Spider veins sound as creepy as they look! But the small red, purple, and blue blood vessels that show themselves on the legs 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.
These webs of twisting, turning veins give them their name. Spider veins, while not as painful or as large as varicose veins, form due to the same weakening of our veins with age. They are an unattractive addition, especially on the legs and face, because they can be seen through the skin.
Fortunately, at Spa Vitoria we put our Cutera Nd:YAG laser on the job. It can make your spider veins disappear, so you’ll feel good showing off your legs again. Wintertime in Utah is a great time to have us work on your spider veins, as your legs will be ready for prime time come spring and summer.
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 Spa Vitoria
Our laser vein treatments remove the unwanted veins by selectively targeting the hemoglobin and the blood vessel wall, which causes photocoagulation of the vein. When we pulse the Nd:YAG laser energy onto the spider vein, the light energy is absorbed by the vein wall and the hemoglobin. This energy converts to heat, and this closes off the vein. The appearance of the spider vein instantly diminishes dramatically or disappears. Any remaining sign of the now closed-off vein continues to become less and less visible as the body scavenges and removes the closed off vein within a few weeks.
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 our Spa Vitoria locations in Salt Lake City, (801) 274-9500, or Park City, (435) 655-6612, to schedule your spider vein session.