Laser vein reduction is a revolutionary, advanced treatment that provides immediate results without needles, incisions, or downtime. It is effective on both red and blue veins found on the face, legs, feet, and other areas of the body. Our wide variety of lasers allows us to safely treat all skin types without burns or blisters. Ideally, it is best to undergo vein treatments during the winter months, as sun tans and burns may affect results. We also offer laser treatments for port-wine stains, rosacea, and cherry hemangiomas.
Types of Veins
Spider veins (also called telangiectasias) are clusters of small, dilated blood vessels near the surface of the skin or mucous membranes, measuring between 0.5 and 1.0 millimeter in diameter. They are commonly referred to as spider veins because of their spiderweb-like appearance. Spider veins are typically red, blue, or purple. They can develop anywhere on the body but commonly occur on the face around the nose, cheeks, and chin. They can also develop on the legs – mainly on the upper thigh, below the knee joint, and around the ankles. Spider veins are typically harmless and cause no other symptoms or signs other than undesirable cosmetic appearance. For more information, visit our Spider Veins service page.
Varicose veins are enlarged veins. They are typically red, blue, or flesh-colored. Unlike spider veins, varicose veins are raised and often look like cords. Varicose veins can also cause aching pain, throbbing, and discomfort. In some cases, varicose veins can cause more serious health problems. Because of this, a doctor should treat varicose veins. At DermaHealth, we can help you determine if you have spider veins or varicose veins, and our laser treatments may help reduce their appearance.
Laser Vein Reduction Treatment
Our laser treatment works by applying heat to the veins, which damages the veins and causes scar tissue to form. The scar tissue then closes the vein; a closed vein loses its source of blood and dies, eventually causing the vein to disappear. Our laser treatment may be done in one or multiple sessions, depending on the size of the area and if the vessels are stacked, as we don’t want to put too much heat in an area at once. However, results are noticeable after the first treatment session. We typically space treatments six to eight weeks apart. As spider and varicose veins develop, future treatments may be necessary. If the veins are on the legs, you may be required to wear compression hose for three to five days post-treatment. Clients who are prone to spider veins may notice recurrence as they age.