Spider veins area a common problem for both men and women. Those networks of red and blue lines commonly develop on the lower legs, but can also appear on the thighs, stomach and face. While spider veins are rarely more than a cosmetic concern, they can lead to serious embarrassment and lack of self-confidence when they are in visible areas. The good news is non-invasive laser therapy is available at Carolina Vein Associates to zap those unsightly veins away, leaving you with clearer, more youthful skin.
What are Spider Veins?
Spider veins are those networks of veins that often resemble a starburst pattern or a spider’s web. There are a number of potential causes of spider veins, including:
- Hormonal fluctuations
- Some types of medication
- Trauma to the skin
- Sun exposure
Spider veins can also be caused by an underlying condition known as venous insufficiency. Venous insufficiency, which is also to blame for most varicose veins, occurs when the veins of the lower legs fail to function as efficiently, allowing blood to pool in the lower vessels. This leads to swelling of the veins and the appearance of varicose and spider veins. In addition to the visible symptoms, patients might also experience leg heaviness and fatigue, swelling and leg cramps, especially in the evening.
Introducing the Dornier FlexiPlus Laser
The Dornier FlexiPlus Laser, currently offered at Carolina Vein Associates, is a state-of-the-art surface laser specifically designed to eliminate spider veins and other types of vascular lesions. The high-performance laser targets vessels underneath the surface of the skin without penetrating the skin. The laser energy uses focused heat to destroy the small veins without causing trauma to surrounding skin, tissue and other vessels.
Spider veins treated with the Dornier FlexiPlus will slowly fade away. It takes approximately 2-4 months and typically 3-5 treatments to make an area go away. after treatment as they are naturally eliminated by the body. Because the procedure completely destroys the vessels, it is considered a permanent treatment for spider veins. If additional spider veins appear in the future, another treatment with the Dornier FlexiPlus can be administered. In some cases, the laser treatment might be combined with injectable treatments called sclerotherapy to produce even better results.
Your spider veins don’t have to keep you from enjoying your favorite leg-baring fashions. A simple laser treatment can zap those veins away and give you smoother, more beautiful legs. The procedure is also effective for treating facial veins. To learn more about surface laser treatments, contact Carolina Vein Associates at 704-684-4511.