What are Spider Veins?
Spider veins (are also known as telangiectasias) are small superficial thread like veins close to the skin surface. They are more prominent on the face, back and sides of the thigh and just below the knees. These veins are more distinct in fair skinned people, and more common in females. The spider veins may appear spontaneously and they have no symptoms.
How are spider veins treated?
The most important thing to know is that these veins are entirely of a cosmetic concern. There are several options in treating spider veins. We use state-of-art laser equipment providing a series of individualized laser treatments. The laser coagulates the blood inside the vessel, causing your body to harmlessly reabsorb and eliminate it. You are likely to need additional treatments, since our body tends to re-canalize the veins. Laser vein removal is 90 to 95% effective, but results may vary.
Is there any harm in removing spider veins?
Spider veins have no function and removing does no harm. The only reason they are removed is because of their unsightly cosmetic.