Monday, February 16, 2015

What Are Spider Viens, and How Can They Be Treated?

No matter how smooth and flawless skin and muscle tone may be, spider veins can detract from them. These thin, blue or purple veins get their name from their fine, web like appearance — but what are they, and how can they be removed?

Spider veins are small blood vessels near the skin that have become dilated. This can occur because of heredity, injuries, hormonal fluctuations, or sun damage, among other reasons. Spider veins commonly happen on the face, especially around the nose area, and on the upper thighs. Cosmetics alone generally don’t do a very good job of hiding spider veins, and many people opt for a more permanent solution.

In the past, treating spider veins typically involved minor venous surgery or having needles or catheters inserted into veins. While these procedures are generally minor and low-risk, there are newer, more effective, non-invasive techniques available at our medspa here in Los Angeles. We utilize Cutera’s CoolGlide laser therapy — a method for getting rid of spider veins that doesn’t involve needles or surgery.

With Cutera’s CoolGlide system, just the right laser wavelength is used to allow us to treat spider veins. Patients can experience immediate results in small spider veins, and improvement in larger veins in as little as two weeks. Side effects like unsightly bruising or uncomfortable blistering are minimized, ensuring that patients have the most comfortable, effective spider vein treatment experience possible.

If you have unwanted spider veins and are looking for a permanent solution to get rid of them, we would love to help you. Armed with Cutera’s CoolGlide laser therapy system, we can help you achieve the flawless skin you’ve always wanted as quickly, easily, and painlessly as possible.

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