Spider veins can appear on face or body at any time, on any person – even people who are healthy and active. Statistically, up to 60% of the population will develop visible veins over time. No matter when they appear, unattractive clusters of spider veins are embarrassing and unsightly. Fortunately, varicose vein treatment can restore the appearance of your skin and remove visible veins to bring back smooth, evenly-toned skin.
Our vein treatments are overseen or delivered by Dr. Melody Denham, our acclaimed Boulder physician. To finally be free from spider veins, she has chosen one of the latest advances in aesthetic technology: The Elite 1064 laser. With this groundbreaking laser, you can restore fresh, smooth, evenly toned skin, free from the discoloration of spider veins, whether on face or body.
What are varicose and spider veins?
Varicose veins typically appear as large, swollen veins that bulge and are visible on the surface of the skin. Varicose veins are usually colorless or have a blue tint. They can occur anywhere on the body but most often appear on the legs.
Spider veins are tiny red, blue, or purple clusters of veins that are visible on the skin’s surface. They can also develop on any location on the body, often on the legs and face. They have gotten their name because of their appearance resembles a web-like pattern.
In healthy, functioning veins, the blood flows in one direction as it moves through the body. There are one-way valves that open and close preventing the blood from moving in the wrong direction. When these valves fail to work as they should, they do not close completely, causing the blood to move back and pool in the vein, leading to varicose veins or spider veins.
Varicose and Spider Vein Treatment
There are many factors that can contribute to development of varicose and spider veins. These include:
- Long periods of standing. If you have a job that requires you to be on your feet for long
- periods of time, you have a higher risk for developing varicose and spider veins.
- Sitting for long periods of time.
When these veins go untreated, varicose veins can cause pain, throbbing, aching, or cramping.
Treatment Spider Veins Non-Surgical and Effective
At Skin Deep MD in Boulder, we are proud to offer our patients one of the world’s most advanced laser system to treat visible veins: Elite 1064 laser. With the groundbreaking Elite 1064, concentrated beams are delivered below the skin’s surface to target visible veins. The intense light energy damages the vein, and the blood naturally finds another pathway to travel through the body. Over time, the body reabsorbs the damaged vein, restoring the appearance of your skin and relieving the pain associated with poorly-functioning veins.
What can I expect after treatment of my varicose or spider veins?
Vein treatment with the Elite 1640 is a non-invasive procedure performed in the comfort of our private Boulder clinic, with every treatment overseen by Dr. Denham. The procedure usually takes less than an hour, but treatment time may vary depending on the size of the area(s) to be treated.
After Laser Treatment for Spider Veins
It is important that you stay active in the days following your vein treatment, walking for 10 to 20 minutes a few times a day. You may experience minor bruising or swelling at the area treated. Ice packs and over-the-counter pain relievers can help you feel comfortable. Any pain is very temporary and should ease as the days pass. Avoid high-impact activities for the first two weeks following your vein treatment to allow your body to heal.
You don’t need to live with the pain or embarrassment of spider or varicose veins. Our treatment team at Skin Deep MD can discuss your options in a private consultation.