Spider veins can be hereditary or can occur because of hormones, pregnancy, exercise, heavy lifting or simply from aging. Spider veins are most common on the face or the legs and they typically look purple or red.
At Belleza Med Spa Dr. Eva Pacheco can alleviate spider veins with a laser skin care treatment that will heat and destroy the vessel wall while sparing surrounding structures.
How does it work the Elite YAG laser work?
The heat of the laser is selectively absorbed by the pigment of the blood. It passes harmlessly through the skin and gently heats the vessel wall to collapse it. This is how it gets rid of the spider vein.
What areas can be treated?
All areas of the body can be treated. Most commonly treatments are performed on the face and legs.
How long does the procedure take?
Depending upon your specific needs, a treatment session will last 15 minutes. 1-2 treatments sessions may be required.
Is it painful?
Anesthesia is not required. The only effect felt is a hot and tingling sensation that is well tolerated. The Elite laser is equipped with the Smart Cooling system for maximum patient comfort.
What results can I expect?
Significant reduction can be obtained with just 1 treatment; an additional treatment may be required for complete resolution.
Is it permanent?
Yes. Destroyed vessels should not re-appear.
Is it safe?
Complications are rare. In less than 1% of cases, skin lightening or darkening may occur. It is advisable to wear an SPF during the course of treatment and one month following the treatment you receive at Belleza Med Spa.