What Can I Do About Spider Veins?

Up to 60 percent of people develop spider veins at some point. While the small red, blue, or purple blood vessels that twist and turn below your skin’s surface aren’t signs of an illness, they can bring about feelings of self-consciousness and physical discomfort. Thankfully, you don’t have to live with them.

Our team, led by Michele Meinhart, FNP, at Starkey Medical Esthetics is pleased to offer effective, minimally invasive treatment for spider veins. Call our office or use the online booking feature on our website to schedule an appointment. Read on to learn more about spider veins and ways to minimize them.

Spider vein basics

Most anyone can develop spider veins, but certain factors increase your risk, including:

Unlike varicose veins, which are larger and more likely cause pain, spider veins are usually painless. That said, they may cause some amount of physical discomfort, and you may not like the way they look. 

Spider vein treatment

Treatments for spider veins may include lifestyle changes, such as wearing support stockings, increasing physical activity, or losing excess weight. Sclerotherapy is another option, which has been around for nearly a century and involves injections of a concentrated salt solution into your veins. 

At Starkey Medical Esthetics, we provide Intense Pulsed Light, or IPL, to effectively treat spider veins. Unlike other laser treatments or surgery, this gentle treatment uses a broad variety of light wavelengths to destroy unwanted cells, getting rid of unwanted spider veins and other skin issues, such as acne scars, sun damage, and age spots.

Benefits of IPL for spider veins

The various wavelengths used for IPL treatment allows for highly focused and precise treatment. Your provider can effectively target even tiny spider veins in large areas, including your face or legs, where spider veins commonly appear. In addition, IPL does away with the veins without causing damage to surrounding tissue

treatment is safe, painless, and only minimally invasive, requiring only 20-30 minutes per treatment in an in-office setting, without the need for incisions or downtime. After 3-6 treatments on a monthly basis, our patients tend to reach their desired results.

Learn more about spider veins and IPL treatment by reaching out to Starkey Medical Esthetics by phone or by contacting us through our website. 

You Might Also Enjoy...

Using the ABCDE Method to Check Your Moles

Melanoma is the rarest, but deadliest, type of skin cancer. Here is some information about skin cancer as well as how to use the ABCDE method to identify unusual changes that could be caused by skin cancer.

What Is Vitiligo?

Vitiligo is a chronic skin disease that destroys pigment in patches of your skin. Though there’s no cure for vitiligo, treatments could help minimize its spread and even help camouflage its effects. Read on to learn more.

Struggling With Hair Loss? PRP Therapy Can Help

Hair loss can take a toll on your confidence, but there is good news: Recent studies show PRP therapy can help treat hair loss for both men and women. Even better, PRP therapy is nonsurgical, so there’s no downtime. Here’s how it works.

5 Tips to Protect Your Skin This Summer

Spring is here — and that means summer weather is just around the corner. Summer sun feels great, but it’s also a leading cause of wrinkles, dryness, and other skin damage. Here's what you can do to keep your skin looking its best.

Help Your Skin Glow With Our Vitagen® Skin Care Products

Your skin needs vitamins and nutrients, just like the rest of your body. Vitagen® products are designed to provide those essential elements in a special formula your skin will love. Here’s how they can help you have beautiful, healthy skin.