What are facial & leg veins?

The legs and the face are two of the most common areas where unsightly veins show up on the surface of the skin. You may have heard of spider veins and varicose veins before. Spider veins are harmless but many people choose to have them removed for cosmetic reasons. Varicose veins, on the other hand, can cause more serious medical issues. Either way, both types of veins can be removed effectively and easily at Bare Medical Spa + Laser Center.

What are spider veins?

Spider veins are small dilated blood vessels that occur close to the skin, and are usually found near the nostrils, on the tip of the nose, in front of the ears, and sometimes on the cheeks. But they can develop anywhere on the body. They are not the same as varicose veins, which are bigger blue veins that protrude from the skin and are mainly seen on the legs.

As we age and our skin loses volume, the skin becomes more translucent and spider veins become more evident. Genetics can play a role and sun damage can exacerbate the condition. They are usually easy to camouflage, but sometimes we just want to be rid of them once and for all.

What are varicose veins?

Varicose veins are enlarged, gnarled veins that are usually blue or dark purple in color. They commonly affect the legs and feet, and unlike spider veins, they can cause aches and pain. Varicose veins can also lead to more serious medical problems, like circulatory issues. As we age, our veins lose elasticity, causing them to stretch. When valves in the veins weaken, blood that should move toward the heart flows backward causing it to pool and enlarge the veins.

How can I remove facial and leg veins?

Laser vein removal heat damages a vein, which makes scar tissue form. This scar tissue closes the vein. A closed vein loses its source of blood and dies. Sclerotherapy involves injecting a solution directly into the spider that causes it to scar and collapse, forcing blood to reroute through healthier veins. The collapsed vein is reabsorbed into local tissue and eventually fades.

Consultation is required prior to any vein removal to determine if you are a good candidate.

Schedule vein reduction in Burlington, Vermont

At Bare Medical Spa + Laser Center in Burlington, Vermont, we provide laser vein therapy and sclerotherapy to treat spider and varicose veins. Both procedures are non-invasive and can reduce unsightly veins on the spot!* To find out which treatment option is best for you, give us a call at (802) 861-2273 or book online using the button below.

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