Laser Vein Treatment

Spider veins are fine, short, red lines that often appear on the legs and face that look like tree branches or a spider's web. Usually, these spider veins are merely a cosmetic problem. The laser uses a powerful beam of light to gently heat the blood vessel, closing it off and making it smaller or, in most cases, making it disappear completely. The laser does not damage the skin. The treatment is non-invasive- therefore it requires no needles and no cutting.

Why do spider veins usually appear in the legs?

The force of gravity, the pressure of body weight, and the task of carrying blood from the bottom of the body up to the heart make legs the primary location for varicose and spider veins. Compared with other veins in the body, leg veins have the toughest job of carrying blood back to the heart. They endure the most pressure. This pressure can be stronger than the veins' one-way valves.

How can I prevent varicose veins and spider veins?

Not all varicose and spider veins can be prevented. But some things can reduce your chances of getting new varicose and spider veins.

These same things can help ease discomfort from the ones you already have:

  • Wear Sunscreen to protect your skin from the sun and to limit spider veins on the face.
  • Exercise regularly to improve your leg strength, circulation, and vein strength.
  • Control your weight to avoid placing too much pressure on your legs.
  • Do not cross your legs when sitting.
  • Elevate your legs when resting as much as possible.
  • Do not stand or sit for long periods of time. If you must stand for a long time, shift your weight from one leg to the other every few minutes. If you must sit for long periods of time, stand up and move around or take a short walk every 30 minutes.
  • Wear elastic support stockings and avoid tight clothing that constricts your waist, groin, or legs.
  • Eat a low-salt diet rich in high-fiber foods. Eating fiber reduces the chances of constipation which can contribute to varicose veins. High fiber foods include fresh fruits and vegetables and whole grains, like bran. Eating too much salt can cause you to retain water or swell.