If you have spider veins on your legs or small superficial veins on your face, it’s been assumed that the only way to get rid of them was sclerotherapy, the injection of a saline-based solution into the vein to make the vein collapse and eventually disappear. Sclerotherapy can be very painful on the face, however.
We have a better alternative at Saltz Plastic Surgery/Spa Vitoria — intense pulsed light treatment. We put our Cutera Laser to work zapping those unwanted veins.
You Don’t Have to Have Spider Veins
Some people think signs of aging are just part and parcel of the passing years. While we may shrink an inch or two, and while our skin will never be as firm as it was when we were 20, some of this aging stuff you just don’t have to put up with.
Spider veins on the legs and facial veins don’t deserve to be tolerated. As we get older they just show up. Veins on the face are often the result of sun damage. Spider veins on the legs usually are simply because our support tissues become less supportive with the passing years, allowing some blood to pool and form spider (and varicose) veins.
Do I have to treat my spider veins and facial veins?
No, these veins don’t really cause any harm, whether they’re on the face or the legs. They’re not like varicose veins, which can be painful at times. Still, painful or not, most people don’t like their cheeks and legs covered with a purple grid of spider veins, so they opt to have the team at Saltz get rid of them.
How are these veins removed?
At Saltz Plastic Surgery/Spa Vitoria, our Cutera Laser is a better solution for these veins. It features the most advanced technology, a unique design, and produces a longer wavelength to safely and effectively treat both tiny superficial face veins and spider veins on the legs. When we direct the laser energy onto an unwanted vein, the pigment in the blood vessel attracts the light energy, which converts to heat. That heat is absorbed by the vein walls, causing them to collapse and close off.
Most patients see immediate results with dramatic fading or complete disappearance of the unwanted vein. Sometimes it can take from 2-8 weeks for the unused vein to completely go away. Some veins require more than one treatment, while others respond to just a single session.
Want to say goodbye to those purple squigglies on your face and legs? Call us at our Park City offices, (435) 655-6612, or our Salt Lake City offices, (801) 274-9500, to make your appointment.