Vascular Lesions / Spider Veins
How does the treatment work?
During the treatment, our technology emits light energy that is selectively absorbed by the spider vein. As a vein absorbs the energy, it heats up and immediately collapses, cutting off blood flow. Not all veins are appropriate to treat with lasers, so it is important to consult with your provider.
How many treatments will I need?
The number of treatments needed depends on the severity of the vascular lesion. Most patients only need 2 to 3 treatments for desired results and many see improvement just after one treatment. Light-based treatment works best on spider veins that are less than 2mm wide.
Is the procedure painful?
The treatment feels like a warm snapping sensation and causes some mild discomfort – most patients find it to be tolerable.
What results should I expect?
When the spider vein collapses from the treatment, a small bruise may form in the area. As the bruise heals, the area will reveal unblemished and clear skin. Once removed, the spider vein will not return. To prevent additional spider veins from forming: stay active daily, avoid sitting or standing for long periods of time, and protect your skin from the sun exposure.