How Does Laser Vein Removal Work?

Jan 29, 2014 | Blog, Skin Care

Laser_Vein_RemovalIf you’ve started to notice tiny red veins on your face, what you are seeing are telangiectasias, more commonly known as spider veins. Sadly, these superficial veins are a natural effect of getting older for both men and women. It can be annoying masking these visible blood vessels with makeup on a daily basis. One of the most effective treatments to permanently eliminate spider veins is laser vein removal, which we administer here at the North Scottsdale Laser and Skin Care Clinic.

Understanding spider veins

Spider veins can be induced by fragile or injured valves in the veins. When the valves turn weak, blood can regress into the veins and convene there. Veins become bigger and more noticeable when blood is backed up. Facial veins can also be brought about by changes in hormone levels due to age, birth control, pregnancy and sun exposure or other lifestyle factors.

How laser vein removal works

The laser technology we administer uses a series of light-based wavelengths that aims at blood cells in dilated vessels. The blood cells consume the laser’s energy, which offsets the reaction of the dilation by carefully destroying the blood vessel. The reddish or purple colored veins and capillaries are absorbed and are no longer distinguishable. The laser passes through the exterior skin addressing only the darker areas of skin. The body’s immune system wipes out the colored veins causing them to diminish over time.

Benefits of laser vein removal

Our laser procedures are quick and are usually completed in three to four 10 to 45 minute sessions, depending on the the area being treated. The process is done without anesthetics, does not cause bruises or burns and is safe and effective. If you are experiencing facial redness, like rosacea, or superficial veins on your face, neck or chest, you may be a perfect candidate and can experience radiant, healthier looking skin after these treatments.
The North Scottsdale Laser and Skin Care Clinic can help you with laser vein removal and other anti-aging skin treatments. To learn more about the services we offer, schedule a free consultation today!