Spider veins are the thread-like, red or purple veins that appear on the surface of your skin. They commonly appear on the face around the nose and on the cheeks, the neckline and the legs. There are several causes, including extended exposure to the sun, aging, smoking, alcohol consumption and trauma. Hereditary is another reason why many people develop spider veins. Once they develop, they can become more noticeable with exposure to the sun or heat.
Spider veins are not a serious health concern, but they can be considered unsightly, which is one of the reasons why people seek cosmetic treatment. Laser Genesis™ is a safe and gentle treatment for spider vein removal. Once they are treated, healthy veins beneath the surface of the skin replace them.
Laser Genesis™ gently warms the upper layer of skin. It will reduce the visible spider veins and diffuse redness. Your skin will look healthier with a fresh, youthful appearance. The treatment is non-ablative, which means is does not wound your skin, but stimulates collagen growth. This is one reason why it is considered gentle and not highly uncomfortable. It can focus on small targets without excessive skin irritation or bruising. It works on most any part of the body to stimulate collagen regrowth. The warmth also reduces the redness of dilated capillaries.
Many patients find the treatment relaxing and therapeutic. During the procedure, you will feel a gentle warming on your skin as the laser device is moved over the treatment area. There is no downtime after treatment and you can return to work or other normal daily activities.
During a consultation with our specialist, you will learn how to prepare for your spider vein removal treatment. You may be asked to remove any moisturizer or makeup. While each patient has a different skin type and venous issues, it usually requires multiple treatments to see the optimum results. You should see subtle yet visible results after the first treatment.
Research shows that the Laser Genesis™ procedure produces new collagen. It is approved by the FDA for also reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Along with removing spider veins, there are other benefits that become apparent after a series of treatments, such as a more youthful appearance and smoothened uneven textures caused by aging, scars and sun damage. Any large pores may be reduced in size.
Laser Genesis™ is a risk-free spider vein removal treatment that is safe for any skin type. If you are interested in learning more about this revolutionary procedure, reach out to our team at Guelph Medical Laser and Skin Centre in Guelph. Contact us today to schedule your consultation for spider vein removal.