What are Spider Veins?
Spider veins are small enlarged superficial blood vessels that appear red or blue. They commonly occur on the legs, but frequently occur on the face or elsewhere.
These dilated blood vessels may be short, unconnected lines each about the size of a large hair or connected in a matted, "sunburst" pattern. They may also look like a spider web or a tree with branches. Sometimes, they occur in a small area and aren't very noticeable, or they can cover a large area of skin and be quite unattractive.
If spider veins are unsightly or uncomfortable, they can be treated effectively with our state of the art lasers in as little as one to two sessions for smaller vessels.
Larger dilated blood vessels called varicose veins may be raised above the skin surface, and are best treated by a vascular surgeon. If need be, Dr. Schneider can refer a competent vascular surgeon for you.
Patients can have pain, ranging from a dull throbbing pain to a burning sensation. The larger vessels are more likely to cause discomfort, although smaller blue veins have been shown to cause pain.
Can spider veins be prevented?
Spider veins can't always be prevented. Wearing support hose may minimize unwanted blood vessels from developing. Keeping one's weight at a normal level and exercising regularly may also be helpful. Eating a high-fiber diet and wearing low-heeled shoes may also help. Sun protection is important to limit the number of unwanted vessels on the face.
What are the benefits of removing pigmented spots and lesions?
How many treatments will I need?
Typically, one or two treatments are sufficient to see dramatic results. Additional treatments may be required for very large or dark spots or for densely covered areas.
Will the spots reappear over time?
No. New spots may appear. These too can be removed. Remember to liberally apply sunscreen when outdoors to minimize sun damage and the appearance of new spots.
Our Laser Treatments provide a complete anti-aging solution for targeting those telltale signs of aging, including, jowl and neck laxity, sagginess under the eyes, saggy brow lines, and nasolabial folds. Unlike conventional laser skin tightening treatments that are time and treatment intensive, and often too painful for many patients; we offer virtually painless and fast treatment for sagging and wrinkled skin. With our Candella Gentl Max Lasers, the tightening effects are delivered comfortably at a deeper level than competing technology.
Benefits of Laser Wrinkle Reduction/ Skin Tightening