Vein Treatment and Therapy in Macon, GA
If you are concerned about the appearance of unsightly veins, please visit the Georgia Center for Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. Led by Dr. Joshua R. Groves, board-certified by the American Board of Surgery, vein treatment has helped men and women in Macon, Warner Robins, Houston County, Bibb County and the surrounding area reduce the appearance of veins while also improving circulation in the legs.
What is Vein Treatment and Therapy?
Vein treatment and therapy is designed to remove unsightly spider and/or varicose veins. Spider veins are thin red or purple veins that often form in the shape of a spider web, which lends to the name of the condition. Varicose veins are larger and more prominent and sometimes bulge or protrude above the skin’s surface. Most people consider them problematic because they are unsightly and painful; however, varicose and spider veins can also affect circulation in the legs, and may, therefore, pose a health risk as well.
Cutera YAG Laser
Vein treatment and therapy at our clinic is performed using the Cutera YAG laser. This laser uses laser waves to destroy blood vessels below the skin’s surface. This causes the veins to then be destroyed and naturally absorbed by your body, and blood flow is redirected into other veins. The YAG laser was first introduced by the engineers of the Cutera laser company. This laser has made a name for itself as being a part of a company that was the first FDA approved laser brand.
Benefits of Vein Treatment and Therapy
The biggest benefit to having vein treatment and therapy is that you feel more self-confident when wearing swimsuits or shorts. Results can be noticed after a single treatment, with continued improvement becoming visible over time. There is little to no downtime following a procedure, which can be performed in under 30 minutes in our office.
Requirements for Vein Treatment and Therapy
Before performing vein treatment and therapy, Dr. Groves will collect a health history and ask you about any medications you are taking. He may advise you to stop smoking, refrain from alcohol use, and avoid blood-thinning medications to include aspirin for a week or so before your procedure.
Is Vein Treatment and Therapy Right for Me?
If you have noticed spider or varicose veins, your risk of developing blood clots or circulatory disorders increases dramatically. Even if you are not concerned about them for cosmetic reasons, you should nonetheless schedule a consultation to determine if removing them could improve your overall health.
How Involved is Vein Treatment and Therapy Procedure?
The Cutera CoolGlide method does not require any incisions — only the delivery of laser waves into the affected veins. Some patients report a slight stinging sensation during the procedure which does not last for long.
How Long is the Recovery After Vein Treatment and Therapy?
You may experience redness for a few days after the procedure. Depending upon the intensity of the treatment, Dr. Groves may recommend you wear support stockings for a week or two afterwards.
How Much Does Vein Treatment and Therapy Cost?
More than one treatment could be needed to achieve optimum results, and the number of sessions will affect your cost. During your consultation, we will discuss the cost, and go over our payment options to find one that best suits your needs.
Some procedures may be covered by medical insurance. Our staff is experienced in matters pertaining to insurance, and will work with your carrier to get you maximum coverage. In the event a procedure is not covered, we offer financing through CareCredit® and Alphaeon™Credit. We will be happy to assist in filling out the necessary application, or you may apply on the CareCredit® website prior to your appointment. We work with SunTrust Bank to offer low, fixed interest rate loans to patients with good to excellent credit for all cosmetic procedures, and also accept cash, personal checks, MasterCard®, Visa®, American Express®, and Discover® Card.
If you live in Macon, Warner Robins, Houston County, Bibb County or surrounding communities, eliminating varicose or spider veins is easy when you visit the Georgia Center for Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. Contact Dr. Groves today for your vein treatment and therapy consultation.