Spider Veins or telangiectasias are facial veins caused by a dilation of capillary vessels or arterioles. They may be visible through the skin or result in a red, blue or purple appearance of the skin.
Laser light has been used to treat vascular lesions like spider veins for several years. The laser eliminates unattractive spider veins with the gentle action of a light beam. This beam of light delivers heat to the spider veins causing destruction of the blood vessel. The mild and precise treatment characteristics of the laser provide consistent results. In most cases, treatments are performed without the need for anesthesia.
The laser treatments are very safe and have been used for millions of treatments worldwide. Some bruising or redness may occur following a treatment. The risk of scarring is minimal. The laser may be used in combination with Injection Sclerotherapy.
Typically, multiple treatments are necessary to achieve optimal results. Smaller vessels usually require two to three treatments. Veins, which are more difficult to remove, require more treatments. The treatments are spaced at four to six week intervals.