Spider Vein Treatment

Spider Veins | Laser Spider Vein Treatment at The Fountain™

Laser Treatment Of Small Spider Veins and Nevi


Small veins and nevi can occur anywhere on the face and body.  The veins actually have nothing to do with “spiders.”  The veins are named this because of their spidery appearance.  They no longer need be an embarrassing condition.  Click HERE for our FREE brochure!

The Fountain™ Age Management and Aesthetics has the latest in laser technology to safely and effectively remove  veins and nevi anywhere.  Even those close to the eyes and on the eyelids!  At times, more than one treatment is required for a stubborn lesion.  Most of the time, there is no scarring or evidence of the prior problem.

We make the area numb and topical cooling is used as a comfort measure.  A small band aid is the only clue you had anything done.   The treatment is quick and painless.   You can have the treatment during a lunch break or after work!  You may return to work or other activities immediately without any recovery time.

Common Causes of Spider Veins

Spider veins such as those shown in the photo above are a common effect of aging and sun damage.  As we age, the skin becomes thinner and more transparent.  Veins just beneath the skin then become apparent.

Veins on the legs and spider veins on the face and nose are most common.  Alcohol has been thought to contribute to increased size and darkness of these veins.  Many patients who have never consumed alcohol are bothered by these on the face and are embarrassed because they appear to others to be heavy drinkers when they actually are not.

The Sciton ClearScan YAG® and How it Treats Veins

The Sciton® YAG laser is used to treat veins and nevi.  The 1064 wavelength laser targets hemoglobin, the pigment that makes blood red.  By heating the pigment in the veins, the walls of the veins contract and are closed thus getting rid of the veins.  The adjacent skin is not harmed because it does not contain the large concentration of hemoglobin the vein contains.  Once the vein is “closed” it will not come back.  Other veins that are close by can enlarge and become apparent with time.  This is not a result of the treatment.

Cherry Nevus

The adjacent picture of a cherry nevus is magnified fifty times for illustration purposes.  This lesion is also called a cherry angioma, senile angioma or Campbell De Morgan spot named after the 19th century British surgeon who first noted and reported them.   These lesions can occur anywhere on the skin.  These lesions are not an indication of malignancy or cancer but can be very annoying since they bleed profusely when scratched or chafed. Bleeding is more frequent in the winter with dry skin.  The treatment of cherry nevi is the same as a spider veins and is quick and simple.

Legs Are Our Specialty!

Small veins on the legs no longer will limit your clothing choices, look at the outstanding results in the photos below!

Before Treatment, Above.  After Treatment, Below

Visible veins on your legs are referred to as spider veins or reticular veins, and are defined medically by size.  Spider veins are small blue to red veins of the skin, and are located primarily on the feet, ankles and legs.  They can sometimes be seen on the chest, arms, abdomen and face.

Spider veins are inherited, and may represent a more serious underlying abnormal circulation problem.  Standing for long periods of time and standing on hard surfaces such as cement will often exacerbate a preexisting condition.  If not corrected, spider veins always become more abundant and unsightly.  Leg veins are genetic and can be found on approximately 70% of females and 40% of males.

A popular method of closing down or obliterating spider veins is Sclerotherapy.  A sclerosing agent is injected via a tiny needle into the veins, which causes sclerosis or irritation of the lining of the vessel that leads to its closure.  Much like resolution of a bruise, this process causes a gradual fading of the vessel over a period of several weeks to several months.

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