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Telangiectasia is the scientific name for what is commonly referred to as spider veins. These are very small, red blood vessels that become visible on the skin's surface. They can appear almost anywhere on your body. The legs and face are two of the most common areas requested for treatment. Laser telangiectasia treatment is non-invasive yet very effective in spider vein reduction. At The K Spa, these treatments are accomplished with very little discomfort, even on sensitive areas of the face. We have established preparatory procedures to limit the stinging sensation from the laser, so you remain as comfortable as possible during your appointment.
Telangiectasia is the term for dilated superficial veins like varicose veins, but much smaller and closer to the surface of the skin. Spider veins can occur as a part of aging. One study of 1,566 adults revealed that 84% had some spider veins on their legs. They occur due to a variety of reasons, including excess pressure in the veins. Spider veins also occur in individuals with a genetic predisposition or in those with excessive sun exposure. Using sunscreen can help reduce the chance of spider veins or broken capillaries on your face. Excess weight, standing and poor circulation can be contributors to having spider veins on the legs. When you have spider veins present, laser treatment can be a non-invasive option to remove them and improve the appearance of your skin.
A series of laser treatments are usually recommended to achieve the most complete spider vein reduction. With laser spider vein reduction, the tiny red blood vessels are disintegrated by the heat of the laser. With time, your body simply absorbs the remnants of the blood vessels, leaving your skin free of the bright red vessels on your skin. The number of weeks or months required for complete absorption from your skin's surface will vary, depending on the initial size of the veins. Following through on the entire series of laser treatments is critical to their successful removal.
Our team at The K Spa is comprised of skin specialists and led by our founder, Dr. Ben Stong, a dual board certified facial plastic surgeon. We offer several different types of laser treatments that can reduce or eliminate the appearance of spider veins on the legs or face, the two most common areas for this condition. Our clinic offers the most advanced options in laser treatments. We provide medical supervision that ensures the safety and effectiveness of the procedures for our patients. During your initial consultation at our clinic, we will fully explain the procedure and what you can expect during and after your laser treatments.
Spider veins, or telangiectasia, can also be referred to as broken capillaries. Capillaries are the tiny blood vessels that deliver blood flow to the surface of your skin. These thin webs or branches of capillaries can become dilated, making them visible. With proper cosmetic laser treatments, their visibility can be diminished or eliminated altogether. Aging, sun exposure, hormones, genetics and alcohol use are all possible contributors to broken capillaries or spider veins on your face. However, with precise laser treatments, most spider veins can be removed to give you an even skin tone and a more youthful, attractive appearance.
Schedule a consultation at The K Spa to discuss broken capillary treatments using laser light therapy and other options for reducing the spider veins on your face. With a dual board certified plastic surgeon who is fellowship-trained as our medical director, you have access to the highest level of medical expertise for all your cosmetic concerns. Contact our medical spa today to book your appointment, and begin your spider vein treatment.