Treat Spider Veins & Facial Capillaries
Spider veins appear as clusters of short blue, red, or purple fine lines on the legs. They can also appear on the face, where they are known as facial capillaries. Facial capillaries and spider veins are typically harmless, although their appearance on the legs can make a person avoid wearing shorts or bathing suits. Sometimes, spider veins can cause burning or aching, especially when standing for long periods of time. At Sterling Aesthetics, we provide laser vein treatment to our patients to get rid of their spider veins and facial capillaries.
What is laser vein treatment?
The highly focused light beam of a laser is very effective in treating spider veins and facial capillaries. The light converts to heat when it hits the dark-colored vein. This damages the vein, causing the blood in it to clot, and scar tissue to form. This closes the vein and without its blood source it dies and eventually fades away.
Laser vein treatment is a safe and effective non-invasive procedure to get rid of spider veins and facial capillaries. Usually, the patient has to undergo several sessions scheduled six to 12 weeks apart.
How is laser vein treatment done?
Treatment does not use needles or make any incisions. However, the heat from the laser can be a bit painful, but that is reduced through cooling. Each vein treatment in Santa Fe usually takes only 15 to 20 minutes, with the patient needing two to five treatments to remove facial capillaries and spider veins.
What can I expect after laser vein treatment?
Usually patients can return to their normal activities immediately following their treatment. There may be some redness on the treatment sites, but that will fade in a day or two.
What are the risks associated with laser vein treatment?
Laser vein treatment may cause skin burns, skin color changes, and in rare cases burning or pain after recovery due to nerve damage. To reduce the risks of having complications after laser vein treatment, trust our expertise at Sterling Aesthetics in Santa Fe.