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New laser technology now provides an effective and safe means to treat spider veins, particularly on the face.
A gemini laser is used at Dermatology and Skin Health. A dual wavelength laser offering both a 532 nm (KTP laser) and a 1064 nm (Nd:Yag laser). This allows for the flexibility to treat both broken blood vessels on the face and legs.
When applied to the skin over the spider veins, the heat generated by the laser light causes the spider veins to shrink.
Laser treatment is most effective for small to medium-sized spider veins. Large spider veins respond poorly and are best treated with sclerotherapy or other therapies.
Laser treatment can be mildly painful, similar to having a small rubber band snapped against skin. However, treatments are quick and usually don't require the use of sedatives or pain medications.
Immediately after being treated with a laser, the spider veins may first darken and become more readily visible. Then, over 2 to 6 weeks, the treated veins will start to fade away.
Recommendation: Multiple treatments are often required, spaced by 2-3 months, to provide the best results.
Call Dermatology and Skin Health, one of the leading dermatologists in New Hampshire, to schedule an appointment today to help alleviate unwanted spider veins. Caring professionals are waiiting to help you. The Dover office can be reached at 742-5556.