Do You Have Spider Veins?

Spider veins are a common cosmetic issue affecting many people, especially women. They are small, thin, and twisted blood vessels that appear on the skin's surface. They are usually red or blue and can be seen on the legs, face, and other body parts. Spider veins occur when the valves do not function properly, causing blood to pool in the veins and leading to their enlargement. Our medical providers have an effective, minimally invasive solution if you have spider veins on your face or body.

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What Is Laser Spider Vein Therapy?

Laser spider vein therapy is a non-invasive treatment that uses laser technology to treat spider veins. The procedure works by directing intense bursts of light onto the affected area, which causes the blood vessels to coagulate and eventually collapse. The laser targets the hemoglobin in the blood vessels, heating them and causing them to break down. The body then naturally absorbs the destroyed veins and redirects the blood flow to healthier veins in the area. The laser energy is delivered through a handheld device placed directly on the skin, targeting the spider veins without damaging the surrounding tissue.

Laser Spider Vein Therapy: What to Expect

Before the procedure begins, our medical provider will clean the treatment area and apply a cooling gel to help minimize any discomfort. During the treatment, you will receive protective eyewear to protect your eyes from the laser.

The provider will then use a handheld laser device to deliver short bursts of laser energy to the affected area, targeting the spider veins and causing them to collapse and eventually fade away. The procedure typically takes 15 to 30 minutes, depending on the size and location of the treatment area.

After the procedure, the provider will apply a soothing cream to the treated area and give you aftercare instructions. You may experience some redness, bruising, or swelling in the treated area, but these side effects typically subside within a few days.

Most patients can resume their daily activities immediately following the procedure while avoiding strenuous activities. Depending on the severity of the spider veins and your response to the treatment, you may require multiple sessions to achieve optimal results.

After Your Treatment

  • Refrain from strenuous exercise or activities for at least 24 hrs
  • Avoid taking hot baths or showers, saunas, and steam rooms for at least 48 hours
  • Stay out of direct sunlight and tanning beds for at least two weeks, and if you have to go outside, wear protective clothing and use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher
  • Do not scratch or pick at the treated area, as this can cause scarring or infection
  • Wear compression stockings as instructed by your healthcare provider to help reduce swelling and promote healing
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Why Choose Skin Care Doctors?

Laser spider vein therapy is a highly effective treatment for individuals who suffer from spider veins. The procedure is minimally invasive and requires little downtime, making it an attractive option for those with busy schedules. Our medical providers at Skin Care Doctors are trained in the most advanced techniques to help you regain a renewed sense of comfort in your skin. Each is board-certified, so you know you are being cared for by an expert who will treat you with compassion and sensitivity. Our offices are conveniently located to help even the busiest patients fit their treatments into their schedules. Contact our office today to schedule an appointment and experience freedom from unsightly spider veins.

Better skin health starts here. Schedule your appointment today.

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