About Laser Vein Removal
Typically found on the face and legs, spider veins are small, branching blood vessels that are visible through the skin. Caused by many factors like age and genetics, spider veins can be blue, purple, and red which makes them difficult to hide. Since these veins usually get worse over time and gain more visibility, it's smart to seek treatment when they first appear. To minimize the look of veins on the face and body, Pura Vida Body & Mind Spa offers noninvasive laser vein removal sessions for women and men. In your private consultation, we will develop a personalized plan based on your unique needs and goals for your laser vein treatment.
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Laser vein removal treatments at Pura Vida can help the visibility of small to medium-sized blood vessels that are on the face and body. Popularly known as spider veins, these blood vessels are not usually a medical problem, but they are considered unwanted. Many people avoid certain clothing (like shorts and swimsuits) or use a large amount of cosmetics to try to mask these veins. Laser vein reduction is great for patients who are in good overall health, do not have a history of blood clots, and are not pregnant.
What to expect
Laser vein reduction treatments are done in our office as an outpatient procedure in about 20 – 40 minutes, depending on the size and number of areas treated. During your procedure, you will lay comfortably in a private treatment room as the area being treated is prepared. If requested, a topical anesthetic can be applied before your session to minimize any potential discomfort. The Cutera Solaris LimeLight laser is passed over the area so the energy can target the veins through a series of pulses that don't affect the skin. The blood vessel takes in the laser energy, which collapses the wall of the vessel. You will be able to leave our office as soon as you feel comfortable to resume your normal day.
Following your laser vein removal treatment, you may have redness, swelling, and bruising, but these symptoms should disappear in about 7 – 10 days. For quicker healing, support or compression garments can be worn to increase blood circulation. It's important to avoid prolonged sun exposure and you should apply sunscreen frequently to areas that have been treated. Several patients see visible improvements quickly but the timing of results will vary in each patient. At your initial consultation at Pura Vida, reasonable expectations will be discussed along with recommendations on how many sessions that may be needed to reach your best results. Other spider veins will probably appear over time, so touch-up sessions may be needed every few years.
Plan Your Procedure
Remove Spider Veins
Instead of concealing or covering unattractive spider veins on your body or face, consider nonsurgical laser vein removal treatments at Pura Vida in Jacksonville, FL to improve the appearance of your skin. At your consultation, we can assess your skin and develop a custom treatment plan to best fit your goals.