Currently, the long-pulsed Nd:YAG laser is regarded as being as effective as sclerotherapy for the treatment of leg veins, and is the treatment of choice in patients who do not respond to sclerotherapy or who are “needle phobic”.
Description of Spider and Reticular Veins: Spider veins are often found on the face and legs. The thin veins on the legs termed spider veins usually appear on the thighs and ankles. The veins on the face generally appear on the nose, chin or cheek area and often occur in rosacea. These veins are purple, blue or red and usually appear in three basic shapes: linear, branch-like or spider-shaped, with a dark center point.
Nearly 70% of all women and 30% of men will develop some type of venous disorder. Spider veins result from reticular veins or truncal insufficiency. Additional contributing factors include: Heredity Pregnancy Hormonal changes Being overweight Standing or sitting for prolonged of time Advancing age Trauma Sun-exposure for veins on the face
The Nd:YAG laser light used at Coral Medical Health Spa penetrates deeply into tissue and can be used for the coagulation of unwanted veins. It may take several weeks after the laser treatment to notice improvement and often additional vein treatments are required.