Leg Vein Treatment in San Diego
There are a variety of leg veins that can cause you to feel embarrassment or discomfort. Unsightly leg veins are benign vascular lesions that are made up of enlarged blood vessels and capillaries. They present as splotches, dots, bulges and spider shapes in colors ranging from red to purple to brown. Varicose veins are enlarged, often painful, blood vessels that are formed due to a weakness in the vein wall or a valve/blood flow issue. Spider veins stretch beneath the skin in a web-like pattern and are formed by tiny purple or red veins.
The Cutera laser vein removal system delivers pulses of light energy, causing the blood within the leg vein to coagulate. The leg vein is then destroyed and later reabsorbed by your body. Blood flow is then redirected to veins deeper below your skin’s surface, where it should be. If you have dark, light or tanned skin, you can still get outstanding results with the Cutera laser vein removal system in just one or two treatments. Most patients report a bit of stinging during treatment, but no anesthetic is typically required. If there is any downtime, it is usually under 24 hours.