Spider veins are stretched blood vessels that progressively branch out and are commonly found on the legs and occasionally on the face. They usually grow to be more and more visible with age, leading many people to seek a treatment that removes them altogether. At Laser Aesthetics of Colorado, our spider vein removal patients find laser therapy provides them a beautiful result with very little or no discomfort.
Candidates for Spider Vein Treatment
- Patients with increasingly visible veins on their legs or face
- Patients that grow tired of attempting to hide the spider veins
- Patients that are self-conscious about their spider veins are wish to remove them entirely
About Spider Vein Treatment
The treatments used to remove spider veins are extremely safe and have been tested for many years. Treatment results in little, if any discomfort and require no downtime. Centennial spider vein treatment patients can immediately return to work and most normal daily activities. Multiple treatments are usually required to completely remove the veins and patients may be required to wear a supportive garment after treatment to help facilitate the best possible results. Laser ablation can also be used to remove spider veins (usually smaller vessels) and is sometimes a better treatment for sensitive areas of the body such as the ankles.
How Spider Vein Treatment is Performed
Spider veins are treated and removed with lasers, and multiple treatments are usually required to provide the desired result. Blood vessels one to three millimeters in diameter are usually treated with lasers. During treatment, a handheld device is passed directly over the skin and the blood absorbs the laser light. As a result, the blood vessels coagulate and are then absorbed into the body. The treatment may cause minor skin reddening and bruising.
For most Centennial laser vein removal patients, side effects are considered minor and subside within a few weeks. Treated areas will need to be protected from excessive sun exposure in the weeks following treatment.