Laser Remedy Skin Solutions
Medical Spa & Certified Laser Technicians located in Greenwood Village, CO
Many people think spider veins are only a cosmetic imperfection, but they can lead to self-esteem issues, and in some cases, medical problems. At Laser Remedy Skin Solutions in Greenwood Village, Colorado, you can find a solution for spider veins that works for you. If you’re one of the nearly 50% of adults in the United States who have a vein problem, call Laser Remedy Skin Solutions today to schedule your initial consultation. You can even book online.
Spider Veins Q & A
What are spider veins?
If you have small, dilated blood vessels on your legs or face, you may have spider veins. They appear as red, purple, or blue webs across your skin.
Although spider veins are often painless, you may experience some spider vein symptoms. Beyond their web-like pattern, you may have:
- Swelling or aching legs
- Restless legs
- Heaviness in legs
What causes spider veins?
A common condition, 84% of people have spider veins. Spider veins are caused by increased pressure in the veins. Spider veins can be a sign of blood backup deeper inside that you can’t always see on the skin. You should get them checked out because varicose veins can lead to more serious health problems.
Many factors lead to the development of spider veins, including:
- Hormonal changes
- Standing for long periods of time
- Hereditary factors
Certain individuals may have a predisposition to spider veins and heredity may influence their development.
How are spider veins treated?
At Laser Remedy Skin Solutions, the team uses the award-winning excel V™ laser to reduce the appearance of spider veins.
Excel V uses laser light to penetrate spider veins beneath the skin, flooding them with energy to clot the blood causing the spider vein. This clotting stops the blood flow, causing the vein to shrink.
As your spider vein closes, your body naturally redirects blood flow through healthy veins and absorbs the spider vein.
This non-invasive procedure typically doesn’t require downtime, and you can resume most of your normal activities the same or the next day. Your technician at Laser Remedy Skin Solutions discusses post-treatment care, including:
- Apply Arnica gel or Dermaka cream
- Wear sunscreen
- Avoid blood thinners
- Refrain from vigorous exercise for 2 days post-treatment
- Stay away from sauna or steam rooms
Can you prevent spider veins?
Although laser treatments help treat your existing spider veins, they can’t prevent future spider veins from forming. As such, your technician may suggest things to do at home to make spider vein development less likely.
They may recommend not restricting circulation in your legs, which often happens from sitting with your legs crossed, smoking, and being overweight. Your technician may suggest wearing support stockings, especially if you must stand for extended periods. Moving throughout the day and engaging in regular exercise may also reduce your risk of future spider veins.
Take a stand against spider veins and use the online scheduling tool to book your initial consultation or call the office today.
*Individual results may vary
What We Offer ?
8577 East Arapahoe Road, Suite C
Greenwood Village, CO 80112