Spider Veins Specialist

Vera Carlson, MD, PhD -  - Cosmetic & Esthetic Physician

Cache Cosmetics & Laser

Vera Carlson, MD, PhD

Cosmetic & Esthetic Physician located in Providence, UT

If you have unsightly spider veins on your face, you’ve probably realized that it’s difficult to hide them with makeup. Laser treatments for spider veins can dramatically improve their appearance without surgery or downtime and address spider veins on the face, legs, and most other areas of your body. At Cache Cosmetics & Laser in Providence, Utah, expert physician Vera Carlson, MD, PhD, performs laser treatments that reduce spider veins for a more even and youthful-looking complexion. To learn more about laser treatments for spider veins, schedule a consultation by calling or booking online today.

Spider Veins Q&A

What are spider veins?

Tiny blood vessels that become damaged are often visible underneath the skin. Because they look like a small network, or web, these veins are called spider veins.

Spider veins aren’t dangerous, but you might find them embarrassing or unsightly. They most frequently occur on the face and legs.

What causes spider veins?

When the valves in your blood vessels don’t function properly, blood pools within your veins. Over time, this weakens the walls of your veins, so they become enlarged, darken, and can be seen under your skin.

Factors that increase your risk for spider veins include:

  • Genetics
  • Pregnancy
  • Age
  • Sun damage

If you’re overweight, you also have an increased risk of developing spider veins.

How can spider veins be treated?

At Cache Cosmetics & Laser, Dr. Carlson can reduce the appearance of spider veins without surgery or downtime using laser treatments. She has extensive experience addressing spider veins on the face, legs, and other areas of the body using advanced laser technology.

The concentrated light energy of the laser system heats the damaged blood vessels, causing them to collapse. The laser treatment also breaks apart the collapsed veins into tiny pieces. This allows your body to gradually eliminate them.

What happens during a laser treatment for spider veins?

Dr. Carlson begins by applying a topical anesthetic to the target area to keep you comfortable during your treatment. She passes the handheld applicator tool across the area several times to deliver the laser energy to the area. You might feel a slight stinging sensation during the procedure, but most patients find this tolerable. 

You can return to regular activities right after your laser treatment. Mild swelling and redness may occur following your procedure, but these typically subside in a few days.

How many treatments will I need?

How many laser treatments you need depends on your aesthetic goals, how your spider veins respond to the procedure, and other individual factors. Usually, a series of treatments is required in order to achieve optimal results.

To banish embarrassing spider veins anywhere on your body, schedule a consultation with Dr. Carlson at Cache Cosmetics & Laser. Call the office or make an appointment online today.