Developing spider veins can cause you a great deal of angst and embarrassment, especially if you are someone who always had great looking legs, toned to the max from your workout regimen and healthy lifestyle. They were awesome and you loved showing them off. But, since the day you discovered the formation of those blue and purple-colored “spider web” patterns on the back of your legs, you have been devastated. If this describes your predicament, then laser vein removal in Scottsdale may be the answer to your concerns.
What are spider veins?
Often blue, purple or even red, spider veins are actually a cluster of very small blood vessels that form just beneath the skin’s surface. They resemble a spider web and are primarily found on the legs.
Why should I see Dr. Caniglia about my spider veins?
Named a TOP DOC by PHOENIX Magazine and “Best Plastic Surgeon” by SCOTTSDALE Magazine, Dr. Ronald J. Caniglia, founder of Caniglia Facial Plastic Surgery, is a double board-certified surgeon whose expertise in plastic and reconstructive surgery includes laser vein removal in Scottsdale. Dr. Caniglia possesses over 25 years of training and experience, and has performed thousands of successful surgical outcomes. Physicians and other medical personnel from around the world have visited, consulted with and observed Dr. Caniglia’s surgical techniques. His ability to help his patients achieve their “best look” is unparalleled.
How did I develop spider veins?
There are several factors that can cause you to develop spider veins, not the least of which is standing or sitting for extended periods of time. This absence of movement causes the veins in your legs to overexert themselves while pumping blood to your heart. As with many medical conditions, age is also a culprit. The older you get, the weaker the valves in your veins get. Other causes of spider veins can include increased pressure on the veins during pregnancy, hormonal changes, a family history of weak vein valves, obesity, and overexposure to the sun.
Are spider veins a health risk?
Not known as a serious health hazard, spider veins generally cause a mild burning or itching sensation on the surface of the skin. Many patients are more concerned with their appearance than any minor discomfort.
What should I expect during the laser vein removal procedure?
After you have an initial consultation with Dr. Caniglia, and together you decide that laser vein removal is right for you, an appointment will be scheduled for your procedure. Performed on an outpatient basis, the procedure can take 15 minutes to one hour to complete, depending on the size of the area to be treated. The laser light pulses reduce and fade away the discoloration without harming any of your surrounding skin. More than one treatment is often necessary to eliminate the problem areas.
Is there a long recovery period after laser vein removal?
Follow-up care is minimal. In fact, you can resume your normal activities immediately. However, it is recommended that you protect the area that was treated from exposure to the sun for about a month to six weeks.