Millions of Americans struggle with visible veins on the surface of their skin. These veins may make them look and feel older than they really are and may create embarrassment when they are in public. Many try to hide these veins with makeup or clothing, and some may even stay away from the beach or the swimming pool in order to hide visible veins on their legs. However, you have far more options available to you other than just hiding your veins. Our team in OKC proudly offers you non-surgical vein treatment options so you can feel your best again.
Spider veins are the most common visible vein issues for most of our patients. While they are not physically concerning, they do cause cosmetic concerns because they mar the surface of the skin. Most frequently, they appear as circular patterns of blue, purple or red lines, often appearing as web-like patterns. This is why they are called spider veins.
Spider veins usually form because of venous valves that do not close correctly. This allows for the back-flow of blood in the veins. As the blood pools in the veins near the surface of the skin, they make the veins bulge slightly and become more visible through the skin. If this problem is not addressed, the bulging could become more dramatic and the veins could eventually become varicose veins.
We offer several treatment options for these concerns at Longevity Aesthetics and Laser Spa in OKC. For very small visible veins or for spider veins that appear on the face, we typically use non-invasive laser treatments. We have the Sciton Broadband Light® and the Elos and Halo™ lasers. The Sciton Broadband Light® uses special wavelengths of light to treat spider veins as well as skin redness. Over the course of several treatments, these reddened areas will begin to fade. This treatment is comfortable and does not require you to take time for recovery. The Elos and Halo™ lasers use laser beams to target spider veins precisely. The laser heats up the vein beneath the surface of the skin, eventually breaking down the vein walls and causing the vein to be reabsorbed by the body.
For larger spider veins as well as for most spider veins located on the legs, we choose Asclera® sclerotherapy treatments. We will inject a special substance into the problem vein, causing it to harden and die.
Even though you have visible veins, you do not have to resort to surgical methods for removing them from your skin. Instead, with our non-surgical vein treatment options, you can watch your veins fade over the next few weeks to months, allowing you to enjoy all of your favorite hobbies and events once again without having to worry about embarrassment.
If you have had enough of your spider veins and varicose veins, turn to Longevity Aesthetics and Laser Spa in Oklahoma City for workable solutions that fit into even the busiest of schedules. Schedule your consultation with our team in OKC to learn more about your options for non-surgical vein treatment.