• What You Can Do to Reduce the Appearance of Varicose Veins

    on Jan 18th, 2019

You can’t prevent varicose veins, but you can do something about them once they appear. Roughly 20 to 25 million Americans are living with these large, gnarled, rope-like veins. While they can appear anywhere, varicose veins most commonly affect the legs. Adults who have varicose veins often report feeling self-conscious about their appearance.

The good news is that laser technology makes it possible to quickly and easily reduce the appearance of varicose veins, so you can feel good in your skin again. Learn how this technology can help you get rid of unwanted varicose veins.

Varicose veins can rob you of your confidence and prevent you from living life to the fullest. At West Coast Aesthetics and Veins, Dr. Rajesh Sam Suri is dedicated to providing state-of-the-art technology, including laser therapy, to improve the appearance of varicose veins. Dr. Suri uses Cutera® excel® V, the new gold standard for vascular conditions like varicose veins. It can also treat spider veins in your legs and elsewhere on your body.

Laser technology for varicose veins

The excel V system is a noninvasive laser technology that uses two wavelengths to address a wide variety of skin problems, and it’s safe for all skin types. The dual-wavelength system delivers controlled energy to the targeted area. The powerful light energy heats and eliminates abnormal blood vessels beneath the skin to restore your normal skin tone.

An innovative cooling system keeps you comfortable during treatment, and there’s no downtime. You can return to work and your regular activities immediately following treatment.

Effective and fast results

Dr. Suri can customize excel V to your skin type, enabling precise and effective treatment. The dual-energy system has a wider coverage area than other laser technologies, enabling fast and effective treatment of varicose veins. In fact, excel V is the only laser system to use two precise wavelengths to treat the widest range of vascular conditions.

Patients typically see results from 2-6 weeks following treatment. You may need multiple treatments for optimal results.

What is excel V treatment for varicose veins like?

After your consultation, a cleansing agent removes oil, dirt and other unwanted substances from your skin. A cool conductive gel is applied to the treatment area to protect your skin and also help the laser do its job.

Dr. Suri then administers the laser treatment. The laser delivers pulses of light energy to break up the abnormal blood vessels, which are later reabsorbed by your body. Blood flow gets redirected to veins deeper below your skin’s surface, leaving you with an improved appearance.

During treatment you may feel a slight stinging sensation. Some patients describe it as the feeling of being snapped with a rubber band. Depending on the setting, you may feel nothing at all.

Most patients tolerate the treatment well. Experiencing mild redness or swelling in the treatment area is perfectly normal. The treatment takes about 15 minutes per area.

Take advantage of laser technology

People with varicose veins are often embarrassed to reveal the unsightly veins, often avoiding wearing shorts, skirts and dresses. Wearing a typical swimsuit is often a no-no as well. Further, many people associate varicose veins with aging, which gives you one more reason to feel self-conscious.

You should schedule an appointment to see a vein specialist if you have varicose veins or suspect that you have them. A vein specialist can offer a variety of treatments and help you to decide which treatment is right for you.

If varicose veins are causing you distress, you’re not alone. Don’t let varicose veins steal your confidence. Step into the summer feeling good. Call our Fremont office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Suri or use the form on our website to book online.

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