Treat Unsightly Veins
Laser Spider Vein Reduction
GentleYAG laser therapy is excellent for eliminating spider veins. During treatment, controlled pulses of light are directed toward the affected veins. Over time, the veins will collapse and disappear. Unlike other methods of vein therapy, GentleYAG laser treatment requires no needles or incisions and allows patients to return to their normal activities immediately after treatment.
Sclerotherapy is a popular method of eliminating small enlarged or proliferating blood vessels, varicose and spider veins that appear on the surface of the skin as splotches, dots, bulges, and spider shapes. The vein is injected with a solution, called a sclerosing agent that causes a sclerosis or the formation of fibrous tissue in the vessel subsequent to an inflammatory reaction. This process causes a gradual fading of the treated vessel over a period of several weeks to several months. They may range in color from red to purple or blue. Benign vascular lesions typically result when damaged valves in the vein cause blood to stagnate rather than be pumped back to the heart; the pooled blood creates stretched and protruding veins. In some locations, these veins are so tiny, even microscopic, they are not visible under normal conditions. The number of treatments differs from patient to patient depending on the extent of veins present. Four or more treatments are recommended for best results.