No one likes spiders!
Spider veins occur when small veins beneath the skin are damaged, then become visible on the surface of the skin. This skin concern is more common in older patients but can also occur early in adulthood. Generally, spider veins are red, purple, or blue in color and may look like thin branches. Spider veins most commonly appear on the face and legs.
Although spider veins cause some discomfort, they are painless most of the time.
Spider veins on the legs occur due to weakened veins, usually more with age.
Spider veins on the face are often the result of tiny blood vessels bursting. Increased pressure or sun damage can cause this to occur.
Top Benefits of Spider Vein Treatment
Best Candidates for Spider Vein Treatment
- Spider veins in legs
- Spider veins in arms or face
- Raised or flat spider veins
Multiple treatment options are available for spider veins. IPL can be used to eradicate the pigment in the spider veins by gently heating the deeper layers of the skin. This reduces or eliminates the appearance of spider veins without damaging the surrounding skin tissue. Similarly, laser therapy can be used to precisely damage the spider vein, forcing it to collapse and be absorbed by the body. Both IPL and laser therapy are non-invasive treatment options for spider veins.
Sclerotherapy is a traditional treatment option for spider veins. In sclerotherapy, a sclerosing solution is injected directly into the spider vein. This solution forces the vein to gradually disintegrate so that it’s no longer visible.
While improvement to rosacea will be visible after one IPL treatment session, most patients see the best results from two to six sessions with a few weeks in between. Our esthetician will determine the best course of treatment for your needs.