Spider veins (“officially” called telangiectasias) on the face and legs often can benefit from laser therapy, which doesn’t involve any needles or incisions. Laser treatment is best for small (uncooked spaghetti-size or smaller), superficial red or red-blue veins, especially those that are not clustered together.
When the laser hits the skin, the patient feels only a small pinch, and the skin is soothed by cooling before and after the laser is applied. At Contour Dermatology, we have four different types of lasers we can use on spider veins, depending on a patient’s individual needs.
Facial and nasal spider veins typically are a result of sun exposure (wear that sunscreen!). The veins are made worse by heat, alcohol, tobacco and more sun. Skin that is prone to spider veins should be cared for with mild products and treated gently before and after treatment.
VBeam Video Demonstration
In this video Dr. Jochen Demonstrates a treatment of Papular Telangiectasia, also know as a dialted blood vessel with the VBeam Laser.