Depending on your genetics and lifestyle there is a chance that the veins will return. You should be under the regular care of a doctor if you have any conditions such as diabetes, heart disease or if you smoke. Additionally, if your veins appeared during pregnancy, you can expect that subsequent pregnancies will cause a worsening of your spider veins.
Yes, these veins are essentially dilated vessels which no longer serve any purpose in the body. Laser removal of these veins is strictly cosmetic and does not affect your general circulation.
Depending on the severity of your veins, you can expect 2-3 treatments spaced 6-8 weeks apart.
As with all laser skin treatments, you can expect a burning sensation to the treated area. Our laser is equipped with a built in cooling system to maximize comfort. Additionally, we offer a prescription strength anesthetic cream, which must be applied 30 minutes before the treatment begins, for those patients with particularly sensitive skin.
After the treatment, you can expect some redness, bruising and tenderness at the treated area. Additionally, some people may experience hyperpigmentation or darkening of the skin, especially in darker-skinned individuals or in those with a tan. This will fade over time.
The laser light is attracted to the hemoglobin present in the vein which coagulates or destroys the vessel. The selective wavelength of light is directed only at the target, hemoglobin in the blood vessel, and does not damage the skin or surrounding tissue.
The majority of people are good candidates for the procedure. You should be in good physical health, a nonsmoker and have realistic expectations about the results of the procedure. Additionally, you should not have uncontrolled diabetes, chronic disease of the blood vessels or any problems with bleeding.
Spider veins happen when circulation becomes compromised or inefficient. Conditions such as pregnancy, standing or sitting for prolonged periods of time or genetic factors can all contribute to their formation. The valves and walls of the veins become weakened due to this inefficient circulation; in response, blood pools up and spider veins form. In the legs, they are related to abnormal blood flow in the affected veins, caused by any number of conditions that puts pressure on your legs, such as weigh gain, sitting or standing for long periods of time and pregnancy. Spider veins on the nose and face are related to overexposure to the sun.