Though not a sign of danger, the appearance of spider veins can certainly make you feel uncomfortable in your own skin. These superficial red or blue lines tend to form when an excess amount of pressure is put on certain parts of our bodies. When this pressure builds up, these tiny veins are visible like a road map on our face or legs. If you have spider veins on your face or legs, the providers at Behr Laser and Skin Care Center are here to help. We perform sclerotherapy on the veins on the legs and Vbeam® Prima Laser treatments for the veins on the face.REQUEST APPOINTMENT
Why Do Spider Veins Occur?
Spider veins begin appearing on the legs in areas that take on too much pressure, or they can be a genetic issue. The spider veins on the legs, which appear as thin purple lines, are treated at Behr Laser & Skin Care Center with sclerotherapy. This involves injections into the veins to help remove and resolve them. Spider veins on the face can be from sun exposure, rosacea, or genetics, and can be removed with the Vbeam® Perfecta Laser, the most advanced and reliable technology available.
What Are the Signs?
Spider veins are readily recognized by their characteristic visual appearance. These veins may show up on your legs and face, forming strange “spider web” patterns that are easy to identify. The veins may sometimes bulge out and feature discoloration, appearing more blue or red than usual. Though not common, these veins may cause itching and irritation in some. Whether your concern is simply aesthetic or uncomfortable as well, we’re happy to help.
Sclerotherapy and Vbeam® for Spider Veins
The sclerotherapy treatment provided at our Fresno center is done by our expertly trained nursing staff. During this procedure, nurses trained by Dr. Behr will inject a sclerosing solution into the targeted vein using an ultra-fine needle. This special solution will provoke minor irritation within the inner lining of the treated veins. Over the course of a few days, the treated veins will collapse and close. Blood will reroute to nearby veins and the body will absorb the sealed veins, causing them to gradually disappear. The procedure takes only 15-30 minutes to perform and can give you exceptional results. Vbeam® Perfecta is a vascular laser that uses a specific wavelength of energy to heat the veins, resulting in their reabsorption and resolution.REQUEST APPOINTMENT
Treating Spider Veins in Fresno, CA
Give your skin the professional treatment it deserves at Behr Laser & Skin Care Center today. When you visit, we will take the time to get to know you to ensure you get the best outcome possible. Get in touch with us and schedule your appointment by filling out the form below or calling (559) 435-7546 today.