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Are you self-conscious about the varicose veins or spider veins on your face, thighs, and legs? Then Midwest Vein Care has a perfect vein care solution for you. Laser vein treatment can effectively remove these unsightly veins.
Midwest Vein Care is a one-stop destination for the diagnosis and treatment of all kinds of vein disorders, including varicose veins and spider veins. Unwanted vein problems include large medical vein issues with symptomatic veins (swelling, pain, restless legs), to cosmetic concerns, including veins on any part of the body. Cosmetic vein concerns include small spider veins, medium size blue veins, veins on the hands, face, chest, vascular birthmarks, venous lakes on the lips, and small red dots (cherry angiomata). Our facility in St. Louis is well known for providing comprehensive vein care solutions. We have handled thousands of cases over the years and we are passionately dedicated to the art and science of phlebology.
While we offer many different vein treatment options, the laser vein treatment option, which we offer in our St. Louis facility, is most beneficial for the treatment of small spider veins, cherry angiomata, spider angiomata, facial rosacea and most facial veins. To learn more about the many different treatments offered at Midwest Vein Care, please call us at 636-536-0241.
Laser vein treatment is an alternative to sclerotherapy when the latter has been ruled out, or sclerotherapy has been less successful than desired. Laser vein treatment works best on spider veins and facial veins. It is not used to treat large varicose veins. Spider veins are small, superficial blue, purple, or red blood vessels visible on your cheeks, nose, forehead, thighs, or legs. Unlike varicose veins, spider veins do not cause large bulging on the skin.
The basic principle that applies to laser vein treatment is the delivery of a focused beam of light of a single wavelength that is delivered transcutaneously (through the skin) tracing the course of a vein. This beam of light is preferentially absorbed by the blood in the vein, the light energy coverts to heat that will heat the vein and seal it closed. Over the next few weeks, the veins will disappear on their own as the body reabsorbs them. To achieve the maximum benefit of laser vein treatment, it will usually take a small series of treatments (2-3) in approximately 4 week intervals. It may also be necessary to combine treatment techniques such as sclerotherapy and VeinGogh radiofrequency with laser therapy. There is another treatment known as intense plusled light (ipl) that we also use for unwanted tiny veins and facial rosacea. It is laser-like transcutaneous light absorption. However, rather than a focused beam of single wavelength light, ipl is multi-wavelength broadband white light.
We will evaluate your particular vein concerns as to vein size, depth, presentation, area on the body, skin type and treatment history to develop a customized plan for you…utilizing the very best therapy or combination of techniques for your treatment plan.
Laser vein treatment is non-invasive, leaves no scar tissue, and is absolutely safe. There may be a sensation of a tiny rubber band snapping on your skin as the laser does its job, but this can be easily lessened by the application of chilled air and or a topical anesthetic. Midwest Vein Care was the first Missouri facility to utilize a laser for hair removal in 1997, and also extensive laser vein removal, so we have a long and successful track record of cosmetic laser and intense pulsed light (ipl) usage.
Laser vein treatment has many benefits over conventional vein removal options, such as sclerotherapy. Here are some of the benefits.
Laser vein treatment is a safe and effective method to treat tiny varicose and spider veins as well as other unwanted venous malformations such as cherry angiomata, venous lakes, vascular birthmarks and facial rosacea. This technique has been trusted by millions of people worldwide who have derived tremendous benefit from it. To learn more about laser vein treatment or any of our other treatments at our facility in St. Louis, or to request a personal consultation, call us at 636-536-0241.