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Spider Vein Treatment: FAQS



What are spider veins?

Spider veins are veins in the skin that appear as dark lines that circle across the face or legs. They are relatively harmless but because the lines are dark and easy to notice, they can become a big source of embarrassment for those who have it. These red, blue or purple thread-like lines may develop on any part of the body, including the face, but most often appear on the thighs, calves, or buttocks. The condition is associated with increased pressure to the veins.

Other Treatments for spider veins:
Conservative treatments for spider veins include different types of cream and wearing tight fitting clothing such as stockings to cover up the leg or part of the body that is affected by spider veins. Other treatments include Sclerotherapy, Intense Light Therapy, and surgical ligation (stripping of the skin). By far the most effective method in dealing with spider veins is the Laser Vein Treatment.

An Institute of Laser Hair Removal and Laser Therapy has trained physicians who are able to deal with any of these procedures.


What is laser vein treatment?

Laser Therapy is a proven treatment for treating unsightly broken and dilated vessels, as well as such other unwanted vascular lesions as rosacea, port wine stains, and other vascular birthmarks. In fact, the latest advances in laser technology have given us a method for removal that is safer, faster and more effective than previous methods.

There are different types of veins and vein treatment. Varicose veins, spider veins, venuous leg ulcers, facial veins, hand veins, restless leg syndrome, and Klippel-Trenaunay Syndrome. The Institute of Health Services is able to deal with each of these problems, and a consultation will provide them the necessary information to recommend of a type of laser service.


How does laser vein treatment work?

Lasers at An Institute of Laser Hair Removal and Laser Therapy work by emitting a specialized light that passes through the skin and is preferentially absorbed by its target, which can be an unwanted hair, birthmark, tattoo, or in this case, the hemoglobin (the red portion of blood) in the unwanted vessels. The heat from the laser causes the vein to break up and disappear.


What conditions can be treated?

Rosacea Redness
Telangiactasia Spider veins
Facial Veins Broken Capillaries


What will the laser do?

Our laser services are able to treat any area of the body for skin treatment. Popular areas are the face, neck, chest and legs. Discuss your needs with our physician during your free consultation!


How long will I take to recover?

Your healing time will depend upon your actual treatment, and you may experience erythema (redness) which may last several days. There is virtually no recovery time and you may resume an active lifestyle immediately. Our physician can answer questions about temporary changes to your skin color and how they may be camouflaged. An Institute of Laser Hair Removal and Laser Therapy in Pembroke Pineswill provide the best procedure that will require the minimal amount of recovery time.


What can I expect with the procedure?

Most people who make an appointment at An Institute of Laser Hair Removal and Laser Therapy in Pembroke Pines describe laser vein treatment as feeling like the snap of a rubber band against the skin. You may be given a topical anesthetic cream to numb the area to be treated. Any discomfort can be eased with the application of cool compresses. After treatment, you can immediately return to normal activities.


How soon will I see results? Are there any side effects?

Because laser vein treatment works by causing the unwanted vein to break up and dissolve, resolution of the unwanted vein will take place over the course of several weeks. The most common side effect is bruising, or purpura, around the treated area. This will resolve within days of the treatment. Our doctor can discuss any other risks of laser vein treatment with you personally.


What are the costs involved?

An Institute of Laser Hair Removal and Laser Therapywill help choose the right procedure to fit in with the patient.


How many treatments are necessary? Is treatment permanent?

Depending on the severity of the condition, multiple treatments may be required. Improvement generally lasts for several years, but over time new facial veins could develop, requiring a touch-up treatment at a later date. Just call us up and we will be happy to give a free consultation at no obligation.