Spider Vein Laser Treatment
Spider veins are harmless, but are unsightly veins that exist in ‘branches’ in the superficial layers of the skin. The blue, purple and red blood inside of them makes them visible from the skin surface, which can cause a person to feel self-conscious or embarrassed by their appearance. Approximately 30 to 60 percent of all adults suffer from spider veins.
Who is a candidate for spider vein removal?
Treatment for spider veins may be right for you if you are embarrassed by visible veins on your legs or face. Spider vein removal is an elective treatment that most people choose for cosmetic reasons or for reasons of convenience. Many people who undergo spider vein removal at our office find that they feel more confident when wearing shorts or going without makeup than they did prior to being treated.
We use minimally invasive techniques to eliminate the appearance of spider veins beneath the skin. A 1064nm laser or IPL uses heat energy to target and destroy unsightly and abnormal veins. Over time, the body absorbs these blood vessels along with any discoloration they may have caused.
How many treatments will I need to remove spider veins?
Each patient will respond to treatments differently, therefore exact results will vary from person to person. However, a person could expect to need up to 4 or more sessions to achieve desirable results.