Children under 10 must be accompanied by their parents or by an adult
Half of all women will experience Spider Veins during their lifetime. These clusters of red, purple, or blue web-like veins can appear almost anywhere on the body; but they are primarily seen on the thighs, legs, ankles, and even the face. Unsightly veins are often shameful and embarrassing. Women with Spider Veins may choose to forgo shorts, skirts, and swimwear; anything that exposes the legs. There are many factors that can ultimately cause Spider Veins; these include pregnancy, hormonal shifts, weight gain, long hours spent on the feet, and heredity. Unfortunately, these unsightly areas cannot be eliminated without assistance.
Spider Vein Therapy, also referred to as Laser Vein Therapy, is a cosmetic treatment designed to safely and efficiently reduce Spider Veins, significantly improving the skin’s appearance. Using a specialized hand piece, Spider Vein Therapy employs a pulsed laser-light, emitted over the targeted area of skin. Energy from the laser causes the vein to coagulate, eventually breaking down and becoming re-absorbed by the body.
Patients of any age, dealing with unsightly ‘spider-like’ veins can benefit from Laser Vein Therapy. Women and men in generally good health, who understand the treatment, and have realistic expectations for the procedure will make the best candidates for Spider Vein Treatment at Laser Infinite Beauty. Varicose Veins are not the same as Spider Veins; these are not treated in the same manner. Larger and darker in color, Varicose Veins may be the sign of a more serious health condition. Patients experiencing these bulging veins should have them evaluated by their physician.
The procedure takes less than 30 minutes, and does not require any anesthesia. A small, handheld device will be passed over the predetermined treatment area, sending out quick, concentrated bursts of laser light. As the head of the laser cools the area both before and after the laser pulse, the procedure is not considered painful; patients normally report a pin-prick sensation. Most Spider Veins can be removed with one or two treatment sessions. The number of sessions required will depend on the area being treated.
No downtime is required after a Laser Vein Therapy session. Patients are able to return immediately to work or school. While some redness and swelling may initially occur, this will quickly fade over the first several hours. Bruising in the treatment area may take between one and two weeks to resolve. The legs should remain slightly elevated, especially for patients spending long hours behind a desk. Only patients with large treatment areas will be required to wear support hose. For the first several weeks, strenuous exercise should be avoided, as well as prolonged exposure to the sun and UV rays. Laser Vein Therapy can be used to reduce Blood blisters and Cherry Hemangiomas, as well. Contact Laser Infinite Beauty for your FREE consultation (703) 866-0181