Spider veins (telangiectasia) are small, non-vital, dilated blood vessels that have a red or bluish colour. They appear close to the skin’s surface, generally on the legs and face. Leg and facial spider veins can be hereditary and generally occur in females. They can start appearing at a young age but usually peak between 50 to 60 years of age. They can be caused by pregnancy, hormones, increased blood volume and pressure, injury and excessive sun exposure.
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Laser treatment for spider veins is a safe, non-invasive procedure with a quick recovery time. Spider vein treatment can be performed on vessels up to 3mm in diameter.
Spider vein treatment is performed with the laser directed precisely at the small blood vessels and penetrate the skin to a depth of 5 to 6 mm. The heat causes the tiny vessels to coagulate, collapsing the walls of the veins. Blood flow is stopped and the body absorbs the material over the next 2 to 8 weeks, depending on the size treated.
Laser treatment for spider veins usually only requires one session. Treatment length depends on the severity of the spider veins and are sold in 15 minute increments.
Each person is different, but you can expect minimal to no discomfort during the spider vein treatment. Immediately following the treatment, you may experience some redness or swelling that will diminish within a few hours to a few days, depending on the size of the treated vessels.