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Spider Vein Removal

The Women’s Health & Laser Aesthetic Center can help you reduce or eliminate spider veins using lasertreatments. The treatment can improve cosmetic appearance as well as having medical benefits. We can also treat capillaries and veins on face and nose.

Prolonged periods of standing, pregnancy, and hereditary factors can all lead to varicose and spider veins in the legs. About half of American women and men suffer from some form of vein problem. Increasing age, family history, hormonal changes, pregnancy, sun exposure and obesity influences the incidence of varicose veins.

Without treatment these veins will continue to enlarge with time, and could eventually cause blood clots or poor wound healing, especially if your varicose or spider veins are in your legs or feet.

How does laser spider vein removal work?

The laser used at Women’s Health & Laser Aesthetic Center targets hemoglobin, a component of blood, which allows the tracing of blood vessels with pulses of laser light. As the energy from the laser is absorbed by the blood in the vessel, heat is created and the vessel wall is destroyed. The vein will die and the body will clear away the tissue as it would clear away a bruise. Treatments with our laser require no anesthetics, no downtime, and carry very low risk of side effects. People with all skin colors can be safely treated.

How long will it take for my veins to disappear?

The healing response varies among people, and clients can expect veins to disappear anywhere from several days to few months.

How many treatments will I need?

This will vary depending upon the number and severity of spider veins. One to three treatments is sufficient for the majority of patients.

Will my treated veins come back?

Once a vein is completely dead and reabsorbed, it should be gone. However, new veins may develop. Any newly developing vein can be quickly treated.

What is the cost of laser spider vein removal?

Cost will depend on how many veins you have and the time it takes to treat them. Many patients can be treated in as little as 15 minutes. An assessment of cost will be determined at your free consultation.

What are the possible side effects of treatment?

While side effects are uncommon, the skin over the treated vessel will appear red and swollen for a few hours after treatment. Bruising is the most common side effect. Because the laser generates heat within the vessel, there is a small risk of a water blister. Rarely this may result in a change in skin pigmentation at that site or scarring. Hemosiderin staining is a brownish stain from the hemoglobin in the blood. This stain may linger under the skin.

Are there any activity restrictions immediately after treatment?

You may continue with normal daily activities, however, you shouldn’t take hot baths or exercise for 3 days. Depending on your vessels, you may be wearing an ace wrap for 3 days as well. These wraps may be removed for showering and reapplied during these 3 days. These minor restrictions will enhance your treatment result.

Call the Women’s Health & Laser Aesthetic Center at (952) 831-2828 to schedule an appointment in our Bloomington, MN office.