Spider veins are an extremely common skin condition suffered by millions of people across the globe. Medically referred to as telangiectasias, spider veins typically appear as a group of red, blue, or purplish veins that radiate from a dark central core, rather like that of a spider’s web. However, they can also appear as fine branch-like shapes or as thin, separate lines along the skin. These veins are typically not an essential part of the larger venous system. Spider veins can be caused by a number of factors, including genetics, pregnancy, weight gain, prolonged standing or sitting, or even certain medications.
Although spider veins usually occur on the thighs, calves, and ankles, they can also appear on the face. While spider veins can often cause individuals to be self-conscious about their appearance, the fact is that they can also be quite painful. The good news is, Dr. Shehla Ebrahim and Dr. Christopher Pavlou offer advanced treatment options that can eliminate spider veins altogether, giving your skin a more even color and tone.
What Afterglow Can Do for Spider Veins
Afterglow Physician Directed Medical Aesthetics employs some of the latest treatment techniques to reduce and even completely eliminate spider veins. These procedures are minimally invasive and do not require surgery or long recovery times. Please follow the links below to learn more about treatment options for spider veins:
Laser Spider Vein Removal
With the Cutera CoolGlide® Nd:YAG technique, spider veins can be treated with targeted pulses of laser energy.