Spider Vein Treatment
Global Laser Cosmetics
When shorts become the enemy and using leg cover-ups becomes the norm, it’s time to look at a permanent spider vein treatment! Millions of people are suffering from unsightly spider veins. They may make you feel self-conscious, but they are harmless. Global Laser Cosmetic’s laser spider vein removal procedure is a fast and effective solution, allowing the removal of multiple areas in just a few minutes, a true breakthrough in medical technology. Our staff is proud to offer the newest technology in spider vein treatment. Studies have proven simple laser treatments to be safe and effective. Call us today to schedule your complimentary consultation for laser spider vein removal!
What are spider veins?
Spider veins or telangiectasia are the small, red, pink and blue blood vessels that appear most frequently on the face, feet and legs. They look like clusters of tiny tree branches or spider webs and can be found in small or large areas of the skin. Varicose veins are usually larger in diameter and may appear raised with a bluish color. These veins may be related to a more serious vascular disorder, and may require evaluation by a doctor.
They can develop anywhere on the body, but are commonly seen on the face around the nose, cheeks and chin. They can also develop on the legs, specifically on the upper thigh, below the knee joint and around the ankles. Spider veins develop more often in women than in men. Their cause isn’t completely understood in every , but lifestyle changes can help alleviate spider veins and prevent more from developing. Some of these changes include elevating the legs, reducing weight gain, exercising, wearing sunscreen and wearing support or compression stockings.
What are the causes of spider veins?
There are many possible causes of spider veins. Some of the most common include:
- Hereditary obesity
- Employment that involves long hours of being on your feet
- Hormonal influences
- Use of birth control
- History of blood clots
- Poor blood flow and circulation
How does a spider vein treatment work?
Laser spider vein removal therapy has been used in medicine for more than 30 years. Advances in technology have helped developed many different lasers. The most common laser used to treat spider veins is the ND: YAG Laser system. This is the laser we use here at Global Laser Cosmetics. It is a hand held device with a cooling tip to minimize the discomfort during the laser spider vein treatment process. The laser emits a specific wavelength of high-energy pulsed light, delivered in variable durations. After the energy passes through the skin, the light is absorbed by the red blood cells in the spider vein. The energy is then converted to heat, thereby injuring the vein wall. Within a few weeks, the spider vein seals and disappears from sight. This is a minimally-invasive procedure that can be performed on an outpatient basis. You may feel some discomfort, but the procedure generally isn’t too painful, according to the average patient.
What does the spider vein treatment feel like?
A pulse of laser light feels like a small pinch or sting similar to the snap of rubber band against the skin. No local anesthesia is typically required and the procedure is tolerated well by the majority of people. A prescription topical anesthetic can be provided for people with very sensitive skin. After the spider vein treatment, the pain is usually minimal or nonexistent. No incisions or needles are used. Side effects of laser vein removal are uncommon. Redness and/or mild swelling at the treatment site may occur, though this typically is gone within hours.
How many treatments are needed?
Depending on the size of the veins, one to three treatments at approximately six weeks apart maybe required. If your body tends to develop vascular problems, you may have to come back for additional treatments. The cost of laser vein removal varies with each patient. Call us to schedule your complimentary consultation today.