Medical Cosmetics of Connecticut
Medical Spa & Aesthetic Specialists located in Northeastern Connecticut, North Grosvenor Dale, CT
Spider veins tend to appear in places that significantly impact your appearance, creating unattractive, bluish lines on your face and legs. Dr. Nita Chatterjee and Dr. Arabinda Chatterjee at Medical Cosmetics of Connecticut have a solution: Laser treatment with the Cutera xeo® that effectively and permanently eliminates unsightly spider veins. To learn more about laser treatment, schedule a free consultation using online booking or by calling the office in North Grosvenor Dale, Connecticut.
Spider Veins Q & A
What are spider veins?
Spider veins, or telangiectasia, develop from small capillaries close to the skin’s surface. Over time, blood vessel walls weaken, begin to enlarge and become visible, creating a red, blue, or purple weblike formation of tiny veins. They can occur anywhere on your body, but they’re most common on your face and legs.
Do spider veins cause symptoms?
Spider veins create a cosmetic problem rather than a health concern. They significantly impact your appearance, especially when they’re on your face, which may make you feel embarrassed or affect your self-confidence.
Although spider veins seldom cause physical symptoms or problems, they may become itchy or get so large and fragile that they bleed.
How do lasers treat spider veins?
The dark pigments in the spider veins absorb certain laser wavelengths, but the laser doesn’t affect tissues surrounding the veins.
As veins absorb the laser’s energy, they’re heated enough to be destroyed without harming your skin. After spider veins break down, the waste is gradually absorbed and eliminated from your body.
What are the benefits of Cutera® xeo® laser treatment?
The Cutera xeo has an Nd:YAG laser, which produces the optimal wavelength absorbed by hemoglobin pigments in spider veins. YAG lasers are also capable of operating at the skin’s surface, as well as penetrating more deeply when needed.
Cutera’s propriety truPulse™ action produces quick and effective treatment. The xeo is also safe for all skin types.
What should you expect during laser treatment for spider veins?
Your treatment session lasts about 15-30 minutes or longer, depending on the treatment area and the extent of your spider veins. The xeo has a built-in cooling system that helps keep your skin comfortable before, during, and after each pulse of the laser.
You may develop slight redness or bruises at the treatment site. You don’t need to worry about downtime, however, because you can get right back to your normal activities.
Is laser treatment for spider veins permanent?
The treated veins are permanently eliminated, but you can develop new spider veins. You may lower your chance of developing future spider veins by getting rid of risk factors. For example, if you sit for a long time, you can take frequent breaks to walk around and boost leg circulation.
To learn more about laser treatment for spider veins, call Medical Cosmetics of Connecticut or book a free consultation online.