Spider Vein Removal
Quickly and safely remove unwanted facial vessels and diffused redness
About Spider Vein Removal
Often spider veins or broken capillaries are found in conjunction with diffused redness. With our Clarity laser we are able to treat both concerns. The laser energy heats the unwanted veins, vessels, and visible vascular structures so they become less noticeable.
How it works
Using our laser, we deliver pulses of energy into the unwanted blood vessels. This heat absorption ‘damages’ the vessels while preserving the surrounding tissue. The body later reabsorbs these treated vessels and they begin to disappear. For overall diffused redness, we slowly and comfortably heat up the skin allowing the heat to coagulate the redness we see on the surface. Over a series of treatments, this will result in a reduction of overall redness.
Safe, effective, and little downtime
Results!—Redness and spider veins won’t go away on their own
30 minute treatment time for facial vessels or diffused redness reduction
3-5 sessions + maintenance
After Treatment Care
Avoid sun exposure (including tanning beds) and wear sunscreen on the exposed treatment areas. After spider vein removal, excess heat and stimulants need to be
avoided for 5-7 days.
How many treatments are needed?
3-5 sessions of vein removal and redness reduction is recommended. This may vary slightly from person to person. It’s important to remember rosacea is not a curable condition so maintenance treatments are required after your initial series. Sun exposure, excess oil, and harsh exfoliants can all contribute to redness so it’s important to support your treatments with our medical grade skin care for best results.
Are the treatments comfortable?
Spider vein removal may cause some discomfort. When the energy is delivered, you might feel a bit of a spike of heat or a pinch in the treated area. This discomfort won’t last long. Overall redness reduction has minimal discomfort. The skin slowly heats up and feels warm, those with moderate to severe redness may experience more discomfort as there is more redness that is being targeted.
How much is each treatment?
Pricing varies depending on your skin concerns and how many treatments you will require. Please book a consultation to go over details.
Is there any downtime or any restrictions post treatment?
After spider vein removal, vessels may appear darker and the treated area may be red. Bruising may occur, however this discoloration is only temporary. It is important to avoid heat, strenuous exercise, stimulants such as caffeine and alcohol for 5-7 days. Basically anything that will push the blood through the treated vessel should be avoided. The sun, including sunless tanning beds must be avoided for a minimum 72 hours post treatment. The use of sunscreen is recommended on any treated areas that are exposed to the sun.
Am I a good candidate for treatment?
Spider vein removal is safe on light to medium skin tones (Fitzpatrick skin types 1-4 and light skin type 5). Sun avoidance is required for a minimum two weeks prior to a laser vein removal session. Some topical skin care products need to be avoided prior to treatment and certain medications are contraindications for treatment. To prevent bruising, avoiding medications, such as Advil is beneficial. Our experienced
technicians will conduct a free consultation to determine whether or not you are a good candidate for these treatments and ensure you’re properly prepared for your session.