Although they may be small, unsightly veins can take their toll on one’s appearance and self-esteem. This is particularly true when veins appear on the face, the most highly visible area of the body. Now, with the advanced medical lasers available from Dr. Victor Lacombe’s Artemedica in Sonoma County, spider vein treatment can be performed quickly, effectively, and safely.
Spider Vein Basics
Vascular Lesions are skin blemishes caused by abnormal blood vessels located directly under your skin’s surface. The color of your skin will often appear red as a result of these blemishes, depending on how many lesions you have in an area. Spider veins are a common form of vascular lesion. These skin blemishes can be removed with lasers without damaging the skin.
To treat facial veins, our provider’s use the VersaPulse® laser. Dr. Lacombe’s Artemedica offices in Santa Rosa help the residents of Sonoma and Marin County and are equipped with the most advanced technology available. During treatment, pulses of laser energy targeted at the spider vein destroy the vessels, allowing them to be absorbed by your body. When you meet with an Artemedica Provider to discuss laser vein treatment, we will explain that the most discomfort you will feel is a slight stinging sensation with each pulse of the laser. We make every effort to ensure that the procedure is as comfortable as possible.
The number of treatments required depends on the size, location, depth, and color of your lesion. Spider veins on the face and age spots generally do well with three or more treatments. Larger veins on the body typically require 6 or more treatments. We recommend treatments are scheduled four to six weeks apart to achieve maximum results as your body naturally shrinks the lining of the blood vessel.