If you’re not sure what spider veins are, or if you have them, spider veins are small, blue blood vessels visible underneath the skin. These can be a sign of poor circulation.
What’s the difference between varicose and spider veins?
- Varicose veins are stretched-out veins, where blood has pooled. These veins are thick and protrude from the leg. These type of veins only occur when valves are not working properly.
- Spider veins are small, blue blood vessels visible underneath the skin. These can be a sign of poor circulation.
“Spider veins generally only present a cosmetic concern and are caused by genetics, pregnancy, obesity, advanced age or inactivity.” — Jennifer Chwalek, Dermatologist
The obvious choice to preventing spider veins is a healthy diet and exercise, as with many skin problems, the solution starts on the inside. However, once you have them, laser treatments are your best bet in getting rid of them.
Westside Laser & Light uses the Cutera Coolglide Excel vascular laser for varicose and spider veins. This award-winning laser specializes in vein treatments and is unparalleled in safety and efficacy for treat both facial and leg veins. Using our technologically advanced procedures we can diminish both spider and varicose veins by using a highly concentrated beam of light. This treatment is much to be preferred over other vein treatments because it is minimally invasive, practically pain free and requires no general anesthesia.