Spider veins on the face and legs bother millions of people. Spider veins (or telangiectasias) are red, bluish or purple veins that can result from sun exposure, use of oral contraception, hormone therapy; the aging process, or heredity.
Advanced laser technology offers an effective treatment for facial and Spider veins. And we now offer treatment with this technology in our office.
How does a laser help?
With a beam of light, the laser can deliver a prescribed dose of energy to the spider veins. The laser "selectively" coagulates the problem veins while sparing surrounding areas. After treatment, the vessel slowly and naturally disappears.
How many treatments are required?
Results are seen within three to four weeks. Typically, one to two treatments are recommended
Is this treatment difficult?
No. This non-invasive treatment process takes between 10 minutes to about 20 minutes, depending on your situation. After treatment, there is no down time - which means you can resume all of your normal activities immediately afterward.
Can we be sure that this will work on my veins?
This is something that must be determined with each client individually, but the majority of patients will benefit from this treatment.
Is the treatment painful?
There is some minor discomfort associated with this laser treatment. Most patients describe the sensation as a series of rubber band snaps to the skin. We can reduce or eliminate this by cooling the treated area with an air-cooling device.
Facial and leg veins are actually just enlarged or overgrown blood vessels and are typically caused by too much exposure to the sun, the natural process of aging, hormone therapy, or as a result of using oral contraceptives.
When facial and leg veins are treated with a laser the light from the laser is absorbed into the blood cells, causing the blood to heat and coagulate leaving the blood vessel walls unsupported, causing them to collapse. Then during the healing process these vessels dissolve within the body.
After the treatment you may experience a slight redness in the treated area, which will disappear in a few days. There are minimal if any side effects and your physician will provide you with instructions for skin care after treatment. After the vessels are gone, the area returns to the natural color of the skin.
A thorough consultation with your physician is necessary to determine the nature of the condition to be treated. Your physician will recommend a treatment plan and answer any questions you may have. If you would like a physician referral, fill out our Request Information Form and submit your request for a physician referral.
The treatment methods and parameters discussed in this web site are intended for a reference only and do not serve as a direct recommendation of treatment method or dosimetry.