If you have spider veins on your face, legs, or elsewhere, they aren’t doing you any good and may be interfering with your self-esteem. Spider veins (aka telangiectasias) are broken or overly dilated capillaries that can’t perform their job anymore.
At Shore Vascular and Vein Center in Somers Point, New Jersey, founder Jeffrey Gosin, MD and our team want you to reach your aesthetic goals. That’s why we offer effective laser for spider veins treatments with the excel® V laser. Here’s how — and why — it works.
You don’t need spider veins
Up to 85% of women and 80% of men have some kind of venous disease, including spider veins. Though most spider veins don’t affect your overall circulation, they aren’t doing your circulatory system any good, either. The stretched-out and broken capillaries that make up spider veins aren’t functional.
Whether your venous disease comes in the form of spider veins or the more highly visible and sometimes painful varicose veins, you don’t have to worry about suffering ill effects if you eliminate them. Once the unhealthy spider veins and varicose veins are removed, your circulation reroutes itself in a healthier direction.
Lasers target discoloration
The excel V is a solid-state laser that has two different wavelengths (532 nm and 1064 nm) so that Dr. Gosin or your aesthetic expert can address all the different colors and variations in spider veins and other types of skin lesions. The excel V’s energy is directed to unwanted pigments such as :
If you have age spots in addition to spider veins, Dr. Gosin can address them both in one treatment session.
Lasers evaporate dysfunctional veins
For spider veins and diffuse redness, Dr. Gosin utilizes the excel V’s 532 nm wavelength, which is highly absorbable. The broken capillaries and red lesions absorb the laser energy, which causes them to break down and be resorbed by the body.
The light energy from the excel V evaporates the dysfunctional capillaries instantly, right before your eyes. You can see the Cutera excel V at work here.
Because the excel V has dual-energy capabilities, you can ask Dr. Gosin to clear other types of lesions during your spider vein laser treatment, including:
- Age spots
- Diffuse redness
- Port wine stains
- Cherry angiomas
When you remove unwanted pigmented blood vessels and lesions from your skin with the excel V, you clarify the tone and texture of your skin. After treatment, your skin is clear, smooth, and spider vein-free.
Fast, safe, and comfortable
Although you’ll feel a slight stinging or zapping sensation when the laser’s energy targets your spider veins, the treatment is quick and pain-free. The CoolView™ integrated sapphire contact-cooling handpiece soothes your skin during your treatment, so you never feel like you’re overheated or in danger of burning.
The excel V can treat lesions that measure anywhere from just 2 mm all the way up 12 mm. The heat from the laser also triggers collagen production, helping to improve the strength and tone of your skin after your treatment.