Spider veins are a common skin issue for women that can cause cosmetic concerns and make your legs look older. To remove spider veins without injections or surgery, visit John Burger, MD, at Reborn Skin Care. As a skin care specialist in West Caldwell, New Jersey, Dr. Burger offers noninvasive and painless laser spider vein removal so your legs can look youthful and healthy again. To determine if you’re a candidate for laser spider vein treatment, call or book a consultation online today.
Spider veins typically show up in your legs and have a spider-like appearance that can be distracting or embarrassing to you. They’re typically red, blue, or purple in color and may cause skin sensitivity and itchiness.
Spider veins are related to varicose veins, though they’re less severe and not considered dangerous. If you have spider veins and want them removed for cosmetic reasons, Dr. Burger offers laser removal with the Quanta® laser.
Spider veins and varicose veins both occur when the pumps in your veins break down and cause blood to pool in your veins before being pumped back to your heart. With spider veins, the blood pools in small, superficial veins close to the surface of your skin.
Common causes of spider veins include:
Spider veins are most common among women over the age of 40, though they can occur in men as well.
Dr. Burger uses the Quanta® laser to remove spider veins and improve the appearance of your skin. When the laser is applied to your skin, the light energy penetrates your skin and reaches the cell walls of your veins, which are made of collagen. The laser energy breaks down the collagen in your veins until the veins close.
Your blood then naturally flows into other veins in the area. Over the next few weeks, the broken-down collagen from the vein walls is absorbed, preventing blood flow from returning to the area and forming spider veins again.
Yes, laser therapy is an effective and noninvasive option for the treatment of spider veins. Small spider veins can disappear completely after a single session, though larger spider veins may need up to three sessions to be fully removed.*
After your 10-15 minute laser session, you can return to your normal activities right away. Dr. Burger may recommend wearing compression stockings for two to three weeks following treatment to support the circulation in your legs. Avoiding UV exposure to the treatment area is also important to prevent skin irritation.
To learn more about laser spider vein removal, call or book a consultation online at Reborn Skin Care.
*Individual results may vary.