You shouldn’t have to hide your legs under pants and long dresses because you are embarrassed of unsightly spider veins. Although spider veins appearing on the legs and face are not harmful, they often cause cosmetic concern due to their bluish or reddish color and tree or spider web like shape. Spider veins are small, thin blood vessels that appear just beneath the skin and serve no purpose. Estimates suggest that nearly half of adult women in the U.S. are affected by spider veins, so don’t worry, you are not alone.
At Laser Lights our licensed medical professionals treat spider veins using a specialized FDA approved medical grade laser that targets these unwanted blood vessels. This laser technology safely treats both spider veins on the face and legs for all skin types. Most patients can immediately return to their daily routine after treatment. Although uncommon, mild side effects including a slight redness at treatment site may occur for a few days after the procedure. For complete spider vein elimination patients typically require one to three treatments; however, our providers will discuss each individual’s unique needs at their initial consultation.
If you are interested in non-invasive laser spider vein treatment or our other laser services please contact our office today. To stay updated with latest cosmetic laser technology and news follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.
There’s more to Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center than just our laser treatments. We have a variety of spa services to offer patients. Since Laser Lights is owned by double board certified plastic surgeon, David Whiteman, M.D., F.R.C.S.(c), we are able to perform treatments with medical-grade equipment and the highest quality products. Although we offer services like laser hair removal, spider vein reduction, and skin resurfacing treatments, we still provide other non-laser services to boost your morale as well as your complexion.
While some patients visit Laser Lights for medical procedures such as birthmark removal, others come for a relaxing facial. If you aren’t sure what your skin needs, we start with a pre-skin treatment consultation to formulate a care plan just for you. Our younger patients who still suffer acne breakouts may benefit from acne light therapy, a chemical peel, microdermabrasion, or even an acne facial. However, our chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and facials aren’t just for acne sufferers—we offer a variety of types and strengths to benefit patients who are more concerned with signs of aging like sun spots, acne scars, fine lines and wrinkles.
Although many of our services are intended to enhance the face, our menu also includes relaxing body treatments like hand rejuvenation, skin tightening, massage therapy, and paraffin wax for hands and feet. Hands can start to show signs of aging sometimes before the face. Often combined with facial rejuvenation treatments, we perform anti-aging treatments on the hands to increase moisture and reduce wrinkles.
Our non-surgical facelift alternative Viora Reaction™ improves skin texture through the power of radiofrequency energy and works to stimulate collagen production, tighten loose skin on the body, reduce cellulite, and even diminish the appearance of stretch marks.
If you’re interested in learning more about our services, both laser and non-laser, be sure to browse our website or contact us. Don’t forget that we offer monthly specials, so check our blog, Facebook, and Twitter regularly to make sure you don’t miss out.
A look at our menu of laser services shows the variety of laser treatments we offer Duluth and Atlanta Laser Lights’ patients. However, since a list like this can seem overwhelming, we thought we’d break it down for you. By grouping laser treatments into three categories—spot treatments, anti-aging treatments, and removal treatments—we can guide you in finding the best cosmetic laser treatment to meet your skin’s needs.
Laser Spot Treatments
Spot treatments are those laser treatments that help remove skin imperfections, whether they are age spots, freckles, birthmarks, or even scars. Our lasers target the darker pigments within the skin, causing the spots to break up and be absorbed by the body. At Laser Lights, we use different lasers depending on the type and size of the issue we’re treating. The number of treatment sessions necessary for complete removal also depends on the spot’s size and type. Smaller spots like freckles, age spots, and hemangiomas can usually be removed in one treatment. Larger and/or darker spots like birthmarks and port wine stains usually take up to three treatments spaced a few weeks apart for complete removal. Although you should avoid sun exposure after any laser treatment to reduce the risk of hyperpigmentation, there is no downtime associated with laser spot treatments.
Anti-Aging Laser Treatments
Wrinkles, fine lines, hyperpigmentation, melasma, and rosacea can contribute to an aged appearance, but the providers at Laser Lights offer treatments to restore youthful looking skin. From our micro laser peel that combines the power of microdermabrasion, chemical peel, and laser technology for rejuvenation with minimal downtime to deeper treatments like CO2 Fractional Laser, we offer treatments for patients with a variety of facial rejuvenation needs. Most of our anti-aging laser treatments will produce the desired results in just one to three treatments, but it’s important to schedule a consultation to help determine which laser treatment (CO2 Fraxel, Erbium, Photofacial, etc.) will best meet your specific needs.
Laser Removal Treatments
Our laser removal treatment category consists of those treatments that remove unwanted hair, spider veins, or even tattoos. Patients looking to rid themselves of hair on the legs, face, bikini area, arms, underarms, and chest can benefit from laser hair removal. Although results will be present after one treatment, we recommend up to six treatments spaced four to six weeks apart due to the recurring nature of the hair growth cycle. Skin color, hair color, and hair texture can affect the amount of treatments required. Unsightly spider veins are often found on the face and legs. Our lasers target these veins, causing them to gradually disappear and be absorbed and dispelled by the body. Most patients see a reduction in the appearance of spider veins in just one to three treatments. Laser tattoo removal almost always requires multiple treatments, and the number of treatment sessions necessary is determined by the size, type, age, color, and depth of the tattoo.
It’s important to understand that whether or not the particular laser treatment you receive requires downtime, it is vital to avoid the sun for a few weeks prior to and following your treatments to minimize hyperpigmentation. For this reason, we recommend reserving laser procedures for the colder months, meaning now is the perfect time! If you do have to go out in the sun after a laser treatment, be sure to wear SPF 30 sunscreen as well as protective clothing. If you still aren’t sure which laser treatment will meet your needs, schedule a pre-skin treatment consultation today. For more skincare news and updates, be sure to connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.
Spider veins are small veins that form into tree branch-like formations close to the surface of the skin. They occur most often on the legs, though visible veins can sometimes occur on the face around the nose and on the cheeks. The direct causes of spider veins are unknown though some individuals—like those who are obese, women, or pregnant individuals—are more prone to spider veins. Any condition or situation that increases pressure in the vessels can lead to visible veins.
Q.) How does laser vein removal work?
During laser vein removal, laser light is adjusted to focus on the specific pigment of visible veins. During treatment, the laser targets the veins, causing them to break up within the body, and allowing the immune system to dispose of them naturally. Meanwhile, the surrounding tissue is left unharmed because the laser wavelength does not target that pigment.
Q.) Is it harmful to remove spider veins?
Spider veins and other visible veins are chiefly cosmetic issues and serve no major function. Therefore, eliminating them with laser vein removal does you no harm.
Q.) How does laser vein removal differ from other vein removal procedures like sclerotherapy?
Sclerotherapy involves multiple injections to destroy the vein, while laser vein removal at Laser Lights does not require needles. Studies have shown that laser vein removal patients suffer less pain during the procedure, as well as long after the treatment when compared with more traditional methods like surgical vein stripping. While all of these are effective methods, laser vein removal is less painful and a faster vein removal procedure.