Spider Veins treatment

Spider Veins treatment

Spider Veins treatment Q & A

If you’re bothered by spider veins, visible blood vessels, broken capillaries, rosacea or even severe redness and pigmentation problems like “port wine stains” (birthmarks) on the face or legs, SoCal Lazer and Medi-Spa in Huntington Beach, CA offers unmatched efficacy and safety for treating and erasing spider veins and visible blood vessels.

Enjoy luminous, healthy, youthful skin once again. 

We do have many ways to take them out: Laser or sclerotherapy

Laser Vascular Lesion REMOVAL (Facial and Leg Veins)

The GentleYAG and other lasers has defined itself as the “Gold Standard” for treating facial veins, facial telengiectasias and non-varicose leg veins. Since the variable pulse GentleYAG was introduced in 2004, Candela with feedback from its providers, has revised and updated their laser settings to a point where results are near perfect. Moreover, the laser safety profile has improved and there is minimal to no downtime after the procedure.

The same DCD cooling and GentleYAG technology apply. Unlike pigment, which is targeted by the laser light in hair removal, the GentleYAG laser light is absorbed by the oxygen carrying component of the blood called Hemoglobin.  When the hemoglobin absorbs the energy of the laser, it heats the blood and eliminates the unwanted vessels.

Laser treatment for leg veins can be slightly uncomfortable. To minimize discomfort, your laser provider may intermittently apply ice packs during the procedure or, anesthetic cream is available to apply before the procedure if desired.

Although rare, side effects are possible. They may include redness, swelling, change in skin pigmentation (lighter or darker), bruising or blisters. Side effects do not last more than a few days, and permanent side effects are exceedingly rare.

Laser Vein Therapy works by heating unwanted blood vessels with laser energy which causes coagulation (the blood flow stops). The vein becomes less noticeable and, in most cases, will disappear.

Laser Vein Treatment is suitable for most skin types, including thin or aging skin, ethnic skin, dry skin and oily skin. Allow Medical Director, Dr. Ayoub, and the expert staff to deliver luminous, healthy skin painlessly and immediately.

Laser Vein Therapy at SOCAL Lazer and Medi-Spa is commonly used to treat the face, neck, chest and legs.

Best treatment for:

  • BRB ( Beard Razor Bumps)
  • Broken Capillaries
  • Telangiectasia
  • Facial Veins
  • Redness
  • Spider Hemangiomas

Laser Vein Therapy at SOCAL Lazer and Medi-Spa is a non-invasive way to reduce the appearance of unsightly veins.

Areas such as the hands, neck, chest and legs can be treated, but the most common area of treatment is the face.

Typically, there is no downtime and you may resume daily activity immediately. You may experience some redness after the procedure, but it is temporary. Any vessels denatured by the laser will be reabsorbed by your body over a period of time in a natural cleansing process. Most small capillaries will become invisible almost immediately, since they will no longer contain blood. you may be asked to wear therapeutic compression stocking after your treatment


Sclerotherapy is a treatment for veins. Varicose veins and spider veins can be treated with it, and it’s both a cosmetic and a functional treatment; it can greatly improve the appearance of the legs or any other area where spider veins and varicose veins are a problem. Sclerotherapy can also help relieve leg pain, chronic swelling in the legs, leg ulcers, and inflammation of the veins.

The SoCal Lazer & Medi-Spa provider places a sclerosing solution into your veins via injection. This solution causes the vein to become intensely irritated, which then results in the vein swelling significantly. The swelling then causes the blood to clot within the vein, and the vein walls then seal together. Over time, your treated veins will fade completely and be reabsorbed into your body.

Sclerotherapy is a non-surgical medical procedure to treat spider veins and small varicose veins in the legs. The procedure involves the doctor injecting a chemical, called a sclerorant (irritant) into the affected veins to irritate the endothelium, the tissue that lines blood vessels, causing the vein to collapse and forcing blood to route through healthier veins. The collapsed vein is then reabsorbed into surrounding tissue and fades over time. It does not require anesthesia and usually takes 15 mins to an hour to complete depending on the extent of the veins. There is no down time and will be able to return to your normal activities.

According to a 2014 study published in Circulation, approximately 23% of adults in the United States suffer from variscose veins, while more than 80% experience varicose or spider veins. Sclerotherapy is one of the safest and most common treatment of choice for superficial spider veins on legs because its faster and more effective than laser treatment. The procedure can improve related symptoms such as aching, swelling, burning and night cramps. Treated veins tend to fade within a few weeks, although occasionally it may take up to two months to see the full result.

If you’re unhappy with the appearance of your legs, that’s a very good reason to consider sclerotherapy. If you suffer from vein-related problems like leg swelling, leg pain, and leg ulcers, you can be an excellent candidate for sclerotherapy. Sclerotherapy patients should also be in good health, though.

The team at SoCal Lazer & Medi-Spa is happy to evaluate your case on a personalized basis to make sure that sclerotherapy is the right vein treatment for your situation.

You should avoid using any type of lotion or other substances on your legs for a full day prior to sclerotherapy. Legs should be smooth as possible, so shaving the night before the appointment is ideal. It’s best if you avoid sun exposure for around a month before the sclerotherapy appointment, too, as this can reduce the odds of pigmentation problems around the treatment areas.

You may require numerous sclerotherapy treatments based on your specific vein growth. Some patients need as little as a single treatment while others require multiple sessions. Sclerotherapy sessions are typically scheduled at least a several weeks or a month apart, and each appointment lasts only around half an hour.