Vein and Vascular – Benign vascular lesions, port wine stains, hemangiomas, telangiectasia, rosacea, venous lake, leg veins and spider veins can all be effectively treated by our Sciton ClearScan technology.
Renewal Skin Spa’s revolutionary ClearScan laser treatments can quickly and safely eliminate spider veins on your thighs, calves, ankles, and face. Our laser is safe for all skin types and colors. Spider vein removal treatments are fast, easy with little to no discomfort. By using the latest laser technology, we can precisely target spider-veins and red veins treating them so they fade and eventually disappear.
Visible veins on the legs are referred to as spider veins or reticular veins and are defined medically by size. Spider veins are small blue to red veins of the skin, and are located primarily on the feet, ankles and legs. Sometimes they can be seen on the chest, arms, abdomen and face. Reticular veins are commonly referred to as “feeder” veins and are associated with spider veins usually appearing in the same cluster only located deeper under the skin.
Spider veins may be caused by, vein circulation problems, standing or sitting for long periods of time causing backup of blood or inherited. They can also be caused by hormone changes, exposure to the sun, and injuries. Not only are spider veins unsightly, but they can also cause aching, swelling, burning, and night cramps in the legs. Spider veins always become more abundant and more unsightly if not corrected. The progestin hormone in women during pregnancy and menses tends to weaken veins and cause them to show in the skin more frequently than in men. Leg veins are found on approximately 65% of females and 40% of males.
Varicose veins are the largest, and tend to bulge with a rope-like texture on the skin’s surface. They are likely to cause pain and be related to more serious vein disorders. Treating varicose veins is outside the realm of treatments available at Renewal Skin Spa and is best treated by a vascular surgeon.
What is laser vein treatment?
Using the Sciton laser, pulses of laser energy are targeted over the treatment area. The trapped blood inside the vein attracts the laser energy. Absorption of the laser energy causes the blood to be reabsorbed by the body, collapsing the vein. Lasers cannot be used to treat varicose veins, however spider veins respond well to laser therapy. Laser vein treatment is extremely safe and effective on leg veins, as well as veins visible on the face, neck and chest.
How many treatments are needed?
The number of treatments necessary depends on the number of vessels being treated, the color and size of those vessels, as well as your body’s ability to heal. The majority of the treated vessels will be gone for good with one to two treatments. Treatments are in 8 week intervals. During your consultation, you will be given an estimate of the number of treatments required to obtain optimal results.
What can I expect after laser vein treatment?
Vigorous activities should be avoided in the first 24-48 hours after treatment. Redness and bruising around the treated areas is possible, and usually disappears after the first week. A tan or brownish pigment may persist for a few weeks when larger veins are involved. Your results will be seen over several weeks as the vein breaks up and is reabsorbed by the body. Limiting sun exposure and using a good sunblock product will greatly minimize the risk of complications. Some treated veins require the use of compression stockings to be worn for a few days post treatment.