What Are Spider Veins in Legs and Facial Veins?
Spider veins in legs and facial veins are examples of varicose veins, which are enlarged, swollen and twisting veins. They appear when the vein’s valves don’t work properly and prevent blood from flowing effectively. Varicose veins are also called spider veins because they look like a spider web.
They oftenmake many people self-conscious about their appearance. Even though spider veins on legs and facial veins are not painful or harmful most of the time, people often get laser treatment so they can feel more confident about showing their body.
Laser Treatment for Varicose Veins
Lasers allow us to effectively and safely target spider veins in legs and facial veins without invasive equipment. There is no downtime after eachlaser treatment and the session is virtually painless.
As the laser passes through the skin into the blood vessels, the pigment in the blood absorbs the energy. The laser causes pigment specific damage without harming the surrounding cells in the process. The flow of blood is directed back down to deeper vessels where it belongs.
How Long Does Laser Treatment for Varicose Veins Take?
Treatment for spider veins in legs and facial veinsis customized to each client. Each session takes about 15 to 30 minutes and the amount of time required for each session depends on your skin type, the number of areas than need to be treated and the extent of the condition.
Consultation for Spider Veins in Legs and Facial Veins
Before we do any laser treatment for varicose veinsprocedure, it is important to do a consultation with our certified aesthetician. Your spider veins in legs and facial veins will be examined and you can discuss your goals so a recommended treatment can be made.
Laser Varicose Veins NYC Procedure
People often seek laser treatment for spider veins in legs and facial veins to enhance their appearance so they can feel more confident. We use state-of-the art laser systems.
If you have sensitive skin, our aesthetician will apply a numbing cream to the area that will be treated to avoid any discomfort. A cooling device is also used at the same time as the laser light to help keep the skin cool and reduce discomfort.
Facial Vein Removal
Facial veins are dilated blood vessels, as a result, of weakened elastic fibers within the blood vessel’s walls or trauma to the skin. Up close, the veins look very thin and have a reddish tone which is why many people get facial vein removal with lasers.
One treatment can be done in 15 minutes without damaging the surrounding skin. Over a few weeks, the veins are absorbed by the body then disappear. You may experience some mild redness and swelling. Your treated vessels may look darker for a few days before they completely fade.
Laser Treatment for Veins in Legs
Our state of the art lasers make veins fade away and restore blood flow
Little to No Downtime
You can continue your normal activities right after your laser treatment for varicose veins
Facial Vein Removal
Quick treatment that makes veins disappear without damaging surrounding skin
What Causes Spider Veins in Legs and Facial Veins?
Our blood only travels in a single direction because our veins have one-way valves. If the walls of the veins become stretched, the valves may get weaker and result in blood leaking and flowing in the opposite direction.
As blood flows backwards, it can accumulate in the veins and become enlarged causing spider veins on legs and facial veins. The veins that are furthest from the heart, like veins in legs, are affected most often because gravity makes it harder for the blood to flow back to the heart.
What to Expect After Laser Treatment for Varicose Veins
Once the laser treatment for varicose veins is done, people will have temporary darkening and a “cat scratch” like appearance of the veins which will fade in three days to a week after the session. Because there is little to no downtime required, you should be able to resume your normal daily activities immediately after each treatment for spider veins in legs and facial veins.
Most people require 1 to 4 sessions to see the full result. Many of our clients see noticeable improvements after just one session. Some of the potential side effects of laser treatment for varicose veins include, but aren’t limited to redness and some swelling.