Most of us recall seeing little blue or red veins on our parents’ or grandparents’ legs when we were children. While they might have seemed strange back then, they become a normal part of life as we get older. In fact, people can start developing these veins as early as their 20s or 30s.
Spider veins are a common issue that affects more than 50% of the population. While mostly painless, these veins can be a big cosmetic concern for some patients.
Spider veins, otherwise known as thread veins, are a particularly troublesome condition, as they typically manifest in the legs and face. While spider veins usually don’t cause any pain, they can negatively impact a patient’s aesthetic.
These veins are usually blue or red in color and develop near the skin’s surface. They appear as swollen, twisted, stretched out, or kinked-up blood vessels. They are most commonly present on the thigh or calves of legs and face and resemble the appearance of spider veins.
At La Fontaine Aesthetics, we offer spider vein treatment in Denver from our award-winning, board-certified physician with the help of a warm and approachable staff dedicated to excellent service and patient comfort. The center is a luxurious private clinic and includes a full array of advanced diagnostic technologies, with four laser systems, including one for endovenous ablation therapy, to help ensure that the patient’s condition is accurately identified, and the treatment plan developed to produce the optimal outcome.
Being heavier puts an exorbitant amount of pressure on the veins
While this condition doesn’t only affect older patients, it is known to progress over time. This can be largely attributed to the atrophying of vein valves over time. As a result, the blood stops flowing properly, and the veins fill up with blood.
During pregnancy, the volume of blood in the body nearly doubles. This can enlarge the veins and lead to spider veins.
As with many conditions, a family history of spider veins is a good indicator that one will develop them.
The act of sitting or standing causes stagnation of the blood in certain areas, ultimately leading to spider veins.
Hormonal changes associated with pregnancy and menopause increase the likelihood of developing spider veins.
In order to determine their candidacy, patients should schedule a consultation with La Fontaine Aesthetics for professional spider vein treatment in Denver. Our highly experienced doctors may recommend laser vein treatment if any of the following are present:
Patients can get back to their normal activities immediately following the procedure. However, there might be some mild bruising and discomfort around the treated area. It is recommended that patients wait at least seven-to-ten days before engaging in vigorous exercise.
This laser sends out a strong burst of light energy onto the vein. The light causes the vein to close and blood is naturally rerouted to another vein system. Over time, the vain being treated fades and is reabsorbed by the body. Laser vein therapy is typically the most effective treatment for smaller veins and spider veins.
This treatment is usually better for bigger veins, but it can be useful for spider veins as well. The process involves inserting a thin laser or radio wave emitting tube under the skin around the vein with a very small incision. The laser or radio wave changes the composition of the vein so that it closes and disappears over time. Patients will be numbed around the vein and most people feel only the slight pinch of the injection. After the procedure, the patient’s leg will be wrapped, and they can return home after treatment.
Laser Vein Treatment is a new type of technology that can achieve fantastic results without requiring surgery. At La Fontaine, several treatment options for spider vein treatment in Denver are offered:
We are a multi-specialty clinic with over 40 years of combined vein experience and a state-of-the-art range of technologies to serve our patients. We offer an array of minimally invasive treatments, our reputation for excellence, and our overall aesthetic approach to our patients’ health that ties in with some of the best results in varicose vein and spider vein treatment in Denver.
Call today to schedule a free consultation and discover our award-winning, personalized, high-caliber service and experience the outstanding results of our vein treatments. Onsite advanced diagnostic tools enable the accurate diagnosis and effective treatment plan for most unsightly vein conditions, from spider veins to varicose veins. Our mission is to not only enhance a patient’s appearance but to help them feel at their best.
They can range anywhere from $350 to $500 in price, but these figures may be higher in certain cities.
If the issue is functional, it will be covered by insurance. Cosmetic issues are not covered.
Estimates indicate that about 50 - 55% of women and 40 - 45% of men struggle with some form of vein problems.
We are following all state and federal guidelines for protection and safety, including but not limited to: wearing gloves and masks, providing hand sanitizer, frequent cleaning, wiping down and sanitizing of all contact surfaces. As well as will maintain all standard Social Distancing protocols. Patients should not come in if achy, feverish or coughing or COVID positive test for active infection.
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