Marsha E. Gorens, M.D.
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Laser Leg Vein Treatment

Laser Leg Vein Treatment Chicago In recent years medical lasers have made great advancement in sophistication. Today, lasers are safely used for a wide variety of cosmetic non-invasive treatments. Laser Therapy treatment is extremely safe and effective on leg veins, as well as veins visible on the face, neck, and chest- just about anywhere! Laser Treatment also corrects benign pigmented lesions such as age spots, birthmarks, and tattoos. These non-invasive treatments are increasingly popular because they involve very few side effects, and you can resume your regular activities immediately following treatment!

Who are candidates for treatment?
Men, women, and children may be treated. Light and dark-skinned individuals can now safely and effectively benefit from Laser Therapy. Patients using blood thinners or afflicted with a serious illness generally are not candidates for treatment. Patients with dark suntans or photosensitivity disorders, diabetes, bleeding disorders, or currently taking photosensitizing medications may also be restricted from candidacy. Schedule a consultation today to determine if you are a candidate and how you can benefit from Laser Therapy.

How many treatments are required?
The number of treatments necessary to resolve your vein concerns depends on the size of the vein and your body's ability to heal. During your consultation, you will be given an estimate of the number of treatments required to obtain optimal results.

Which type of veins can Laser Therapy treat?

Spider veins are very small veins caused by a dilation of the small venules under the skin. This occurs when the pressure inside the vein increases enough to overcome normal resistance of the vein wall. The ability of veins to resist increased pressure is reduced in women when the body's estrogen level is reduced.

Reticular veins are small, bluish-colored veins that carry blood to the skin venules and are larger than spider veins. These veins have thin walls and dilate with excessive venous pressure. When this occurs, they become large enough to be unsightly, but are not considered to be varicose veins.

What does the treatment involve?
Treatment may vary from 15 to 30 minutes. As a result of treatment, the walls of the veins are damaged by the laser's heat. The body next induced a healing process. The veins shrink and become less visible or disappear altogether. Medical studies have documented exceptional results on veins with laser treatments. Utilizing a laser allows customized treatment of virtually every small vein disorder, including deep veins and veins that do not respond to other treatment methods.

What are the side effects and is there "down time"?
The beauty of this treatment is that there is no down time involved. You can resume regular activities immediately. Pain is generally mild. Swelling and mild bruising can occur, but most always resolve over time. Limiting sun exposure will greatly minimize the risk of complications.

Schedule a consultation and discover how this treatment can benefit you!
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