Spider Vein Treatments
Spider veins can leave you feeling self-conscious and worrying about the way your face and body appear. Broken and damaged capillaries on the face, for instance, can lead to redness and rosacea, while those on the body can create long, scraggly streaks. Fortunately, there are very effective treatments that reduce their appearance or eliminate them entirely.
At Colorado Skin & Vein we treat facial veins and Rosacea with the most advanced Pulsed Dye Laser available, the Candela Prima. This new technology treats spider veins, Rosacea, Port Wine Stains, cherry hemangiomas, and a host of other vascular lesions. It is simply the safest and most effective treatment for facial spider veins. We have been using lasers to treat facial veins for almost 20 years. The Candela Prima laser for vein treatment is by far the best one we have ever used with highly effective results, minimal to no downtime, and the best safety profile available.
For spider veins on the legs, we first determine the exact cause of the vessels so we can ensure the best treatment possible. For superficial vessels that have no underlying valve issues, we use a procedure called sclerotherapy. This treatment involves injecting an FDA-approved medication directly into dilated blood vessels which causes the body to remove the vessels over the next several weeks. Afterward, the skin looks clear and free from visible signs of damaged vessels. Most patients require about three treatments to resolve even long-standing spider veins.
Some patients see improvements in tiny spider veins immediately after treatment. Some larger vessels may take the body a few weeks to fully remove.
Benefits of Spider Vein Treatment
Dr. Verebelyi and the team at Colorado Skin & Vein identify several benefits of spider vein treatment:
- Non-surgical: Leg spider vein treatment requires injecting an FDA-approved medication (only available at doctor’s offices) into target blood vessels. It is entirely non-surgical with minimal recovery time.
- High success rate: Sclerotherapy is a potent treatment that helps to reduce spider vein visibility in the vast majority of patients. Unsightly blue, purple, and red veins fade in the weeks and months following the procedure as the immune system recycles the treated tissue.
- Improved facial redness and rosacea: Broken capillaries are the most common cause of rosacea. Pulsed Dye Laser (PDL) can help reduce facial redness, restoring your complexion to its former glory.
Am I a Candidate for Spider Vein Treatments?
If you have spider veins or rosacea, you could benefit from treatments available at Colorado Skin & Vein. There are minimal restrictions for those who want to get their veins treated. We can help whether you need a boost in your self-confidence or your vessels are being caused by significant medical issues.