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Spider Vein Reduction Options

July 19, 2012 | Laser Vein Removal, Other

Spider veins can be an embarrassing skin condition and are most often seen on the face and legs. While unsightly facial veins can be somewhat hidden with makeup, people who have spider veins on their legs stick to long pants for coverage—even during this hot Atlanta summer. AYA Medical Spa can make this your last summer of hiding behind make up or long pants.

Using our eMax with elōs system, our licensed estheticians can reduce the appearance of visible veins on the face. This system works by combining laser and radiofrequency (RF) energy to heat and weaken the unwanted vein and destroy it. The blue/red pigments in the vein are broken up and absorbed by the body’s natural processes. Similarly, we use the Candela GentleMax laser to reduce the appearance of spider veins on the legs. Patients often question the safety of this treatment assuming vein elimination is harmful to the body’s circulatory system, but since the spider veins are damaged and do not work properly in the first place, they are not needed.

The process of laser vein elimination is also safe and provides optimal results. Although the technology heats up the veins, there is a built-in cooling device to protect the patient’s skin. There is no downtime with this procedure, but some patients report short-term redness at the treatment site immediately following vein treatment. Depending on the extent of the veins, 1 to 3 treatments spaced 6-8 weeks apart are usually necessary for full results. Before vein treatment, our licensed estheticians examine each patient’s area of concern during a skin analysis consultation and provide an estimate of how many treatments will be necessary for optimal results.

It’s important to use caution when pursuing any type of laser treatment during the summer, especially if you plan to spend time in the sun. UV exposure after laser treatment can cause hyperpigmentation, or uneven skin tone. Patients looking to remove spider veins on their face and spend a good amount of time in the sun may need to wait to schedule an appointment for the fall, but patients who don’t go out in the sun or cover up the veins on their legs with pants all summer anyway can pursue vein treatment anytime.

Why not make this your last summer of hiding? Schedule a consultation to learn more about spider vein removal, and visit our website to learn more about the other services we offer. For skin care news and updates, be sure to join our Facebook networks.