Veins can become visible on your skin, varying from tiny and pink to large, dark, and unsightly. If you’d prefer not to have spider veins on your face or body, cosmetologist Alma “Meli” Hill works with you to remove them using a high-tech laser at Highstyle Laser Center. To find out whether you’re a candidate for vein removal, call the Boston clinic or go online to book your appointment at Highstyle Laser Center today.
Spider veins are damaged veins that you can see through your skin. They’re common on your legs but can appear anywhere on your skin. Sometimes, they cause mild discomfort like itching.
Spider veins appear when the walls of your blood vessels weaken, bulge, or break. This often occurs after an injury, but it’s also a common result of aging and a side effect of pregnancy.
Meli offers laser-based treatments for spider vein removal at Highstyle Laser Center. No matter where your spider veins appear, she can target them with the laser.
The energy from the laser heats and destroys your damaged vessels, immediately diminishing their appearance beneath your skin.
Meli may recommend one to four laser treatment sessions to completely alleviate your spider veins. Each treatment lasts less than half an hour and isn’t uncomfortable or painful.
Vein removal is an elective cosmetic procedure. If you have other symptoms alongside your spider veins, like itching, discomfort, or fatigue, treating them may alleviate them, too.
While you can’t get rid of existing spider veins by yourself, there are a few steps you can take at home to prevent yourself from getting new spider veins, including:
You can only remove your spider veins with lasers or other treatments from a cosmetologist or aesthetician. If you find yourself covering them up or hiding them, it may be time to explore the possibility of treatment.
Vein removal with lasers is safe but may cause a few mild side effects. After each treatment, you might experience:
These side effects generally go away within a few days. However, taking the time to care for your skin after treatment can reduce your side effects as well.
Meli recommends wearing compression socks for a few days after your treatment if the veins were on your legs and protecting the treated area from the sun.
Most visible veins won’t affect your health, but they can impact your body image. To learn more about vein treatments and find out if you’re a candidate, call Highstyle Laser Center or go online to book your consultation today.