Spider Vein Removal
Commonly found on the thighs, calves, ankles, and feet, spider veins – referred to as telagiectasias in medical terms – are small blood vessels that are located near the surface of the skin and often appear spidery or tree-like. They can be caused by a variety of factors, including genetic predisposition, long periods of standing or sitting, dramatic changes in weight, and hormonal fluctuations, such as those that occur during pregnancy. Though considered by many to be unsightly, spider veins typically do not cause pain or present a health risk. Still, many patients seek aesthetic correction for this common condition. Fortunately, Dr. Eugenie Brunner, our skilled facial plastic surgeon, offers a non-surgical laser treatment to help diminish the appearance of spider veins and improve the tone and texture of the skin.
Spider Vein Removal
Using the state-of-the-art Sciton PROFILE™ Nd: YAG laser, Dr. Brunner can carefully ablate the spider veins in the targeted area, typically without excessive patient discomfort. The minimally-invasive procedure lasts approximately 45 minutes, though individual experiences will vary based on skin type, the number of areas to be treated, and other factors determined by our doctor. The laser emits controlled pulses of light, causing the targeted veins to heat and collapse. The body then gradually reabsorbs the now-closed veins. In most cases, patients may return to normal activities immediately if they feel comfortable. Dr. Brunner generally recommends two to three treatment sessions to optimize results, and she will develop a customized procedure plan during the initial consultation. After treatments are complete, the skin should gradually appear healthier and more even toned, as though the spider veins were never there in the first place.
For more information about the spider vein removal or if you wish to schedule a consultation with Dr. Brunner, please contact our office today.