Spider veins, or telangiectasias, are small, thin, blood vessels visible beneath the skin. They appear most commonly on the face and legs and may look like a series of lines, tree branches, or a spider- or web-like shape with a dark center. It is estimated that they affect nearly half of adult women in the U.S.
Spider veins are caused by a variety of factors, including heredity, pregnancy (and other conditions that involve changes in hormone levels), weight gain, long periods of standing, and certain medications. They often appear red or blue, and because they form on the face, thighs, calves and ankles, many patients are bothered by the way they look. Others seek medical treatment for uncomfortable symptoms such as aching, burning, swelling and cramping.
The standard treatments for spider veins are sclerotherapy and laser or pulsed light treatments. The Excel V™ 1064 nm laser is the industry gold standard for the treatment of leg veins up to 4mm in diameter. With the 532 nm laser we have the capability of treating red veins and telangiectasias. Treatments have fewer side effects than alternative treatments. These treatments are effective for most skin types.
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