How To Treat Spider Veins

Spider and varicose veins are fairly common conditions, more often seen in women than men. They are enlarged veins that are visible, close to the skin and usually appear red or blue in color. Varicose veins are raised and have a twisted appearance. They can be painful, with a feeling of heaviness or fullness in the legs. Spider veins look somewhat like tree branches, or as their name implies, spider webs. They are usually not painful, but can be particularly annoying cosmetically. If you are looking for answers about how to treat spider veins, then you have come to the right place! LightTouch Med Spa provides laser vein removal treatment at all of our spa locations. Read on for more information.

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Benefits of laser vein removal at LightTouch Med Spa

Laser vein removal is a non-invasive, non-surgical way to remove a varicose vein or spider vein permanently. It provides relief from the symptoms of varicose veins such as heaviness, aching and bulging veins. The process involves laser light and bipolar radiofrequency energy being used to close off the vein. It is then gradually absorbed by the surrounding tissue and disappears.

Some of the main benefits of laser vein removal at our medical spa are:

  • The procedure can be done in the comfort of our office without the need for general anesthesia
  • There is virtually no risk of postoperative infection or scarring
  • The treatment is straightforward and simple
  • There is little postoperative discomfort and the recovery time is nonexistent
  • The procedure has a phenomenal success rate, with most people enjoying amazing results

Laser vein removal is incredibly safe, and the risks and side effects are minimal. It can be used on both men and women dealing with unwanted veins. Spider veins are most commonly treated in one of two ways: IPL (intense pulsed light) treatments or laser vein removal treatments. In addition to these procedures there are also surgical vein procedures that can eliminate spider veins, however spider vein removal is secondary to the removal of larger varicose or feeder veins therefore these treatments would not be performed for spider veins alone.

What kind of laser is used at LightTouch Med Spa for vein removal?

LightTouch Med Spa offers 2 laser systems to ensure optimal removal of unwanted leg veins.

  • Alma Harmony (1064/532 Nd:YAG laser 2mm + 6mm tip )
  • Alma Harmony IPL (540-950 / 570-950)

ND Yag – (for deeper veins)- laser vein treatment heats up the vessels using a carefully controlled pulse of laser energy. This is precisely calculated and directed to the vessel being treated. It causes the blood inside the vessel to heat up (while not affecting the surrounding skin) and this causes the wall of the vessel to collapse, destroying the vessel. The destroyed vessel is reabsorbed naturally by your white blood cells.

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) – (for spider veins) -Intense pulsed light or IPL treatments are designed to eliminate unwanted spider veins through the use of pulsed laser light. During the treatment, the laser light penetrates through the outer layers of skin and reaches the dermis below at several different wavelength depths. Once the veins are deprived of blood, they will shrivel up and be naturally absorbed and eradicated by the body.

Lasers are how we treat spider veins at LightTouch Med Spa, and if you are interested in this innovative, and highly effective treatment, we suggest that you make an appointment at our medical spa today! For more information about laser vein removal, or about our other cosmetic services, please feel free to continue browsing through our website. Click here to find our contact information and to fill out our contact form.

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