Spider Veins & Skin Tags
Enlarged blood vessels, known as benign vascular lesions, appear on the surface of the skin as splotches, dots, bulges, and spider shapes. They may range in color from red to purple or blue. Benign vascular lesions typically result when damaged valves in the vein cause blood to stagnate rather than be pumped back to the heart. The pooled blood then creates stretched and protruding veins.
Laser therapy is excellent for eliminating spider veins, but not suitable for varicose veins. In the treatment of veins, the wavelength of light is targeted to the pigment in the blood. The laser heats up the small vein and destroys it. The laser beam is focused and does not damage the nearby skin tissue.
Over a period of four to six weeks, the vein is reabsorbed by the body and disappears. Unlike other methods of spider vein therapy, this procedure requires no needles or incisions allowing you to return to normal activities immediately after treatment. Spider veins generally require multiple treatments depending on the severity and number of veins. Spider veins are generally a recurrent condition and new veins may appear therefore more treatments may be required in the future.
Laser therapy is yet another alternative treatment for skin growths and skin tags. The Doctor will use a mild anesthetic or numbing agent on your skin to keep the treatment from being painful. The laser works to evaporate the skin tags off your body. Most patients say they experience only mild discomfort and leave the office with the growth already gone from their skin.