At Turquoise Springs Medical Spa, we use the gold standard Nd-yag long pulsed Cutera Xeo laser for treating spider and facial veins. Most spider veins can be treated with lasers as long as the veins are less than 3 mm in diameter. With laser treatment there are no incisions or needles and you can return to your normal routine the same day.In fact, treatment time is only 15 to 30 minutes.
Generally, 2-3 treatments are needed to remove spider veins in the legs. The laser targets the blood in the blood vessel and causes it to coagulate collapsing the targeted vein. The body then repairs the area and absorbs the coagulated blood vessel. During the treatment the surrounding skin is protected by our state-of-the-art integrated cooling handpiece. By cooling the treated skin, we optimize the comfort and safety of the treatment. Lasers are especially suited to treat small spider veins when a needle cannot be used because of the size.
Vascular imperfections that can also be treated are:
– Telangiectasia: These appear as fine red lines visible on the surface of the skin. These are most commonly found around the nose and the cheeks.
– Cherry angiomas: These are a conglomeration of dilated capillaries and look like raised moles but are red or ruby coloured.