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
"Dr. Toledo and his staff were incredible! They were so helpful throughout the entire process. They answered any & all questions I had before and after my surgery. Dr. Toledo gave me realistic expectations of what this surgery would be like which was helpful while recovering. He worked with me on perfecting what I wanted from the surgery and delivered exactly what we had decided together. I could not be happier with the outcome of my surgery, it is everything I wanted and more. I could not recommend this office enough!!"- K.W. / Google / Jun 24, 2020
"I have been going to Dr. Toledo for almost 30 years. I trust him and I will be going to him in the near future, since I am getting older. He makes you look you very best. I recommend him to family and friends."- E.C. / Healthgrades / Jun 12, 2020
"No More Fears That I Am Part Bird! And I Can Breath Better, Too! - First things first, just get it done. If you are here reading this, the only advice I have is: DO IT! Do not wait. I HAD a big hook nose with a bulbous tip. My profile was hideous - I never, ever uploaded any pictures of my profile. When I got my hair done recently, the stylist loved the result and wanted to upload them to her web portfolio. Luckily for me, she was kind enough not to upload the ones where my nose would stick out. As in, the shots were only of the back of my head. I turned my head slightly to each side to catch the light. With most folks, their nose would not stick out past their blown-out hair. Mine did, and it ruined the shots because all you saw was this big beautiful hair and a massive, long, hook nose. Speaking of hair, I could never cut my hair. Most people with bobbed hair have elegant noses, just because it attracts so much attention to your face. Short story short: it was bad. With all that said, I am thrilled I chose an EXPERIENCED surgeon!!! My nose had to be broken TWICE, which is not a common occurrence for this procedure. I had done three consultations, and Dr. Toledo was the final one. The other two surgeons were young and had excellent credentials, but I just knew my nose was going to be complicated - and it was. There was more to my nose that met the eye (more on that in a minute), and I cannot imagine what someone less experienced would have done halfway through the surgery when they realized the initial break was not going to be enough to generate the desired results. That is the kind of thing you can only handle easily with decades of experience. No amount of textbook learning would save you here. My surgery was long, too. He operated on it until it was perfect. I am so, so amazingly grateful that I put my nose in expert hands. Best decision! Apparently, due to the size of my nose, you could not tell that it was quite crooked on the inside. I got a great bonus - I CAN BREATH! While fixing my massively complex nose, Dr. Toledo performed a septoplasty. WHAT!?! There is a stark difference in my airflow before and after the surgery! I could not run before the surgery, and now cardio is much easier for me. He is an ENT, after all! Just another reason to pick him. I hope this review inspires you to pass on the less experienced surgeon and pick the experienced ENT who knows what he can deliver for you. He will not promise anything he cannot provide. The photo of the 'after' he generates is spot on (my actual is better). I wanted a copy of it so I could compare the before and after, but all I have to do is look in the mirror. He is an artist. My dad is super happy with the result and says my face looks the way it always should have."- N.R. / RealSelf / May 22, 2020
"Finally my nose looks how I have always felt it should - Dr. Toledo and his staff were very helpful, informative, and caring. I am a nurse who had two rhinoplasties done by a different surgeon 10 years and very unhappy with the results. Dr. Toledo confidently said he would be able to fix my nose. Finally my nose looks how I have always felt it should and it looks completely natural. I would highly recommend Dr. Toledo for a rhinoplasty as he is very skilled in this area."- A. / RealSelf / May 05, 2020
Laser Vein Removal Ideal Candidates
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 Removal Procedure Technique
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 with Laser Vein Removal
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.
Laser Vein Removal 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.