Spider Vein Treatment

Age, heredity, excessive weight and a career that requires prolonged standing can all contribute to the formation of spider veins. Spider veins are a dilation of the superficial small blood vessels near the skin surface. These are different from varicose veins, which are the large, dilated, ropey deep veins. Treatment of spider veins is purely cosmetic, whereas the management of varicose veins can be considered medically necessary.

At Eastern Shore Cosmetic Surgery, we perform YAG laser therapy to treat spider veins. Please contact us online or call our Fairhope, Alabama practice at 251-929-7850 to schedule your spider vein consultation today.

Are You a Candidate?

The best candidates for spider vein treatments are women or men with visible bluish-red veins on the face or legs. During your consultation, we will be able to advise you on if you are an acceptable candidate and the most appropriate treatment for your condition.

About Spider Vein Treatment

At Eastern Shore Cosmetic Surgery, we use the GentleMax™ laser to remove the unwanted spider veins. Even after one treatment you will see improvement, but it usually takes a series of treatments to achieve the best results if you have extensive spider veins. The number of treatments depends on the extent of your spider veins.

Meet Dr. Koehler

Educated at the University of Alabama and in practice for over 15 years, Dr. Koehler is a board-certified cosmetic surgeon who is devoted to providing exceptional results.

Meet Dr. Koehler

Spider Vein Treatment Costs

At our practice, the cost of vein treatment ranges from $100 to $200 per treatment. Your total cost will vary depending on the area being treated and the number of treatments required to achieve results. Dr. Koehler and his staff are happy to answer any questions you may have about spider vein pricing and help you fully understand the costs associated with spider vein treatment.

What to Expect

The treatments can take up to an hour depending on the size of the area being treated. Spider veins are treated with injections or with the GentleMax™ YAG laser. Patients may experience a slight stinging or discomfort that is quickly relieved by the cryogenic spray used by the GentleMax™ to cool the skin.

You can experience some redness of the skin after treatment, which usually subsides after a few hours. You can resume your regular activities immediately after your treatment.

Risks and Complications

Generally there are few risks associated with spider vein treatment. Spider veins treated with the laser may remain dark in color for several weeks until the vessel shrinks completely.

Your New Look

You should see results after just one treatment, but in most cases extensive spider veins will require several treatments for maximum improvement. New spider veins may appear over time and additional treatments may be needed.

Dr. Koehler and his trained staff have the right combination of skill and focus on patient care to help you feel and look your best. Please don’t hesitate to Contact us online and schedule your spider vein consultation today, or call us at 251-929-7850.