Visible veins, be they minuscule spider veins or blue, bulging varicose veins, can be extremely unsightly and distressing. Luckily, there are treatments available to remove these blemishes. Generally speaking, the treatment of a vein is dictated by how large it is, and how far below the surface of the skin it is. The smaller a vein is, the easier it is to treat non-invasively.
Spider veins, the common name for the small, delicate, thin red lines which appear most commonly on the nose, and cheekbones, as well as on the legs, can be easily treated in 1-3 sessions with the IPL laser (depending on the severity of the veins). Laser light has a unique ability to selectively target blood vessels without affecting surrounding tissues because it is absorbed only by the hemoglobin in the veins. The vessels are gently heated, causing the vessels to collapse. The body reabsorbs the treated blood vessels through its natural healing process. Some people see immediate results; others take a few days to see the vein dissolve. This procedure has no downtime, and you can go back to your regular activities at once. Since these veins are commonly being fed by larger vessels under the surface that you can not see, they will eventually come back. We usually recommend one IPL every 1 to 2 years for maintenance and control of unsightly veins.
Larger veins, or those that are blue or bulging, require more aggressive therapy that is not available at Restōr Medical Spa. Come in for your free consultation, and we can help direct you to the appropriate therapy for you, even if it is not with us – such as sclerotherapy, or treatment with ultrasound-guided technology.