As a part of the aging process, many people experience the formation of tiny red or purple lines beneath their skin. These are commonly referred to as spider veins, varicose veins, or broken capillaries. The legs are one of the areas of the body where visible veins are most likely to appear. People in the Marina Del Rey area who suffer from unsightly leg veins often meet with our cosmetic dermatologist to discuss treatment options. At Marina Dermatology, we provide several leg vein removal methods, including laser therapy. During your initial consultation, our Doctor’s will help you decide which treatment option is right for you.
Laser therapy has been used for the past two decades and is considered to be among the safest and most effective ways to treat spider veins and small varicose veins on the legs. We typically use the GentleMax laser system to eliminate spider veins and small varicose veins on the legs. Larger varicose veins or feeder veins (those that feed the tiny spider veins) may require an alternate treatment as laser therapy is typically not an effective solution for these types of veins. Laser vein removal works by using a specific wavelength of light that will be absorbed by the darker colors of spider veins and broken capillaries. The light destroys the spider veins, breaking them into tiny fragments that will gradually and naturally be absorbed by the body.
Patients can undergo laser leg vein removal with our dermatologist at either of our Los Angeles offices. The laser system used in our Marina Dermatology offices provides our patients with the most efficient and effective treatment, while maximizing their comfort. The procedure takes about 20 minutes to perform and most patients experience only a mild stinging sensation. If you are worried about pain, be sure to discuss your concerns with our dermatologist. A local anesthetic can be used to ensure your comfort, if necessary. Most patients are able to resume their normal activities immediately after their laser therapy session. Typically two to three treatment sessions are required to achieve the desired results.
The GentleMax laser system can be used on all skin types and skin colors. We recommend that our patients work with an experienced dermatologist, such as our skin Doctor in LA, to minimize the risk of any complications. Laser leg vein removal offers patients a quick, effective, and easy way to improve the appearance of their legs by eliminating unsightly veins. Please contact either of our Los Angeles offices to learn more about laser therapy at Marina Dermatology.