What are spider veins?
Spider veins are small veins that are close to the surface of your skin and are usually visible in red or blue. They appear as similar to a spider web or tiny branches, with small irregular lines. They are usually found on thighs and legs and sometimes even on the face called telangiectasias They affect both men and women and can sometimes be the results of age, pregnancy, hormonal changes, overweight, prolonged sitting and family history. Generally, more women are affected than men. On the face, spider veins can be caused or exacerbated by rosacea and sun exposure, which sometimes affects the cheeks and the nose. Spider veins affect up to 50% of the male and female population.
At Advanced Laser Medspa, we treat spider veins with lasers. Lasers are considered a safe and preferred non-invasive method to treat the veins. The laser treatment breaks up the veins with focused laser light and over a series of treatments – usually 3 to 6 about 3 to 4 weeks apart. The veins slowly fade or disappear. The number of treatments varies depending on the number of veins and their depth. Treatments may last about 15 to 30 minutes depending on the number of veins.
How it works:
The treatments involve pointing the laser and tracking the spider vein. The laser light breaks up the vein and causes it to disappear over time. Side effects can cause temporary redness, irritation or darkening. This may take a few weeks to resolve The treatment is does not slit or cut the skin in any way.
Equipment we use:
We have a 1064 laser and 532 laser to treat spider veins. We used the Aerolase Neo 1064 or the KTP laser (1064 or 532)
Our lasers are a non-ablative therapy that works by sending a powerful beam of light into the skin to selectively target and coagulate broken and dilated blood vessels. By effectively coagulating facial blood vessels, the laser diminishes overall skin redness and reduces facial flushing. This in-office procedure requires no downtime and has minimal side effects. For best results, four treatments spaced one month apart are usually recommended.
Advanced Laser Treatments
At the time of your consultation, we decide which laser to use.laser for your spider veins. We also patch test you before using the laser to determine if it is the best device and setting for you.
Advanced Skin Treatments
Our advanced skin treatments are made up of a proprietary formulation of highly concentrated active ingredients. These active ingredients improve circulation and decrease redness as well as create a vaso- constricting effect on facial blood vessels which produces an overall lightening effect on the skin. These treatments also promote oxygen flow to the skin and create a healthier skin environment. The skin is then able to heal more quickly and allows products to permeate more easily resulting in advanced skin function.
Our treatments are fast and-and we take every step to make you comfortable They require no downtime. We take extra care to make sure that your time spent at the Medspa is relaxing and inviting.
We know that your time is valuable, which is why we offer early morning, as well late afternoon and evening appointments. Many of our clients also find that coming in during the day or on their lunch hour is the most convenient time for their treatments. Either way, we go above and beyond to meet your scheduling requests.
Safe and Effective
All of our lasers and machines are FDA approved and only operated by licensed and certified technicians with years of medical experience. Each treatment is customized to suit your skins’ specific needs and is adjusted each time that you come in to maximize your results. We pay close attention to your progress by keeping detailed notes, as well as advanced photographic documentation so that we can mark your progress each step of the way.
How to get started:
To learn more about spider veins and what Advanced Laser Medspa can do for you, please call 383-3300 and schedule your free consultation today.