Spider Veins

Leg Veins & Spider Veins

Leg Veins & Spider Veins

Spider veins are often small, red or blue veins that are located closer to the surface of the skin than varicose veins. They can appear on any part of the skin, including the face.

They look similar to tree branches or spider webs (hence their name) with their short jagged lines.

Treatment of Unwanted Leg Veins with the Laserscope Lyra™ Laser

We're pleased to offer a revolutionary new laser treatment that can quickly and safely eliminate unsightly leg veins, spider veins and broken capillaries up to 4mm in diameter.

How does it work?

Our Lyra laser can treat veins up to 4 mm in diameter in people of all skin types. The laser is delivered through a hand-held device with a cooling tip that protects your skin.

The pigment in your blood absorbs the laser energy, and that energy collapses the unwanted vein.

When will you see results?

As the treatment is being performed, the appearance of leg veins will either fade dramatically or completely disappear. Some vessels may show temporary swelling that will subside after a few hours to a few days. The redness of the treated vessels will gradually disappear as the healing process occurs. This may take between two and eight weeks.

How often can you have it done?

Most patients see excellent improvement after just two treatments. Everyone responds differently to treatments, with some needing only one treatment and others requiring a third treatment.

You can optimize your results by closely following the post-treatment instructions. The usual treatment interval is eight weeks.

Are there any side effects?

Immediately following the procedure, you may experience some redness in the treated area. The redness usually dissipates within one to three days. Also, although it is not the intended purpose of this particular treatment, hair growth may be impaired in the treated area.

How long does the procedure take?

Most treatments will take between 15-30 minutes depending on the size of the area to be treated. Topical anesthetics will be applied 30-60 minutes before the treatment time.