Laser Spider Vein Treatment in Chicago, IL
Whether you call them spider veins, varicose veins, or telangiectasia, we all know what they are: those bluish-reddish small veins that appear on your legs as you age. In fact, age is one of the primary factors in developing spider veins, along with genetics.
Why do spider veins appear?
Spider veins, the smaller, thinner cousins of varicose veins, appear because as we age, pressure grows in certain areas of our body and vein valves weaken over time. In some of these areas, the weak valves allow blood to build up in certain areas, causing the appearance of spider veins.
How can I avoid getting spider veins?
Since a primary factor in developing spider veins is genetics, you may not be able to avoid spider veins all together. But, keeping a healthy weight and an active lifestyle can decrease the chance of spider veins presenting in your legs.
What can I do to lessen the appearance of spider veins in my face or legs?
If your job requires that you are standing or sitting for long periods, you may want to consider wearing support socks or stockings. This can help prevent new spider veins from forming in your legs and will also help prevent existing spider veins from growing. But once spider veins are there, especially in your facial area, one of the best ways to decrease their visibility – and, in certain cases, get rid of them all together, is to pursue laser treatment therapy.
What is laser spider vein treatment?
When we treat spider veins with a laser, the heat energy from the laser damages the problematic veins, causing them to eventually collapse and sometimes to disappear all together. Laser treatment for spider veins can be used just about anywhere on the body, including on the face.
While spider veins are completely normal and most times are not an indication of a larger medical problem, when spider veins appear or if their appearance changes dramatically, you should see a doctor as soon as possible to rule out any other rare medical problems that may be causing the varicose veins.
But most times, varicose veins are simply unsightly and may cause you to not want to show your otherwise fabulous legs. And that’s no way to live! So book your free initial consultation with a board-certified dermatologist at Dermatologic Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery today to see how laser treatments can help reduce and in some cases completely eradicate the appearance of spider and varicose veins.