Unwanted leg veins and spider veins are a very common cosmetic concern. They are caused by leaky valves in the veins and can be hereditary. Pregnancy and occupations that require being on the feet for long periods of time can exacerbate this condition. Wearing compression socks/ stockings and leg elevation can help slow the development of the condition. Sclerotherapy is very effective at improving the appearance of unwanted leg veins. This is a method that involves injecting the veins with a substance that reduces the diameter of the vessels, making them more difficult to see.
Unwanted veins or broken blood vessels on the face, called telangiectasia, can also be successfully treated using a radiofrequency device such as the Pelleve or a laser such as the 106nm NdYAG. Smaller vessels or more diffuse redness can also be treated by Broad Band Light. We can discuss the right treatment during an in office consultation.