Spider Veins are small clusters of red, blue or purple veins that appear on the thighs, calves and ankles. Pregnancy, weight gain, aging, prolonged continuous sitting or standing, genetics, hormones, and the use of certain medications are all causes of spider veins. Leg veins as well as hand, facial, and unwanted veins on other parts of the body may be easily treated. At The MIAMI Institute the Nd: YAG Laser system is used to treat spider veins. With patient comfort as a paramount concern, we use a hand held device that incorporates a cooling tip to minimize the discomfort during the therapy.
“Cutting edge medical treatment for vein removal at The MIAMI Institute means no cutting at all.”
The Nd YAG laser pierces the skin and penetrates the superficial blood vessel. The heat generated from the laser coagulates the blood inside the vessel causing it to collapse and seal. Over the next few weeks, the vessel will disappear and all the blood will be removed by the body's scavenging cells. The newer laser treatments allow the delivery of a precise dosage of energy to each blood vessel without injuring any nearby structures. Because dark skin pigments absorb more light and can cause uneven skin tones, laser treatments are generally not recommended for patients with dark skin tones or very tanned skin.The Miami cosmetic Dermatology team at The MIAMI Institute believe safety is paramount and ensure their patients are comfortable and at ease.
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