Vein Treatments in Tulsa, OK

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What is Laser Vein Removal And Sclerotherapy?

Usually located on the legs and face, spider veins are branching blood vessels that appear underneath the skin. Caused by many factors, like genetics and age, spider veins can look blue, purple, and red, which makes them hard to hide. Over time, spider veins can start to become more noticeable. Because of this, we highly recommend seeking treatment when you first see spider veins. To decrease the visibility of blood vessels on the body and face, Tulsa Surgical Arts offers noninvasive Nd:YAG and Alexandrite laser vein removal treatments and sclerotherapy for Tulsa, OK men and women. At your private consultation, Dr. Angelo Cuzalina will create a customized treatment plan based on your needs and cosmetic goals.

Are You A Spider Vein Candidate?

At Tulsa Surgical Arts, laser vein reduction and sclerotherapy treatments help reduce small or mid-sized veins that appear on the face and body. Known as spider veins, these visible blood vessels are rarely a medical problem, but they could make you feel self-conscious. Affected men and women may avoid wearing certain clothing or use a large amount of makeup to try and conceal their spider veins. Laser vein and sclerotherapy treatments work best for people who maintain good health, don't have a history of blood clots, and aren't pregnant.

Our Vein Removal Technique

Lasting about 20 – 40 minutes, we complete laser vein removal and sclerotherapy treatments in one of our private treatment rooms. The duration of your appointment depends on the size and number of areas we treat. At the beginning of your appointment, we will ask you will relax while we clean the treatment area. If you plan on undergoing laser vein removal, we can apply a topical numbing cream to decrease any potential discomfort. Next, the handheld laser device is passed over the area so the energy can reach the spider veins through a series of pulses without affecting the surrounding tissues. The blood vessel takes in the energy of the laser, which closes the wall of the vessel. You can leave right after the treatment to resume your regular routine.

If you plan on undergoing sclerotherapy, we use a very fine needle to inject a solution directly into the vein. Usually, a salt solution is used, but Dr. Cuzalina will discuss this during your consultation. This solution will cause the lining of your vein to collapse. After your treatment, you can resume your daily activities.

What to Expect

Following your laser vein removal treatment, you may experience bruising, swelling, and redness; however, these symptoms should subside within 1 – 2 weeks. For quicker healing, patients can wear support or compression garments to encourage the circulation of blood. You will want to avoid prolonged sun exposure, and you should frequently apply sunscreen to the treatment areas. Certain patients notice dramatic improvements right away, but the timing varies for each person. During your consultation with Dr. Cuzalina, he will discuss your potential results and recommend the number of follow-up treatments you may need. Over time, other spider veins will likely develop so you may need follow-up procedures later down the road.

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Remove Spider Veins

If you've concealed or covered unwanted blood vessels on your face or body, consider noninvasive laser vein reduction treatments at Tulsa Surgical Arts in Tulsa, OK to help improve the look of your skin. At your private consultation, Dr. Cuzalina will assess your spider veins and create a custom treatment plan to best fit your needs. We can provide details about the cost or if any financing is available. We encourage you to call and learn more about laser vein removal or sclerotherapy.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.