Spider and Leg Veins Removal
What are spider veins?
Spider veins, or telangiectasias, are small, thin, blood vessels visible beneath the skin. They appear most commonly on the face and legs and may look like a series of lines, tree branches, or a spider- or web-like shape with a dark center. It is estimated that they affect nearly half of adult women in the U.S.
For spider veins, our laser produces a highly unique wavelength, which safely passes through the skin and is selectively absorbed by the targeted blood vessel. The spider vein will then gradually disappear, leaving the skin intact. Side effects are uncommon and usually mild, including a slight redness for a few days following the treatment.
How do lasers treat spider veins?
During laser vein removal, the laser treatment delivers laser energy to the vein to coagulate the blood inside the vein. The body gradually absorbs the vessel. Laser vein removal is completely safe and does not require any injections or surgery.
There are several factors that will affect how many treatments you will need to remove your tattoo: the ink colors, the depth of the ink, the size, how old the tattoo is, and even your skin type can determine the number of treatments you may need. The tattoo is faded gradually with each treatment, so multiple treatments are required. Q-Switched YAG laser is very effective at removing red, black and blue based colors. This Q-Switch Laser technology works by causing the ink in the skin to break up into tiny particles, so tiny that your skin can no longer hold the ink. Because the laser pulse is geared to certain pigments that are not necessarily found naturally in the skin, the surrounding tissues are not affected by the laser.
The discomfort of Laser Tattoo removal is often described as a “rubber band snapping the skin” but can vary from patient to patient. We do our utmost to minimize any pain or discomfort possible. Laser Tattoo removal treatment intervals are typically every 4-6 weeks so your skin has optimal time to heal in between each treatment to prevent scarring.