At MarSha MedSpa, we treat spider veins with the state-of-the-art Lutronic Clarity II laser. The unique laser allows for a safe and effective treatment.
Treating spider veins effectively and safely requires state-of-the-art technology, which MarSha MedSpa carries. The Lutronic Clarity II features two wavelengths, 755nm and 1064nm, high energy levels that can efficiently treat particular cosmetic concerns. The treatment involves introducing the Lutronic Clarity II’s laser energy to the affected area, which is absorbed by the spider vein. When absorbed, the laser energy heats the unwanted vein, eventually causing it to collapse within itself. Spider vein treatment with the Lutronic Clarity II is a highly reliable means for ridding your body of the unsightly cosmetic concern.
The Lutronic Clarity II laser system utilizes two unique technologies: IntelliTrak Technology and Temperature Sensing. The IntelliTrak Technology ensures that your spider vein removal will be consistent as the energy is delivered at a constant speed, regardless of how quickly your treatment provider moves the handheld laser device. By incorporating the Temperature Sensing technology, your provider will be able to consistently measure your skin’s surface temperature levels, furthering the safety and efficacy of your spider vein treatment.
What are Spider Veins?
Spider veins are an unsightly cosmetic concern that medical professionals are unsure of their precise cause. It’s speculated that their development is primarily due to weakened or damaged vein valves. Every day, blood is circulating throughout your body. When blood reaches your lower extremities, greater energy output is required to push the blood back up to your heart. This energy output is needed because of gravity’s force, which your blood needs to work against. Your veins consist of valves that help prevent your blood from slipping backward. It’s possible for these valves to become damaged, resulting in a pooling of blood in your veins, which causes them to expand and protrude. The result is spider veins. While medical professionals aren’t certain of the precise cause for spider veins, certain factors can potentially lead to their development, including:
- Old age
- A sedentary lifestyle
- Alcohol and tobacco use
- Hormonal changes
- Skin inflammatory conditions
Who Is a Good Spider Vein Treatment Candidate?
If you are struggling with your spider veins, you will be an excellent candidate for spider vein treatment at Northcoast Laser Cosmetics. The treatment can be performed on men and women of any skin tone. Your spider vein treatment provider will review your spider veins, medical history and currently prescribed medications during an initial consultation to ensure candidacy. If you are taking blood thinners, you should stop taking them for several weeks before and after your spider vein treatment. It’s also key to have realistic expectations if you are considering the treatment. Spider vein treatment is often performed on the legs, where they are commonly found, but the treatment is also successful at treating broken capillaries found on the face.
What to Expect During Your Spider Vein Treatment
Your spider vein treatment will begin with having you put on protective sunglasses to ensure your safety. The Lutronic Clarity II system is then activated and applied to your treatment site. Short bursts of energy are emitted from the handheld laser device, which passes your upper skin levels to heat the unsightly veins, eventually causing them to collapse and destroy. A warming sensation may be experienced, but this sensation is generally well-tolerated. The unique Temperature Sensing technology that the Lutronic Clarity II utilizes will ensure your skin’s temperature levels remain at a safe level.
Depending on how many sites you are having treated and their size, spider vein treatment can last 15 minutes to one hour. After your spider vein treatment provider has introduced enough laser energy to your unwanted spider veins, compression stocks will be wrapped around your legs that will make your blood flow consistent.
A single session of spider vein treatment can produce fantastic results. However, multiple sessions may be recommended to attain optimal results.
Spider Vein Treatment Results and Recovery
The appearance of leg veins will either dramatically fade or completely disappear during the treatment. Some vessels may show temporary redness and swelling that may convert to a cat scratch mark. The treated vessel’s bruising will gradually fade as the healing process occurs, which may take between two to eight weeks.
Most patients see excellent improvement after just two treatments. Everyone responds differently to treatment, with some needing only one treatment and others requiring a third treatment. You will be provided pre and post-treatment instructions that will help you optimize your results.
Spider veins are a cosmetic flaw that can be difficult to deal with mentally. The unsightly red, blue and purple squiggly veins can prevent you from wearing some of your favorite clothing out in public, preventing you from living your life to your fullest potential. Yes, spider veins can be difficult to deal with mentally, but they can be treated – allowing you to once again live your life without the mental burden they cause.