Spider Vein Removal

Spider Vein Removal

Spider vein removal for most skin types.

If you sometimes avoid showing your legs because you have spider veins — those small clusters of red, blue or purple veins that appear on the thighs, calves and ankles — you are not alone. It’s estimated that at least half of all women are bothered by this common cosmetic problem.

In some women, spider veins become noticeable in their early 20s. For others, the veins may not become obvious until they reach their 40s. Men get spider veins, too. However, usually they are concealed by hair growth on the leg.

A number of factors may contribute to the development of spider veins in the legs, including:

  • Heredity
  • Pregnancy
  • Hormonal shifts
  • Weight gain
  • Occupations or activities that require prolonged sitting or standing

About our spider vein removal treatments:

Physical Experience At Time of Treatment: Tolerable pain, similar to a rubber band snap.

After Treatment Effects: Small veins normally disappear immediately; medium veins tend to blur and bruise as they absorb treatment for two to six weeks. Hydrocortisone cream and ice packs may be required for a short time.

Spider Vein Removal – Cosmetic Laser Clinic at LLUHS Department of Family Medicine