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Unattractive veins can be a thing of the past with a laser vein removal treatment. Laser treatment can effectively address these veins for both men and women of all skin types.


What Are Spider Veins?

Spider veins reside on the surface of your skin. These dilated vessels are often easy to see and are red, blue, or purple. Most often, spider veins appear on your thighs, calves, on your face, and ankles. These unsightly veins are common in women, but men can develop them as well. More times than not, spider veins are more of a cosmetic concern as they can become very unsightly. Most of these veins occur due to weight changes, hormone fluctuations, too much standing or sitting, and pregnancy. They may be inherited from your favorite relative.

How Can They Be Removed?

The most common way to treat unsightly spider veins is with a laser system. The heat energy from the laser can penetrate the skin, stopping the flow of blood inside the spider vein. Once the flow is blocked, the spider vein collapses and eventually disappears. Healthy blood flow will be redirected to veins that live deeper below your skin’s surface.


What Are the Benefits of Laser Vein Removal?

  • Non-invasive treatment
  • Quick recovery
  • Less leg itching
  • Reduced leg swelling
  • No more tired, achy legs
  • Improved blood flow and circulation
  • More active lifestyle

Who is a Candidate?

Vein removal can benefit most men and women. If your legs are itchy after sitting too long, or you have tried compression socks with no improvements, you might be a good candidate for vein removal. Spider veins typically do not cause any symptoms; they are mostly a cosmetic issue. Dr. Leeman will meet with you to discuss your concerns and determine whether you’d be a good candidate for vein removal.

What is Recovery Like After Treatment?

Immediately after your treatment, you may feel a bump around the treatment area. This is normal and should disappear within a few hours. You may notice that the area is slightly redder than other parts of your skin. This side effect will also resolve quickly. Most patients can go right back to their routines after their vein removal treatment. It is essential to continue to stay out of the sun. You can support the healing process by wearing support hose. If there is any pain, an over-the-counter pain medicine such as Tylenol will be all that is needed.


Why Choose Dr. Daniel Leeman?

You are in good hands with Dr. Daniel Leeman. As a double board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Leeman is well respected in the Austin area. For almost two decades, Dr. Leeman has dedicated his skill and training to provide the compassionate and personalized care you deserve. He and his highly skilled staff will take care of you throughout your vein treatment procedure.


Smartlipo FAQ's

Is laser treatment painful?

During treatment, you might feel a slight tingling sensation or a feeling similar to a rubber band snapping on your wrist as the laser travels over your skin. A local anesthetic can be used to numb the area. The lasers used today have a built-in safety mechanism that prevents the tip of the laser from damaging your skin.

Are there any preparations that I need to make before my vein treatment procedure?

There are a few things to consider before your vein removal appointment. Avoid aspirin or other blood thinners before treatment. It is also suggested that you refrain from drinking any alcohol for at least a week before your appointment. Sun exposure should be avoided. If you work outside, be sure to apply a good sunscreen at all times.

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