Spider veins are also called thread veins because they look like little threads of spider webs. They are usually red, blue or purple and can be found anywhere on the body, but are usually seen on the ankles, legs and face. While they may appear near varicose veins, they are not the same. Spider veins are blood vessels that are stretched and slightly enlarged, and they usually increase in number as you age. Fortunately, laser spider vein removal can erase them from your skin.
You may consider laser spider vein removal when you find visible signs of veins with a web-like pattern on your lower legs or thighs. They are very unsightly and may cause embarrassment at the beach, by the pool or any other time when your legs are exposed. Another reason to have laser spider vein removal is if you have the thread-like veins on your face and you constantly check to make sure they are concealed by makeup.
During treatment, the laser light is focused on the spider vein. The blood that is trapped inside the vein absorbs the light as heat, which causes the vein to collapse. This non-invasive procedure may require more than one treatment to get the best results.
Each person has unique issues with spider veins, and our specialist can help you understand the treatment that is best for you. Some of the main benefits of laser spider vein removal are:
• The procedure is safe and quick, with little or no discomfort
• Laser treatment has been used successfully for more than 30 years
• Advances in technology have developed several different kinds of lasers
• The laser is focused on the spider vein and does not damage surrounding tissue
• The treatment is effective and improves the overall appearance of spider veins, which disappear in just weeks
• The treatment has no downtime. Patients can immediately resume work or almost all other daily activities
If laser spider vein removal is the right treatment for you, there are a few things you may need to do before treatment, including avoiding aspirin, smoking and alcohol for at least a week before treatment. All of this will be discussed with you in detail during your consultation.
Your unsightly spider veins can completely disappear with laser spider vein removal, and your embarrassment at the beach will be removed along with it. Schedule an appointment at Skin Deep Naples to learn more about how this treatment can benefit you. Our office is conveniently located in Naples. Contact us today to book your consultation.