About Laser Vein Removal
Commonly found on the legs and face, spider veins are small, branching blood vessels that are visible through the skin. Caused by age, genetics, and other factors, spider veins can be red, purple, and blue, which makes them difficult to conceal. Since spider veins usually progress over time and lead to greater visibility, it is important to seek treatment at the first signs. To reduce the appearance of spider veins on the face, Highland Park Plastic Surgery Center offers noninvasive laser vein removal for Dallas, TX men and women. For spider veins on the body, sclerotherapy might be the more appropriate treatment plan. In your private consultation, double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. George A. Toledo and his trained team of aesthetic professionals will create a personalized plan based on your unique needs and goals for your laser vein treatment.
"So impressed with Dr. Toledo's rhinoplasty results! And even more impressed with how much my breathing has improved! I didn't even realize how blocked my breathing was until now, it really is life changing. Beautiful results. And a perfect little nose!"- J.D. / Yelp / Mar 24, 2019
"I went to Dr. Toledo for a septo-rhinoplasty in February 2022. I initially met with an ENT in June 2020 due to breathing issues--he said I had a deviated septum and collapsed nostril, and referred me to a plastic surgeon to fix both at the same time. The ENT mentioned that straightening a nose is technically challenging even for a skilled plastic surgeon, this made me kind of nervous about picking the right doctor because I didn’t want to end up with a botched pixie piglet nose. I looked into roughly 15 surgeons in the DFW and LA area before settling on Dr. Toledo. 1. He is a double board certified ENT & plastic surgeon. This was important to me because functional issues were my primary concern. 2. Doctor Toledo has done over 3,000 nose jobs in his 30 year career. Rhinoplasty is one of the most challenging surgeries from a technical standpoint, and it’s also the plastic surgery procedure with the highest revision rate. 3,000+ over 30 years is 2+ nose jobs per week (less two weeks vacation / year), that is a lot of opportunities to understand the nuances of a rhinoplasty. I wanted a doctor who has had plenty of practice before I got on his table. Try asking another doctor how many of X procedures have you done in their career, you will be hard pressed to get an answer. 3. Office staff are really nice and helpful. I had a lot of initial questions which they politely answered over the phone before my initial consultation. I value my time, and I felt that they did too in their professional and polite communication. This might seem like a lower priority than the experience of the surgeon, but these are the people you talk to 80% of the time. 4. He’s a fly fisher. As a fellow angler, I know the unspoken qualities one must possess to catch a fish. Patience, perseverance, thoughtfulness, focused, dexterous. I booked my surgery immediately after our initial consultation. Dr. Toledo is a straight shooter. He confirmed what the ENT said, told me what he could do, showed me a new nose proposal and that was it. Overall, I just like the guy, he’s professional, knows what he’s doing and has a cool demeanor. Dr. Toledo is not the guy who swings open the door and starts shmoozing you, he’s chill and normal. He’s not trying to convince you to go to him. So surgery day comes, I’m kind of freaked out because I’m an anxious creature. Dr. Toledo comes in with a cup of coffee, definitely has Coffee Mate creamer in his, maybe hazelnut and my anxiety melts away. Anyone who uses Coffee Mate creamer in 2022 is down to earth and confident--it’s unpretentious and confident. I wake up, I’m a zombie but oddly no pain really... He prescribed Tylenol #3 (ultra weak) but after surgery I saw why. I took half a painkiller every 8hrs for like 3 days and then just regular Tylenol. Surgery was Thursday, was back to work 1/2 day on Monday and fully back Tuesday. Oh, he also extracted this longterm zit I had on my cheek which was the best thing to wake up toCast came off 1 week later, nose internal splints came out at 3 weeks. WOAH, I did not realize you were supposed to be able to breathe out of your nose at 100% like your mouth. I really thought your mouth was the primary breathing hole for my entire life. Obviously, he hit the aesthetic aspect (I am not a pixie piglet) but the breathing is pretty life changing. Sleep is wildly improved, and I generally feel better. I’m only 4 weeks out, but I’m glad I chose Dr. Toledo and can’t wait to see how it looks in a few months when swelling subsides. Doctor Toledo is THE nose guy in Dallas. Easily a top rhinoplasty doctor in the US."- E.M. / Yelp / Mar 07, 2022
"Real review from an Oklahoma doctor: As a physician myself I spent a lot of time researching who I was going to use when I finally decided to do rhinoplasty/septoplasty. I’ve always wanted this done and finally made the leap. My biggest fear was not liking the results and being stuck with them. I did 7 consults with different ENT and Cosmetic Surgery specialists. After my consult with Dr Toledo I was very confident in His skill and experience. He listened to my concerns and what I was looking for and was able to deliver. I am extremely happy with my results and am so very glad that I found Dr Toledo. Do not hesitate in using him for your Rhinoplasty. He is fully capable and you will not be disappointed."- C.B. / Google / Mar 05, 2022
