Laser Spider Veins Removal
Leg Veins(Spider Veins)
Leg veins are dilated vessels that range from large varicose veins to small telangiectasias (commonly referred to as spider veins). These dilated vessels can appear in the lower extremities due to flow abnormalities, causing the vessels to expand. Women are much more likely to develop leg veins than men. Common causes of leg veins include pregnancy and occupations with prolonged sitting or standing.
How the Genesis Laser Can Help
Laser spider vein and leg vein treatment involves heating the targeted blood vessel or vessels by the laser light, damaging the vessel and eventually causing it to be absorbed by the body.
Leg veins tend to be larger and deeper than veins on the face, historically making them more difficult to treat with lasers. They also tend to have more hydrostatic pressure due to the gravity, making these vessels more difficult to eliminate. The 1064 nm laser wavelength, an available treatment mode of the Excel V laser, has demonstrated effectiveness in treating leg veins up to 4 mm in size.1