Spider Vein Removal
Spider veins are those unsightly purple or red lines typically found on the legs and face, more likely to appear in women. Unlike varicose veins, which go much deeper, spider veins are considered a skin issue.
Spider veins are actually small capillaries that may burst from weight gain during pregnancy, periods of prolonged standing, and trauma. Heavy activity may also cause spider veins to grow.
Spider veins can be treated relatively easily, either by injection of saline solution, or by use of a special skin laser. Laser treatment for spider has become the preferred method of treatment with optimal results. Laser Treatment of the veins takes about 10 minutes per area to complete.
Spider Veins of the Legs: Immediately following treatment, you will experience slight redness for about an hour; over the next two to six weeks, the spider veins usually fade. An average of three treatments is required at one-month intervals. After each treatment, you will see a 30-40% improvement in leg spider veins.
Spider Veins of the Face: Spider veins on the nose or face, which typically appear as unsightly red or pink clusters, can often be caused by overexposure to the sun, or Rosacea, which is a condition of the skin that causes a red or flushed look on he face. Two to four treatments may be required to achieve your desired result. After each treatment, you will see a 70% to 80% improvement in facial spider veins. Trust a Top-Rated NJ Plastic Surgeon for your spider vein treatment.
You may experience some redness and swelling of the treated area, which should disappear within a few hours. Generally, the veins will turn a purple color that resembles a small bruise, and then gradually fade within 5-10 days. Ice packs usually reduce the swelling as well as frozen aloe vera gel. The best candidates for laser spider vein treatment are physically healthy, have fair skin or the appropriate skin tone for the type of laser being used , are not taking Accutane and do not have unusual scar formations.