In most cases, spider veins are harmless. At least when it comes to your health. But you’re not alone if you dislike the way the colorful web of lines affect the look of your skin.
The good news is, you can get rid of them. At Montclair Rejuvenation Center, Dr. Kelly Distefano and our team of experienced aestheticians use the innovative Venus Versa™ for photo facial treatments that destroy your spider veins and improve the look of your skin.
About your spider veins
Those tiny web-like blue, red, or purple veins you see on your legs are spider veins. An increase in pressure in the vein makes them appear. Pregnancy, weight gain, and spending too much time sitting or standing may lead to the development of these visible veins.
In addition to your legs, you may also have visible veins on your face. Though often called spider veins, these visible lines are telangiectasias, which are dilated capillaries that flow close to the surface of your skin.
Whether on your legs or face, we can get rid of your visible veins and improve the look of your skin.
Getting rid of your spider veins
Dedicated to helping you achieve your beauty goals, we use the most advanced tools and techniques available. To get rid of your spider veins, we use the intense-pulsed light (IPL) feature on our versatile Venus Versa aesthetic system.
IPL is a type of light therapy that delivers a photo flash of light energy directly to the pigments in your visible veins, without affecting the surface layer of your skin. Your spider veins absorb the heat energy, damaging the walls of the blood vessel and causing it to collapse. The visible vein then fades over time.
Once destroyed, your body reroutes your blood through a healthy blood vessel to support normal circulation.
What to expect with photo facial treatments
Our photo facial treatments are quick and relatively painless. Treatment times vary based on individual needs, but most sessions only take about 15 to 20 minutes.
Though you may feel a snapping sensation during your photo facial, most of our patients tolerate the treatment well. The Venus Versa aesthetic system has a built-in cooling feature that minimizes discomfort.
Though you may notice an improvement in your skin after your first session, we may recommend 4 to 5 photo facial treatments every three weeks to get rid of your spider veins.
After treatment, your skin may feel warm and appear red like a sunburn, but there’s no need for downtime afterward. These side effects disappear within a few hours.
However, your skin takes about two weeks to completely heal after your spider vein treatment. Use clothing or sunscreen for extra protection during the healing process.
In addition to helping you get rid of your spider veins, we also offer health and wellness treatments to prevent new visible veins from forming. Services may include nutrition counseling to help you manage your weight, massage therapy to improve circulation, or acupuncture to reduce stress.
To learn more about our spider vein treatment, get in touch with us by calling the office or booking an appointment online today.