What is Laser Vein Removal?
In this procedure unsightly and sometimes painful spider veins (teleangiectasias), very fine veins that lie close to the skin’s surface, are removed. Although they are connected to the larger venous system they are not essential.
Am I a candidate for this procedure?
Women between the ages of 30 to 60 are the most common to use this surgery, but women of any age can benefit. Individuals with blood borne diseases, or persons with heart disease, circulatory problems or diabetes, may not be candidates for this procedure. For a private consultation, please call Dr. Bradley at 618-355-0993.
What are the benefits of this procedure?
Unsightly veins are removed with a relatively painless, short procedure. The entire procedure lasts only 15 to 45 minutes, and your regular activities will not be affected.
How long does the procedure last?
The procedure only lasts for 15 to 45 minutes.
How do I prepare for surgery?
Do not tan for several weeks prior to surgery. On the day of the procedure you’ll be instructed not to wear sunblock, moisturizer or oil. It will be easier to wear shorts for the procedure and bring a pair of pants to wear home with your support hose. Your legs will be discolored for a few weeks, so be sure to plan ahead.
What does surgery involve?
In this procedure the super-fine veins spasm and collapse, fading from eyesight.
Will I spend the night in your facility or be released after surgery?
Since this is an outpatient procedure that uses local or topical anesthesia, you will be released shortly after the surgery.
When can I return to my normal lifestyle?
Make sure you protect yourself from the sun. You may want to keep your legs covered for 2 weeks, but your activities shouldn’t be limited due to surgery. After 48 hours of rest, Dr. Bradley will encourage you to walk to avoid blood clots. Sitting for prolonged periods, squatting, or heavy lifting should be avoided.
Will I need a follow-up visit?
With every procedure, Dr. Bradley strives to provide a personal follow-up visit to monitor your progress and answer any post-operative questions.