Between 30% and 60% of men and women suffer from varicose or spider veins. These purple or red, ropey veins are aesthetically displeasing and can cause aches, pains, and the feeling of heaviness in your legs. Cosmetic specialist Dr. Morris Ahdoot at Cosmetic Laser Center of Irvine can reduce the appearance of your unsightly veins. If you’re in the Irvine, California, area, call the office or use the online booking tool to learn about the options for resolving your vein issues.
Varicose veins are the raised, enlarged, ropey veins that appear on your legs. They’ve enlarged due to a weakness in the vein wall or a problem with the valves that control the flow of blood.
Spider veins are smaller than varicose veins. They’re superficial, twisty, and appear just under the skin of your legs or face.
Sun exposure affects the dilation of spider veins, as can the natural aging process. Genetics, pregnancy, and prolonged time sitting or standing (for example, at work) may also cause unsightly, uncomfortable vein issues.
Old-school treatments for unsightly veins often involved painful, inconvenient surgery. At Cosmetic Laser Center of Irvine, Dr. Ahdoot offers the latest light-based therapies to successfully treat many types of vein issues in a simple, noninvasive manner.
Facial spider veins respond well to IPL photorejuvenation and ND/YAG laser technologies. Either therapy causes blood vessels and spider veins to dwindle.
Laser technology can also treat minor or smaller varicose veins. The heat from the laser cauterizes, or seals, the varicose vein. As a result, the vein shrinks, creating scar tissue that renders the vein unusable, so blood directs to other healthy veins nearby.
Advanced laser treatments allow the team at Cosmetic Laser Center of Irvine to precisely deliver the right amount of energy to targeted veins, resulting in smoother skin and legs with fewer blemishes.
You may notice the results of therapy in small spider veins first, as they disappear almost immediately following treatment. Large areas of spider veins and varicose veins take longer to heal: They first turn a darker color and then require one to three months to clear.
You may require up to three treatments for certain veins to completely disappear.
Call or book an appointment online with Cosmetic Laser Center of Irvine to learn about effective, noninvasive laser treatments to reduce and eliminate the appearance of spider or varicose veins.
*Individual results may vary.