Spider Vein Reduction

Problems such as spider veins and varicose veins can be problematic, unsightly, and uncomfortable in many cases.

These conditions may be caused by a number of factors, including lifestyle, hormonal changes, and pregnancy. There also may be a genetic predisposition that could make a person more prone to spider or varicose veins. We want you to know that Franklin Skin and Laser has solutions that can end your embarrassment and discomfort. If you live in the Cool Springs area and want to know more about laser vein treatments, we are happy to consult with you.

How laser vein therapy works

Lasers have improved a number of the tasks we perform in medicine today, and our treatments are all performed with brand new lasers. Treating veins with laser therapy is minimally invasive and effective at achieving successful results. Treatment consists of directing laser energy at the problematic vein or veins. When thermal energy is absorbed into the vessels, they break apart. Subsequently, they can be absorbed by the body.

Laser vein therapy spider vein treatment is efficient and only mildly uncomfortable, if at all. To treat a vein or veins completely takes a few treatment sessions, which we schedule every few weeks. Over time, the treated veins become less and less noticeable until they have disappeared completely. After laser therapy, the treated veins will not return. It is possible, however, for new problem veins to develop in another area.

Dr. Bengelsdorf offers an experienced hand at laser vein therapy in Cool Springs


Laser vein therapy may not be the ideal solution for every person. Dr. Bengelsdorf also performs sclerotherapy, one of the longest standing treatments for unwanted veins. Sclerotherapy involves treating veins individually with a solution that leads to their closure. After injections using a very fine needle, sclerosing medication causes irritation to the walls of problematic veins. Over the course of several weeks, veins close up and the blood attempting to move through them is redirected naturally.

When you receive any cosmetic procedure, you gain peace of mind in knowing that your physician or surgeon has an extensive background in this type of care. With Dr. Bengelsdorf, you have all of these qualifications and more. A Fellow of both the College of Surgeons and the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery, Dr. Bengelsdorf graduated magna cum laude from the highly regarded Boston University Six-Year Medical Program and has earned the Physician’s Recognition Award. He is a member of several medical organizations, and has practiced for over 15 years. His specialty is in dermatologic and cosmetic surgery, with a focus on minimally invasive procedures. When you make the decision to seek any type of vein treatment, you can feel confident knowing that Dr. Bengelsdorf will be able to take you step by step through the treatment process, ensuring your comfort and well being.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Traditional hair removal methods, like shaving, waxing, and plucking, all cut, shorten, or remove the actual hair from the follicle for temporary results. After a few days or weeks, the hair grows back, and you have to repeat the treatment process to maintain your results. Laser hair removal treatments are so effective because they work differently.

The laser energy emitted by the device is attracted to pigment. It targets the pigment in the hair follicle, heating the follicle and damaging it so that it stops growing hair. After completing the recommended number of sessions, you will notice a significant reduction in hair growth. This device can help clients achieve their desired results, that being hair-free and smoother skin, without negatively impacting the surrounding skin in any way.

The Candela GentleMax Pro® is known for delivering a comfortable laser hair removal treatment. We will take every step to promote your comfort throughout the treatment, and with that in mind, you can schedule your appointments with confidence, knowing that you won’t have to endure significant discomfort to achieve hair-free skin.

The Candela GentleMax Pro® laser device can help clients eliminate unwanted hair from virtually anywhere on the face and body. Some of the most common areas include the arms, legs, back, chest, and face. We can even remove unwanted hair from intimate areas for men and women and perform full-body treatments. You’ll have the option of treating one or multiple areas throughout your treatment plan, and we can customize your treatments as needed.

With each treatment you schedule, you’ll notice less hair in the treatment area. You’ll also experience the surprising benefit of laser hair removal: skin rejuvenation. The laser energy can help rejuvenate the skin in the treatment area as it targets and destroys hair within the hair follicles by increasing natural collagen and elastin production.

One of the many benefits of the Candela GentleMax Pro® laser system is that it can deliver quick treatments. You can schedule your treatments and get back to your daily activities in less than an hour. Typical treatments can take 30 minutes. Once we learn more about the size and number of areas that you want to treat, we can give you a better idea of how long to plan for your treatment sessions.

The total number of treatments you will need to achieve your desired results will depend on many factors, including the number of hair follicles in an active growth phase in the treatment area at your time of treatment as well as the size of the area or the number of areas you want to treat. Once we learn more about the areas you want to treat, we can customize your treatment plan accordingly.

When you come in for your initial consultation, we can give you a better idea of how many sessions you will need to achieve your desired results. We offer seven package sessions as well as complementary touchup treatments for up to two years after completing those sessions. We can give you more information about what your treatment plan may look like and our complementary touchup sessions at your consultation.

Because this device can treat a wide range of skin types and tones, most clients will qualify for treatment. However, laser hair removal requires pigmentation. The laser light targets pigment, so if there is no pigment in the hair follicle, the treatment will not be effective, and the laser device won’t effectively destroy the follicle.

For that reason, certain hair colors may not respond to the treatment process. Our complimentary consultations provide the perfect avenue for you to learn more about laser hair removal and discuss your desired treatment areas. Then we can evaluate your hair and skin color in person to confirm your treatment eligibility and move forward with the process.


If you have spider veins or varicose veins and live in the Cool Springs area, you have nothing to lose by calling Franklin Skin and Laser. We are happy to schedule your consultation with Dr. Bengelsdorf in our conveniently located office.

What are you waiting for? You’re just a treatment away from smooth, beautiful legs you will be eager to show off.