What Are Veins And Capillaries?
Veins and capillaries are blood vessels common to all and most people have some visible signs close to the skin surface. They are a common occurrence, and most people have some visible signs. In some cases, they appear in proliferation and are considered unsightly; treatment of visible veins and capillaries (such as spider veins or telangiectasia) is a commonly sought cosmetic procedure. These vary in size, shape, and number, and may arise from a variety of natural sources such as aging, genetics, or from the environment such with sun-damaged skin, poor circulation and hormonal changes. Spider veins can most commonly be found on the face and legs. They usually blue or red in color and they are usually found closer to the surface of the skin. Spider veins are similar to varicose veins but are usually smaller in size and they are found in groups of clusters around a specific region.
It’s estimated that over 60% of the population suffers from spider veins. Until recently, spider leg vein removal was often a long painful process that involved needles and other invasive procedures, sometimes even surgery. Now we have a new laser technology, which allows us to successfully treat spider veins, simply and non-invasively.
There are a variety of treatment options that may help the appearance of veins and capillaries; including over the counter remedies and prescription medications/ointments. These are not permanent solutions. Other more permanent options include energy based treatments, such as with a laser or high-energy light. NewEra offers state of the art laser equipment to perform the highest quality of treatments.
How Do Laser Or High-Energy Light Treatments Work?
Clarity II Laser, a high-energy light based treatment, works by targeting the hemoglobin within the target vessel. The energy precisely targets the vessels under the surface of the skin and ablates or shrinks the vessel so it is no longer visible. Because the laser is targets the vessel the surrounding tissue remains undamaged.
How Comfortable Are Treatments?
Treatment comfort will vary depending on procedure, device used and personal tolerances. Clarity II Laser is designed to maximize your comfort during treatment.
How Long Are Healing And Down Times?
Clarity II laser or energy-based treatment offers little or no downtime. More intensive procedures have longer downtimes of 5-7 days. Healing times can vary and depend on several factors, such as treatment, location, size of area treated and individual conditions. Dr. Manrique will evaluate and she will discuss the best treatment options for you.