Laser Treatment for Spider VeinsPerformed by Anastasia Wooten, certified laser technician
At Beleza Plastic Surgery & Medi-Spa, located in Wexford/Sewickley, we offer a variety of options for the therapeutic treatment of spider veins. For stubborn clusters of veins resistant to sclerotherapy or other treatments, sometimes laser with a ND-Yag modality can yield satisfying results. Like any other leg vein treatment, the laser procedure must be done in a series to ensure the best results, and can be combined with a regimen of sclerotherapy injections.
This shows what a laser treatment for leg veins can look like immediately before and after the treatment. The laser constricts the veins, and in the following weeks, the veins fade away. This may need to be repeated several times, depending on the needs of each individual patient.
*Please note, while all ‘before & after’s shown on our website are real Beleza patients, this does not imply that your result will look exactly like any of them. Outcomes are highly individual, and depend greatly on your procedure and your anatomy, as well as your post-operative compliance.
Laser Treatment for Spider Veins
For some women, spider veins – those small clusters of red, blue, or purple veins that appear on the thighs, calves, and ankles – become noticeable at a young age. For others, the veins may not become obvious until much later.
A number of factors may contribute to the development of spider veins in the legs, including:
- Hormonal shifts
- Occupations or activities that require prolonged sitting or standing
- Weight fluctuation
Lasers are an effective and safe method available for reducing spider veins within 4-8 treatments. This depends on many factors, especially heredity. If we assess that your spider veins are caused by deeper vein issues, we may refer you to a vein specialist.
After each spider vein treatment, you will notice the improvement of your skin’s appearance. However, it is important to realize that new spider veins may surface in the future. As time passes, you may consider further treatment to take care of any new veins that may emerge.