Spider veins, commonly found on the face and legs, are caused by the dilation of a small group of blood vessels near the skin’s surface. Spider veins often look like lines, sunbursts or web patterns that appear red, blue or purple. When they occur on the face these spider veins, also called telangiectasias, may be related to chronic sun exposure or exposure to temperature extremes.
Laser spider vein treatment may cause minor bruising which usually improves within a week, but often, recovery is immediate. Two to four treatments may be required to achieve desired results.
At PCI Wellness, we use advanced technologies and the latest treatments to provide a safe, easy and effective use of the Harmony laser system to remove spider veins.
During laser spider vein treatment, the laser is applied to the skin over the area where treatment is desired. The laser light is absorbed by the veins and causes your spider veins to coagulate and shrink. Laser spider vein treatments are most effective for small, superficial and medium size spider veins. Large and deep spider veins respond poorly and are best treated with sclerotherapy.
Spider vein laser treatments do not require sedatives, pain medications, or injections of local anesthetic. Immediately following treatment, spider veins will be darker and more visible. *Over two to six weeks, your spider veins should fade. After each treatment, you will see a significant improvement in the appearance of face spider veins and leg spider veins. An average of three treatments is required for best results.
*Results and patient experience may vary.