Spider Veins

Arsenio Medical, P.C.

Multi-Specialty Group located in Lawrence, NY

If you’ve developed unsightly spider veins on your face or legs that mottle your otherwise smooth skin, there is a way to eliminate them. At Arsenio Medical, PC, they offer an innovative laser therapy that breaks up spider veins, restoring an even tone to your skin. If you’re in Lawrence, New York, and you’d like to explore laser spider-vein removal, call or schedule an appointment using the online booking tool.

Spider Veins Q & A

What are spider veins?

Spider veins are the tiny blue, red, or purple blood vessels that make their way to the surface of your skin. Spider veins are irregularly shaped, often twisting and turning, but are usually benign and don’t cause any problems outside of cosmetic concerns.

Spider veins typically develop on your face and your legs, creating a web of tiny lines near the surface of your skin.

What causes spider veins?

Spider veins can develop on your skin for a number of reasons, including:

  • A backup of blood
  • Hormone changes, such as those encountered during pregnancy and menopause
  • Exposure to the sun
  • Injuries
  • Obesity
  • Standing for long periods

Outside of these factors, genetics also appear to play a role in whether or not you’re prone to spider veins, as does gender — women develop spider veins more often than men.

While age is a factor, spider veins can develop in both the young and the old, and everyone in between.

Can spider veins be eliminated?

The good news is that Arsenio Medical can help eliminate your spider veins with their laser technology, Elite+ by Cynosure. This special device sends laser energy into the blood vessels to break them apart. The energy doesn’t harm the surface of your skin so the procedure is noninvasive.

Once the doctor breaks the blood vessels apart with the Elite+, your body takes over and flushes out the debris through its lymphatic system.

Because the procedure is noninvasive, it’s safe to use on your face and on your legs. If you’re worried about affecting your circulation, rest assured that the elimination of your spider veins has no adverse effect on your blood flow.

Because there’s also no downtime associated with laser removal of spider veins, you’re free to return to your normal activities after your treatment sessions at Arsenio Medical.

When will I see results?

It will take a few weeks after your last treatment for you to realize the full results since it takes time for your body to flush out the broken-up blood vessels. That said, you will see an immediate improvement as the laser breaks up the veins, making them far less visible.

To tackle your spider veins, call Arsenio Medical or use the online scheduling tool to request an appointment.