"Real review from an Oklahoma doctor: As a physician myself I spent a lot of time researching who I was going to use when I finally decided to do rhinoplasty/septoplasty. I’ve always wanted this done and finally made the leap. My biggest fear was not liking the results and being stuck with them.I did 7 consults with different ENT and Cosmetic Surgery specialists. After my consult with Dr Toledo I was very confident in His skill and experience. He listened to my concerns and what I was looking for and was able to deliver.I am extremely happy with my results and am so very glad that I found Dr Toledo. Do not hesitate in using him for your Rhinoplasty. He is fully capable and you will not be disappointed."- C.B. / Yelp / Mar 03, 2022
"Real review from a fellow doctor - extremely happy with my results - Real review from an Oklahoma doctor: As a physician myself I spent a lot of time researching who I was going to use when I finally decided to do rhinoplasty/septoplasty. I’ve always wanted this done and finally made the leap. My biggest fear was not liking the results and being stuck with them. I did 7 consults with different ENT and Cosmetic Surgery specialists. After my consult with Dr Toledo I was very confident in His skill and experience. He listened to my concerns and what I was looking for and was able to deliver. I am extremely happy with my results and am so very glad that I found Dr Toledo. Do not hesitate in using him for your Rhinoplasty. He is fully capable and you will not be disappointed."- I. / RealSelf / Mar 03, 2022
Laser vein removal treatments at Highland Park Plastic Surgery Center can improve the appearance of small to medium-sized blood vessels located on the face. For blood vessels located on the body, other treatment plans may be recommended. Commonly known as spider veins, these blood vessels are typically not a medical problem, but they are considered unattractive. Many people avoid certain clothing (like shorts and swimsuits) or use a large amount of makeup to try to hide these veins. Laser vein removal is best for patients who are in overall good health, do not have a history of blood clots, and are not pregnant.
Laser vein treatments are performed in our Dallas, TX office as an outpatient procedure in about 20 – 40 minutes, depending on the size and number of areas being treated. During your laser vein procedure, you will lie comfortably in a private treatment room as the affected area is cleansed and prepared. The handheld laser device is passed over the area so the laser energy can target the veins through a series of pulses without affecting the surrounding tissues. The vessel absorbs the laser energy, which collapses and closes the vessel wall. You will be able to leave our office right after the treatment to resume your normal activities.
What to Expect
After your laser vein removal treatment, you may experience redness and swelling, but these symptoms should subside within 7 – 10 days. It is important to avoid prolonged sun exposure, and you should apply sunscreen frequently to the treated areas. Some patients may see visible improvements immediately, but results will vary for each patient. During your initial consultation with Dr. Toledo, realistic expectations will be discussed along with recommendations on how many sessions are needed to achieve your best results. New spider veins will probably develop over time so more treatments may be needed every few years.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does laser vein removal cost?
Laser vein removal is a treatment that is priced based on how many veins are being treated and how many sessions are needed to attain the desired results. During your consultation, we will evaluate your veins, the size of them, and their location in order to determine the scope of the treatment process and determine your out-of-pocket costs.
Should I get laser vein removal or sclerotherapy?
Laser vein removal works best for veins located on the face. Depending on the types of veins present, the size and location, some treatments may work better than others. Patients who have spider veins on the body may be better candidates for sclerotherapy, which injects a solution into the vein to remove it. Larger veins, such as varicose veins, do not always respond well to the laser, and if the vein is large and bulging, surgery may be necessary. We will work with each patient to determine their best treatment choice based on their specific concerns and goals.
Does the vein go away?
Laser vein removal treats the vein with a focused laser beam that heats up the vein and then destroys it. The technology is very precise and is highly focused on the target area, which helps it to not affect the nearby skin. Once the vein collapses, it takes about 4 – 6 weeks for it to be reabsorbed by the body and disappear. Ideally the vein will go away, but results will vary for each patient.
Where can laser vein removal be used?
Spider veins can be found on the face, upper thighs, back of the legs, and around the ankles. Typically, laser vein removal is safer and more effective on spider veins located on the face. Patients may be better candidates for sclerotherapy if they have spider veins on their body. Our state-of-the-art lasers use precision when treating the specific vein so the tissue and skin around the veins, regardless of how delicate the area is, is generally unaffected.
Is laser vein removal painful?
Most patients report feeling a slight tingling sensation or a slight sting as the laser focuses on the vein. Most lasers on the market, including the one our practice uses, have a built-in cooling system that helps provide a cooling effect. This minimizes discomfort while at the same time, prevents the laser from getting too hot, which can result in a burn or additional damage to the area.
Plan Your Procedure
Remove Spider Veins
Instead of concealing or covering unwanted spider veins on your face or body, try nonsurgical laser vein removal treatments at Highland Park Plastic Surgery Center in Dallas, TX to improve the appearance of your skin. During your consultation, we can assess your skin and create a laser vein treatment plan that is best for your condition.