Varicose veins are thick, bulging veins that appear on the lower extremities of the body. As people age, a number of factors result in the prevalence of varicose veins on the legs. Pregnancy, genetics, loss of elasticity and exercise habits all affect an individual’s chance of developing variscosities. Luckily for those who suffer from varicose veins, they are no longer an incurable problem. Modern laser technology can now safely, quickly and effectively remove unwanted varicose veins. Traditional vein stripping procedures were painful and involved patient recovery downtime. Varicose vein laser removal, however, can be accomplished in under an hour and does not require any downtime at all. Patients can remove their varicose veins during their lunch hour and return to work and normal activity in the afternoon.
Varicose vein laser removal should always be performed by a highly trained vein specialist. Though varicose vein laser removal does not require an incision, a tiny catheter is inserted into the varicose vein. The catheter must be properly placed in order for the laser energy to eliminate the varicose vein, which is why the procedure requires talented doctors. At the Renaissance Laser and Vein Clinic in Los Angeles, highly skilled cosmetic surgeons and vein specialists are experts in varicose vein laser removal. They have specialized lasers that target varicose veins as well as spider and reticular veins. Most patients leave after their short treatment with no side effects and no more unsightly, dangerous veins. Best of all, varicose vein laser removal is covered by most insurances due to the health risk of variscosities. This means that patients can regain smooth, healthy legs without paying much out of pocket for the laser vein removal.