Spider Veins

Many women are bothered by clusters of red, blue or purple veins that appear on the thighs, calves and ankles.There are many factors that cause these veins, known as spider veins or telengiectasias to develop including heredity, pregnancy, obesity, prolonged standing and sitting and hormonal influences. They usually develop after age 30 and increase from there.

Spider Veins Treatment

Treatment options include Laser therapy for the tiny veins that can’t be treated with other method. Spider veins, also called telangiectasias, are tiny visible vessels just underneath the skin. They develop most commonly on the face and legs. Varicose veins are distended veins beneath the skin. They may appear as bluish bumps and often cause discomfort. Those with unsightly varicose veins and aching pain often choose to have surgery to remove their varicose veins. If you have both varicose and spider veins, your varicose veins must be treated first. Treating spider veins first is not recommended because, in the presence of varicose veins, they are bound to return soon. About 50 to 55% of American women and 40 to 45% of American men suffer from some form of vein problem. Varicose veins affect 1 out of 2 people age 50 and older.

Laser surgery for leg veins

For tiny veins, the laser is the treatment of choice. New technology in laser leg veins treatments can effectively treat spider veins in the legs of patients with all skin types. Laser surgery delivers intense pulses of light energy into the veins and this causes them to fade and disappear. Laser surgery appeals to some patients because it does not use needles. Leg Vein Laser treatments take about 20 minutes. The GentleYag Nd: YAG is the most advanced laser for the treatment of leg veins. Depending on the severity of the veins, three to four treatments may be needed to achieve a treatment goal. There is some discomfort during the procedure but this is gone by the time patients leave the office. Patients can return to normal activity right after treatment.