For men as well as women, the presence of unsightly spider veins on the legs or on the face can ruin the appearance of the most well-cared for body, and add years to one’s apparent age. The good news is that these fine red and blue veins can be addressed with the latest medical laser therapy and/or sclerotherapy.
Precise laser energy is delivered to the targeted vessel through a special handpiece in a brief pulse that usually creates no skin irritation. Before therapy, each patient receives a personal consultation during which the spider veins are identified and the treatment outlined. Pulses of laser energy are then delivered to each vessel, coagulating the blood with little or no discomfort. Treatments usually take several minutes, depending upon the number of vessels treated and their location. There is usually no downtime and patients can return to their daily routine without interruption.Over the next several weeks the body is allowed to resorb the vessel. Occasionally a retreatment at four weeks is necessary for maximum long-term resolution.