Spider veins and varicose veins may result from age, sun exposure, hormone therapy, use of oral contraceptives, genetics, or prolonged time spent standing with improper circulation. These veins can be red, blue, or purple in color, and often stand out under the skin, even in those with a darker skin tone. Varicose veins are usually singular, thick veins that most often appear on the legs (although they can appear anywhere), while spider veins are small clusters of many tiny veins that can appear just about anywhere, including the face.
Laser Touch Medical Clinic offers two options to reduce the appearance of spider veins or varicose veins. One option is sclerotherapy treatments, which use injections to shrink and minimize the appearance of veins, while the other option is laser vein therapy, which reduces the appearance of spider veins and varicose veins without the use of injections or surgery.
If Dr. Hakimian determines that laser vein therapy is the best choice to reduce the appearance of your spider veins or varicose veins, he will schedule you for a 10- to 20-minute procedure. During this procedure, one of our state-of-the-art cosmetic lasers will emit a safe, carefully monitored and selected dose of laser energy to the vein or veins. This procedure is so precise and accurate that we are able to target the exact veins whose appearance you wish to diminish without harming the surrounding areas of tissue. In three to four weeks you will notice a distinct reduction in the appearance of the treated vein or veins. Usually, only one or two treatments are needed to achieve desired results. Side effects include minimal discomfort, redness, or swelling at the treatment sites, which should subside within 24 hours.
The friendly and knowledgeable staff will be happy to discuss laser vein therapy and any of our other laser light procedures with you. For more information on sclerotherapy, please visit our Treated Conditions pages. Please call us at 1-888-LASER-15 (1-888-527-3715) to schedule an appointment at any of our five Laser Touch Medical Clinics or schedule an appointment online.