Spider veins sound creepy — perfect for Halloween! But the small red, purple, and blue blood vessels that show themselves on the legs, chest, and face are quite scary when you’re considering putting on a bathing suit or a skirt and don’t want anyone to see them. Their twisting, turning paths give them their name, not some sort of Spiderman association. Spider veins, while not as painful or as large as varicose veins, are an unattractive addition, especially on the legs and face because they can be seen through the skin.
Fortunately, at the Creative Image Laser Solutions we can make your spider veins disappear so you’ll feel good showing off your legs again.
What contributes to the development of spider veins?
There are a variety of factors that contribute to a person developing spider veins:
- Use of birth control pills
- Occupations that require a good deal of standing
- Hormonal fluctuations during pregnancy, puberty, and menopause
- Hormone replacement therapy
- A history of blood clots
- Tight clothing around the abdomen
Treatment at Creative Image Laser
Our laser vein treatments remove the unwanted veins by selectively targeting the hemoglobin and the blood vessel wall, which causes photocoagulation of the vein. This closes off the vein, which then simply fades away over time. Laser vein removal usually works in one to two sessions spaced four to six weeks apart. Laser vein removal is superior to sclerotherapy as it can be used on any part of the body and is painless.
Call us at 325-641-1927 and let’s get rid of those scary spider veins before Halloween!