What causes Spider Veins?

Spider veins, also known as roadmaps veins, are superficial blood vessels caused the backup of blood, exposure to sun, oral contraception, and injury.  Heredity accounts for 80% of people who have spider veins.  Crossing your legs does not form spider veins. Tanning does not hide them either- on the contrary, ultraviolet lights breaks down collagen, compressing the walls of the spider veins causing them to thin and spread.

What technology is used to treat spider veins and how does it work?

We use a combination of revolutionary LASERS like the Cutera xeo, and the  LightPodNeo Nd:YAG LASERS, with innovative MicroPulse-1064 technology for the combination of high power and gentle, safe pulse durations. Spider veins respond to a prescribed dose of energy and wavelength of light.  A small spot of laser light travels through the skin and is absorbed by the blood within the vein.

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How many treatments are required to remove facial vessels?

Improvement may be seen after a single treatment.  The total number of treatment sessions depends on the extent and depth of the spider veins.  Maximum clearance is typically achieved within 1-3 treatment sessions.  Treatment time varies between 10-60 minutes, depending on the size of area being treated.

Does laser treatment hurt?

There is little to no discomfort.  Our advanced technology does not require numbing agents or additional cooling equipment, however.  The Cutera xeo does have a contact-cooling tip for added comfort.  Our LASERS have innovative enhancements that provide phenomenal results ensuring safety and peace-of-mind.

What preparations do I have to make prior to treatment?

Clients do not have to change their daily regime. We suggest avoiding sun exposure on the area to be treated prior and post treatment.

Are there side effects to having laser treatment?

No sweat. Post-operative care is minimal. This is a non invasive treatment to treat spider veins. No injections. No surgery. Redness, swelling and mild bruising can occur, but most always resolve over time. Avoiding sun exposure to the treated area and physical activity should be avoided 24-48 hours after treatment to minimize the risk of any possible complications.

Am I a good candidate for laser treatment?

“Approximately 50 to 55% of woman and 40-45% of men in the United States suffer from some type of vein problem” – U.S Department of Health and Service Office on Women’s Health.

If you are part of this statistic, we are here to help you feel confident and enjoy the skin you are in.  Using revolutionary laser technology, we provide treatment to effectively and safely reduce the appearance of superficial vessels on the face (telangiectasias) with no recovery time and little or no discomfort.

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