Spider Vein Treatment
Spider vein treatment uses laser therapy that can gently and permanently remove this unsightly and common problem via a non-surgical, non-invasive approach. Our New York City Dermatologists use Candela’s pulsed dye laser, a 595nm wavelength laser, that selectively heats up hemoglobin found within red blood cells. Capillaries that contain these red blood cells are painlessly dissolved in 1-2 sessions. This laser is one of the safest modalities around with minimal bruising and swelling reported as the only common side effects.
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Prominent capillaries can be associated with rosacea, a common inheritable condition associated with a ruddy complexion, or just chronic sun exposure. No matter the cause or location, we can use our pulsed dye laser to zap them away! Common locations for dermatologic-pulsed dye treatments include the face, chest, and legs. There is no skin testing required prior to this procedure and results should be permanent, however, extended time in the sun may bring you back to our office sooner rather than later. The procedure feels like a dull rubber-band snap, so there is only a topical anesthetic applied 15 minutes beforehand.
The entire procedure takes about 10 seconds, and the most common question we get asked afterwards is: “What, that’s IT!?” Results usually take up to a week to notice and all our patients can return to work immediately after treatment.