Spider veins can make your skin look uneven and aged. To correct this common cosmetic concern, visit Sadegh Salmassi, MD in Delano, California. As an aesthetic specialist, Dr. Sadegh Salmassi helps patients recover youthful skin by treating spider veins with IPL laser therapy. To learn how this treatment can turn back the clock and give your skin a boost, contact the practice by calling or scheduling a consultation online.
Spider veins, which are sometimes referred to generally as varicose veins, are raised blood vessels that are visible underneath the skin.
While varicose veins are usually larger, spider veins are smaller and tend to twist and turn. They can appear as blue, purple, or red, and they are often visible on the legs or the face.
Numerous factors can cause spider veins. You may be more likely to develop them if you have a family history of the condition, if you are obese, or if you have taken birth control pills.
Other causes of spider veins may include occupations that require a lot of standing, hormonal changes, a history of blood clots, or medical conditions like tumors.
The traditional method for treating spider veins is sclerotherapy, a procedure that involves injecting saline into the affected veins. While this procedure can work, newer therapies like IPL laser treatment can also deliver lasting results.
With IPL laser treatment for spider veins, Dr. Salmassi uses a small, handheld laser to deliver intense pulses of light to the affected veins. The extreme heat helps to destroy the vein, and the body reabsorbs the vein over time.
The procedure does not affect your surrounding skin, and it is short and virtually painless. You can return to your normal activities right away with minimal downtime.
Spider veins can develop into varicose veins if left untreated, which may cause blood clotting. Treating spider veins early can help you avoid any medical complications and also beautify your skin.
With spider vein treatment, you not only address the existing problem veins, but you may prevent new ones from forming. Since IPL laser therapy does not remove any part of the skin, you don’t need an extended recovery period, and you don’t have to worry about invasive needles or injections.
If you’d like to learn more about spider vein therapy with Dr. Salmassi, book a consultation using the online scheduling system or call the office today.