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Home    HealthSense Magazine    2010 Archives    Spring 2010    Get your legs ready for summer
Get your legs ready for summer

CoxHealth has a new laser treatment for spider veins.

Spider veins are small nests of veins just under the skin. They are usually purple or red and form patches on the legs, and may cause achy and tired legs, muscle cramps and inflammation of the skin.

This new treatment offers the ability to treat these smaller veins, says Dr. Zachary Schmittling, vascular surgeon. Heat energy is emitted from a thin laser and applied directly to the skin to destroy the abnormal veins.

"This in-office treatment can take as little as 10 minutes and requires no anesthesia," he says.

Call 269-WHVC for more information.

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