What Are Spider Veins?
Spider veins are the little purple and blue squiggly clusters of veins just beneath the skin’s surface on the legs and face. Some people get them confused with varicose veins, but varicose veins are larger and usually push the surface skin upwards.
How Do Lasers Remove Spider Veins?
At N4 MedSpa we put our lasers to work zapping spider veins. We start by setting the laser wavelength to match the color of your spider vein. Then we direct the laser energy onto the vein, and the pigment in the blood vessel attracts the light energy, which converts to heat. That heat is absorbed by the vein walls, causing them to collapse and close off.
Most patients see immediate results with dramatic fading or complete disappearance of the unwanted vein. Sometimes it can take from 2-8 weeks for the unused vein to completely go away. Some veins require more than one treatment, while others respond to just a single laser session. Lasers are especially effective on facial spider veins.