Spider Veins Laser Treatment

What are spider veins?

A common skin problem often called varicose, or “spider” veins, can happen in your face and legs. The medical term for this is telangiectasia or angioectasia. This is when small blood vessels near the surface of the skin get larger.

What can cause spider viens?

Spider veins can have different causes, but the most common one is underlying venous reflux which occurs in the upper thighs. Age and gender also influence greatly as varicose veins develop more in women than men. Some factors that might predispose someone to spider vein appearance are: heredity, obesity, hormonal influences from pregnancy or puberty through menopause; birth control pills (which some people take for other reasons); occupation- standing all day long while working such jobs as nurses or teachers


Threadlike vessels can easily be diminished quickly with the new medical technology that utilizes light waves at Healthwatchers360. A Yag laser is used for this treatment and its filtered, wide spectrum light from the handpiece penetrates your skin utilizing both heat energy and penetrating deep enough to destroy any vessel found there. The heat created by thermal activity coagulates damaged tissues so they are then replaced naturally without leaving a blemish or mark on your body!

Another instrument used here at Healthwatchers360 is Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)  , a safe and non-invasive way to reduce the appearance of those annoying veins that can make us feel self-conscious. IPL technology uses high-intensity pulses from an array of 10 LED lights with wavelengths ranging between 400 nm – 1200nm wavelength at variable energy levels. This allows it to treat various skin conditions such as rosacea or acne scars or spider veins without using harsh chemicals like glycolic acid which could irritate sensitive skin types.

Laser vein treatment is a procedure done in-office at Healthwatchers360 It could take less than an hour and is performed under local anesthesia. The laser light destroys the spider veins and then they will disappear over time.

Dr. Maryam Seddigh Tonekaboni has devoted her life to empowering people with the most up-to-date information and options for their care, so you have all of your health questions answered in one place! Call our office at 818-671-1989 or visit us online today to make an appointment and get started on a healthier tomorrow.