to wear a mask throughout their appointments.
  • We are limiting the number of appointments to reinforce social distancing.
  • Only the patients who are receiving a treatment are allowed in the office (pets, children, family and friends are asked to stay at home).
  • For procedures that patients cannot wear a mask, we request patients to obtain a COVID-19 test 3-5 days prior to their scheduled appointments (see below for testing information).
  • These treatments include:
  • Facial laser treatments
  • Facial filler injections
  • Lip injections
  • Thread lifts
  • Ultherapy
  • Thermage

This also includes procedures that are delivered with closer proximity to patients over a long period of time:

  • Smartlipo
  • Inside Out Neck Lift
  • Coolsculpting
  • Thermage on the body
  • Cellfina

(Positive Covid-19 results or lack of tests will result in appointment cancellation.)

For Botox, Hair PRP, Kybella and Coolmini treatments, a COVID-19 test is not required prior to the appointment as long as patients keep masks on during the entire appointment.

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COVID-19 Testing Information:

For COVID-19 testing, you can do either the nasal swab or the saliva test, of which the latter may be more comfortable.

You can order your saliva test at the following link 2 weeks before your appointment for it to arrive in time; Vault health will prepare the paperwork for your reimbursement. Your first test should be covered by your insurance under the CARES Act:

https://www.vaulthealth.com/covid

Once the test arrives, please schedule your consultation about one week prior to your appointment. With the guidance of a Vault Health nurse, collect saliva for the test and then overnight your completed kit via FedEx (provided by Vault Health). Your results will be available about 2-3 days afterwards. You will then email Dr. Kong at info@sheenakong.com the results once you receive them.

Lastly, in addition to our already extensive level of cleaning and sterilization, we have supplemented these efforts with additional deep cleaning and sanitizing of surfaces. I appreciate your efforts in keeping our practice a safer place!

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Kindest Regards,
Dr. Sheena Kong