Spider Veins

“Lose the Vein, Without the Pain!”

Broken veins occurring close to the top of the skin either on the legs, face or nose aren’t life-threatening, but they can keep you from enjoying life by making you feel uncomfortably self-conscious. The laser can precisely treat visible broken capillaries and spider veins, allowing you to avoid injections such as sclerotherapy. Where many lasers are incapable of effective treatment on tanned or darker pigmented skin, our Sciton laser can treat all skin types, giving you clear skin year round without the pain of invasive procedures.

How does it work?

The laser can precisely treat visible broken capillaries, spider veins, and the reddish discolorations of the skin due to rosacea or sun damage. It gently eliminates veins from any area of the skin, although the face, neck, chest and legs are the most popular treatment areas. The treatment is tailored to the individual’s requirements. Depending on your needs, the procedure may last only a few minutes or take up to a half an hour. The Sciton laser can be used on all skin types as well as on tanned skin.

What does it feel like?

Your eyes will be protected using safety goggles. You may hear some minor popping or snapping or you may perceive a sensation such as a rubber band snapping or hot prick. Some people experience a sensation of heat, similar to the feeling of the hot sun directly on your skin in the summer. Skin areas exposed to the laser will be sensitive to ultraviolet light so you will need to avoid the sun and tanning beds until it is fully healed. (For this reason, this is a great winter time treatment.)

How long does it take to heal?

It depends on the treatment. There is virtually no downtime and no need for anesthesia, although this can be discussed with the doctor. Redness may last a few hours and you will have to stay out of the sun and tanning beds for about 5 days. You should avoid hot tubs, hot baths, strenuous exercise, caffeine, tobacco, alcohol, and hot spicy foods for 3 days after the procedure to avoid dilating the treated blood vessels. (This will undo the laser work.) Veins will become lighter in appearance until they are completely reabsorbed by the body over a period of time. Small veins will become invisible usually in a month.