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Say Goodbye to Spider Veins!

August 4, 2015

Author: Steven Greene, MD
Spider Veins

Often times painful and aesthetically unsightly–spider and varicose veins can now be treated for removal at Advanced Dermatology and Laser Institute of Seattle. This vascular condition is typically found on the legs as thin, blue and red veins or bulging rope-like cords raised above the surface of the skin. To prepare yourself for summer when the weather permits shorts and swimsuits–make the treatment of your leg veins a priority! Timing is critical in regards to using laser technology offered exclusively at our clinic for safe and effective leg vein removal. Seek treatment now and results may be observed upon the arrival of summer.

What causes spider and varicose veins?


A number of factors contribute to the cause of spider and varicose veins. Among these possibilities are: genetics, hormonal fluctuations, obesity, a history of blood clotting, pregnancy, occupations that involve prolonged periods of standing, internal or external bodily pressure, and previous injuries to the lower extremities.

How are spider and varicose veins treated?


Advanced Dermatology and Laser Institute of Seattle uses a cutting-edge laser–The Excel V–to diminish the appearance of leg veins. This device heats abnormal vessels, causing the vein walls to collapse and seal shut. Over time, these vessels are no longer visible–resulting in the desired outcome of vein-free legs.

How many treatments are necessary?


A cosmetic consult by Dr. Greene is required before treatment. During the evaluation, Dr. Greene will assess various parameters including the size, thickness and color of the vascular lesion(s) considered for treatment. Most likely, a series of laser treatments will be recommended for optimum results. These treatments are scheduled at one-month intervals varying on the patient’s goals.

Is laser treatment painful?


Most patients experience a slight stinging sensation as pulses of energy are administered through the laser hand-piece. No local anesthesia or pain medicine is needed. Patients will be provided post-care instructions at the end of their appointment. Minimal redness and swelling after a treatment is quite typical but subsides with time.

The last and most important question patients ask regarding the Excel V laser is, “When will I see results?”


Patients see significant improvement within two to six weeks of treatment. However, final results are observable after several months.

Click on link below to view a video of the Excel V Laser:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VoSVBe0UZrg

Schedule a cosmetic consultation with Dr. Greene today for summer-ready legs! Contact our office at 206-402-4797 or email contactinfo@advanceddermatologyseattle.com and we will gladly accommodate your skincare needs.



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