Don't let those small but unsightly veins keep you from showing off your beautiful self. Spider veins or broken capillaries are those small clusters of red, blue, or purple veins that often appear on the thighs, calves, ankles, cheeks, and nose. Veins on your face may require you to apply additional makeup to cover them up or maybe it prevents you from wearing shorts. Treatments are available at Laser Skin Solutions in Portland that show immediate results. You will walk in with veins and in most cases walk out with no evidence that you ever had spider veins.
What causes spider veins? Well, there can be a few different causes such as experiencing certain hormonal or weight changes. Women who are pregnant often notice large areas of veins around their skin. Sometimes, in other cases, it can be genetic. Regardless of the cause...they can be treated with our laser that pinpoints the veins, damages them and closes them up so they can no longer be seen, often in just one visit. Don't worry, these are tiny veins that lie just below the surface of the skin, and are connected to your larger vein system but aren’t necessary for circulation.
We will need you to avoid unprotected direct sunlight or tanning beds 2 weeks prior to your spider vein removal treatment. We also recommend avoiding perfumes, harsh skin care products, makeup, and deodorant the day of treatment to the treatment area. The area to be treated must be shaved (not just trimmed) no more than 24 hours prior to treatment though same day shaving is recommended when possible. We will not shave you.
During your spider vein removal treatment in downtown Portland, you’ll either be laying down and reclined depending on the area being treated. You will be supplied dark sunglasses to protect your eyes. You might feel some slight discomfort, like a rubber band snapping against your skin but we will apply a medical grade numbing that will limit the discomfort.
Avoiding sun exposure after the procedure for 24 hours is important and we recommend you always apply a broad spectrum SPF 25 or higher. The skin treated may be red feeling like a light sunburn that typically last for a couple hours up to about 1 day.
In most cases the appearance of the vein is completely diminished before you leave our office. There is a chance that some of the veins will reappear as your body has created a new route for the blood to flow. In this case, additional treatments may be required to completely eliminate the appearance of spider veins.
Prices are displayed as a range since there can be so many variations including the size and intensity of the cluster to be treated. During your visit you will be informed of the exact cost prior to beginning treatment.
This can include a few visible veins or entire clusters which usually appear on the nose or cheeks. The price will be adjusted based off of the area needing treatment when you come in for a treatment or consultation.
The treatment feels much like the sting of a rubber band snapping against your skin. It is lessened by the medical grade numbing cream we apply to the treated area before treating. Your skin may be a little red and feel like you got a slight sunburn but it goes away rather quickly...usually within the first couple hours but it may last up to a day.
No. This procedure is minimally invasive. You can resume your usual activities as long as you avoid direct unprotected sunlight for the first 24 hours. Your skin may be a little red and feel like you got a slight sunburn but it goes away rather quickly...usually within the first couple hours but it may last up to a day.
Laser treatments use high beans of light to damage the vain closing it from blood flow eliminating the appearance of the vein. Sclerotherapy is the process that injects sclerosing solution into the vein, causing it to shrink and fade from the surface of the skin.
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