How Can the excel® V Laser System Reduce the Appearance of Spider Veins?
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The excel® V laser system has many benefits, including the reduction of wrinkles, rosacea, facial veins, acne scars, port wine stains, hyperpigmentation, and cherry angiomas; however, it also offers a benefit for a condition not on the face: leg veins.
Spider veins are a common and unwanted skin condition that affects millions of people, especially women. They are small networks of blue, purple, or red veins that are visible through the skin.
Why Do Spider Veins Form?
While some people may blame excess weight for the formation of their spider veins, obesity is not the only—or even most significant—cause for the veins.
Spider veins are most commonly attributed to genetics and heredity. If your mother or grandmother had problems with spider veins, it is likely you will experience them, too.
Additional factors for developing leg veins include:
- Hormonal changes from puberty, pregnancy, or menopause
- Jobs or activities that involve standing for long periods
- Physical trauma
- Inactive lifestyles
- Situations that cause increased abdominal pressure—such as constipation or tumors
Spider veins form when the vein’s walls and valves are weakened or damaged. This damage prevents the blood from flowing correctly through the veins, which eventually causes the blood to pool and then branch out from that area—thus forming and mimicking the appearance of a spider web.
What Is the excel® V Laser System?
The excel® V laser system from CUTERA® utilizes high-powered green light. When applied to the skin, this non-invasive laser heats and penetrates the skin so that it reaches the underlying vessels—in this case, spider veins.
The targeted laser heat is absorbed by the blood vessels, which destroys them without damaging the surrounding blood vessels. As these damaged vessels are eliminated, the skin will return to its natural color and tone.
What Does My excel® V Laser Treatment Feel Like?
Your excel® V laser treatment is virtually painless. A proprietary cooling mechanism is applied throughout the procedure for additional comfort. Some patients experience redness, swelling, and bruising in the treatment area that can last for a few days.
Multiple treatments are often needed to achieve the optimal reduction of spider and other leg veins.
Unlike some other spider vein treatments, the excel® V laser does not require injections or surgery. Treatment is quick, and the results are noticeable.
Are You Interested in Learning More?
If you are tired of your unsightly leg veins, the excel® V may be appropriate for you. Contact the Spa at Spring Ridge today by calling (610) 880-8265 or by filling out our online contact form to see if you may be a candidate for the excel® V laser system.
The excel® V laser system offers relief from many aesthetic skin concerns for patients in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania.