Often, problem veins can cause significant pain and discomfort. These swollen veins are particularly vulnerable to physical trauma and can easily become inflamed or infected, making an unfortunate situation even worse. Laser removal targets these veins with a focused beam of laser light, breaking them down and causing them to be absorbed into the body.
When veins swell too much, they can begin to limit your mobility. These swollen veins can cause symptoms such as;
- Heaviness in the legs
- Muscle cramps
- Swollen feet/ankles
By removing these excessively swollen veins you can immediately gain the benefits of increased mobility.
Yes, these problem veins could even be affecting your quality of sleep. In their assessment prior to surgery, many patients prior to surgery report dealing with painful cramps at night that lead to restless sleep at best, and little to no sleep at worst. This lack of sleep can exacerbate the other symptoms associated with problem veins and lead to a generally miserable experience. Fixing this issue can lead to an increased quality of life all around.
The procedure itself is non-invasive and is done under general anesthesia. Patients also report minimal discomfort post-procedure — never rising above a dull ache in the majority of cases. More invasive surgical methods are often associated with noticeable pain and a lengthy, uncomfortable recovery period.
Short Recovery Period
Recovery is almost as painless as the procedure itself. You may be asked to wear support hose or socks and avoid wearing shoes with elevated heels for a short time, but otherwise you are free to return to your normal routine the day after the procedure.
Little Risk Of Complication
Unlike surgical methods of vein removal, laser vein removal has virtually no risk of complication. As long as the procedure is performed by a qualified cosmetic surgeon with experience with laser vein removal, it’s one of the safest and most effective methods of removing problem veins there is.
Laser vein removal is an effective and non-invasive method of removing problem veins, but as with any cosmetic procedure, results vary from person to person. You should also be sure to complement the procedure with a healthy lifestyle in order to maximize your results and limit the potential of developing more swollen veins in the future.
Are you looking for an experienced cosmetic surgeon to perform your laser vein removal? Dr. DeMercurio has over 9 years of experience in the field and his clients hold him in very high regard. Please, contact us at The Florida Center for Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery today for more information on laser vein removal.