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Get Rid of Those Undesirable Veins

Improvements in technology have allowed skin treatments to fix soft tissue problems never before thought possible. Laser technology is allowing us to decrease or remove leg veins, remove spider veins and other benign vascular lesions.

Spider Veins Vs. Varicose Veins

Spider veins, also called telangiectasias, are tiny visible vessels just below skin surface. Most often they are found on the face and legs. While varicose veins are distended veins beneath the skin, appearing as bluish bumps, and most often found on the lower legs.

Two options for treating spider veins are sclerotherapy or laser therapy. Sclerotherapy is the injection of a liquid solution using a small needle direclty into the spider vein, causing it to contract. This method works best when the spider veins are such a size that the needle can be directly placed into the vein and not around the vein. Most often it requires two to six sessions at four to eight week intervals to obtain the desired results. Laser treatment of spider veins involves the laser's energy, causing the veins to coagulate and shrink. It works with small to medium sized spider veins, while the larger spider veins respond better to sclerotherapy. It takes two to six weeks for the spider veins to fade. An average of three treatments are necessary at three month intervals to obtain the desired results. Spider veins in the face are most often treated with the laser than with sclerotherapy.

Regardless of which treatment is used, you should anticipate the development of some new spider veins over time. The treatment treats the current spider veins, but does not prevent new ones from developing.

Click below to view the effective results of the laser treatments.

View Vein Reduction Before/After Photos