Spider veins, also called telangiectasias or sunburst varicosities, are a common condition that presents as a collection of red, blue, or purple non-essential veins near the surface of the skin. They often resemble fine wires or spider webs and can be found on the legs, calves, ankles, and face. Spider veins are associated with a number of causes, including genetic predisposition, weight gain, hormone imbalance, pregnancy, prolonged sitting, and the use of certain medications. If you wish to reduce the appearance of spider veins, our skilled physician, Dr. Shehla Ebrahim, performs a comprehensive selection of treatments that may be able to help.
For more information about vein therapy, or if you wish to schedule a consultation with one of our doctors, please contact us today.
Cutera® Coolglide Nd:Yag
One of the most innovative treatments available, the Cutera® CoolGlide long-pulse laser delivers light energy into the area of concern, eventually destroying the spider vein. The body will then reroute the blood to healthy veins and absorb the remaining tissue naturally, typically leaving behind more youthful-looking, evenly toned skin.
One of the primary benefits of the CoolGlide system is the versatility. The light energy utilized makes this procedure effective for a wide variety of skin tones as well as various regions of the body. Although certain types of veins are not suitable for this approach, such as knotty varicose veins, many others can be, including larger blue leg veins and spider veins. Dr. Ebrahim will examine your skin carefully to determine if this treatment can offer you the best possible results. In some cases, Dr. Ebrahim may recommend combining this treatment with other modalities to achieve your desired outcome.
For more information about vein therapy, or if you wish to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Ebrahim, please contact our office today.