Spider veins affect nearly half of American adults. For many, these abnormally enlarged blood vessels are unsightly. There's no need to feel self-conscious about spider veins or varicose veins when there are safe and effective treatment options available. At Reflections Aesthetic & Laser Solutions, a team of highly trained professionals can assist in improving the appearance of spider veins. Call or use the online scheduling tool to find a convenient appointment time at the Vero Beach, Florida, office.
Your body is full of blood vessels of numerous sizes, which work to transport blood, oxygen, and vital nutrients throughout your body. At times, these blood vessels become abnormally enlarged or cluster directly under the surface of your skin.
Spider veins, also known as telangiectasias, occur when tiny blood vessels develop in clusters just under the surface of your skin. They can be red, purple, or blue and often create a pattern that looks like a spider web on your face or legs.
Varicose veins usually appear on your legs. These abnormally enlarged blood vessels can be blue or purple, or sometimes appear the same color as your skin. They are highly visible, and look like twisted or bulging blood vessels raised above the surface of your surrounding skin.
Usually, the veins that make up your circulatory system are not visible through your skin. Spider veins and varicose veins occur due to structural abnormalities within your blood vessels.
Veins operate using a series of one-way valves that keep your blood moving in the proper direction. When those valves are defective or weakened, your blood can pool or even backflow.
That increases the pressure within your veins and weakens their walls. They can become engorged and dilated, which pushes the vessels against your skin and makes them visible.
Laser therapy is an exciting innovation in the treatment of spider veins and varicose veins. The procedure works by selectively targeting engorged blood vessels without creating damage to nearby tissue.
The laser gently heats the treated area, damaging the walls of blood vessels and causing your blood to coagulate. Your body's natural healing processes kick in, absorbing the vessel and redirecting your blood to other veins that lie deeper beneath the surface of your skin.
If you're ready to get rid of unsightly spider veins or varicose veins, schedule a consultation with Reflections Aesthetic & Laser Solutions today.