Spider Veins Specialist

Elation MedSpa & Laser Center

Medical Spa located in Glendale, CA

If you’re troubled by the appearance of spider veins on your face or body, the team at Elation MedSpa & Laser Center can help. Helen Rastamloo, MD, offers laser therapy to eliminate unsightly spider veins and has helped many men and women in and around Glendale, California, feel great about their skin. If you’re interested in learning more about what laser therapy can do to remove spider veins, book online or call the office today to schedule a free consultation at your earliest convenience.

Spider Veins Q & A

What are spider veins?

Spider veins are small areas of malfunctioning veins visible through the surface of your skin. They’re often found on your face or legs and can be red, blue, or even purple in color. Some people have just a few visible veins, while others have clusters that resemble a small spider web.

Spider veins occur when the tiny one-way valves in your veins weaken and stop functioning properly. That allows blood to pool in the veins, enlarging them enough to become visible through your skin.

Women tend to get spider veins more frequently than men, and they are more common among older men and women. It’s estimated that anywhere between 30% to 60% of adults experience spider veins or their larger cousins, varicose veins.

What causes spider veins?

Many different factors can contribute to spider veins. Some are within your control and others are not. Common causes include:

  • Birth control pills
  • Obesity
  • Occupations that require prolonged standing
  • History of blood clots
  • Constipation
  • Pregnancy or menopause
  • Genetic predisposition

Many different things can increase your risk of developing spider veins, but fortunately there are treatment options that can help.

How do I get rid of spider veins?

Many men and women dislike the appearance of spider veins, especially when they’re in highly visible areas like your face or legs. At Elation MedSpa & Laser Center, laser therapy is the preferred treatment option to reduce the appearance of spider veins.

Laser therapy works by using concentrated beams of light to deliver heat to the affected veins. This damages the vein walls just enough to destroy them, without harming the surrounding tissues. Your body then absorbs and eliminates the vein walls and redirects your blood flow to nearby healthy vessels.

Depending on the severity of your spider veins and how your body responds to laser therapy, you might see results within days of your treatment. The full effects, however, may not develop until 1-3 months after laser therapy. Some men and women require up to three treatments to completely eliminate spider veins.

If you’re searching for a way to get rid of spider veins on your face or body, book a free consultation with Elation MedSpa to discuss how laser therapy can help you achieve that goal.