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Laser Treatment: Effective Therapeutic Option for Small to Medium-Sized Spider Veins

New laser technology now provides an effective and safe means to treat spider veins, particularly on the face.

The Vbeam Perfecta and VBeam Perfecta are used at Dermatology and Skin Health. A pulsed dye laser at 595nm allows for the flexibility to treat unwanted redness, pigmented lesions as well as broken blood vessels on the face.

When applied to the skin over the spider veins, the heat generated by the laser light causes the spider veins to shrink.*

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 a few 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.*

Sclerotherapy: Alternative for Larger Spider Veins

Sclerotherapy, on the other hand, is the go-to procedure if your dilated veins are too small to be catheterized. They’re the best options for larger spider veins which respond poorly to laser treatment.

Sclerotherapy works by irritating the walls of your veins to close them off by injecting sclerosants, typically hypertonic saline and sodium tetradecyl sulfate. Upon closure of the walls, the blood will then be redistributed to healthier veins where they can flow more properly.

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