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 team made me feel entirely comfortable throughout the process of my rhinoplasty. He and the nurses the day of were incredibly kind and soothing, and the recovery could not have gone more smoothly. I ended up with little to no bruising, and Esther was there every step of the way to answer any questions that came up. I couldn’t be more happy with my results. Dr. Toledo is extremely talented, realistic and straightforward, and has the ability to make everything look extremely natural and fitting for each individual face. I wouldn’t have trusted anyone else and couldn’t recommend him more!"- E.S. / Yelp / Apr 26, 2023
"Natural results - the recovery could not have gone more smoothly - Dr. Toledo and his team made my sister and I feel entirely comfortable throughout the process of our rhinoplasties. He and the nurses the day of were incredibly kind and soothing, and the recovery could not have gone more smoothly. We ended up with little to no bruising, and Esther was there for us every step of the way to answer any questions that came up. We couldn’t be more happy with our results. Dr. Toledo is extremely talented, realistic and straightforward, and has the ability to make everything look extremely natural and fitting for each individual face. I wouldn’t have trusted anyone else and couldn’t recommend him and his team more!"- E.A. / RealSelf / Apr 26, 2023
"Dr Toledo is INCREDIBLE. I seriously could not recommend him enough. I had my rhinoplasty 6 weeks ago and it was the BEST experience. First and foremost, when my mom and I went to my initial visit, Dr. Toledo could tell I was nervous as I’m getting married in September, but he assured me my nose would look amazing after 6months.. he then said it would look great by 6 weeks. I was hesitant to believe him, but it’s now been 6weeks and I am shocked at how wonderful my nose looks. Dr Toledo’s approach is very natural and he doesn’t make you look like a different person, which is a sign of a good surgeon. He’s done thousands of rhinoplasties, so I knew this was nbd for him and I felt very good with my decision. The procedure itself was easy, only took 2 hours and I had minimal pain—I didn’t have to take any pain meds and was back to normal within a few days. Dr Toledo is truly an expert and I’m already so happy with my results."- E.P. / Google / Apr 20, 2023
"Rhinoplasty 10 day ago changed my life! It was perfect - I went to several consultations with other surgeons including in Beverly Hills and Texas! I've wanted a rhinoplasty for YEARS. When I found myself in Dr. Toledo's office I INSTANTLY knew he was the one. He asked me what my goals were and effortlessly showed me what he could achieve. When I saw the simulation he created-- it was exactly what I wanted. I paid and booked my surgery right away. I felt comfortable throughout the entire process. I am 10 days post op and LOVING my results. When he took the cast off I CRIED. It was perfect. The recovery itself wasn't bad at all! I didn't bruise or swell too badly. Dr. Toledo is by far the king of rhinoplasties in the DFW area so consider that when making your decision. His skill and experience speaks for itself, not to mention his results! I put my full trust in him without hesitation and would do it again and again. Book your consultation! You owe it to yourself to have your rhinoplasty done by the most experienced doc. I'm so excited to see my nose as time goes on! It's only going to get better. LOVE YA TOLEDO, THANK YOU A MILLION TIMES OVER"- E. / RealSelf / Apr 09, 2023
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.