The exact cause of spider veins is not proven, but heredity, local trauma, and hormonal levels are believed to be contributing factors. Spider veins become more numerous with age, and are twice as common in women.
There are many options available to treat spider vein such as laser and sclerotherapy. Physicians at Focus Medical Spa use the most advanced laser technology, Nd: YAG to treat spider veins.
Long pulsed Nd:YAG lasers have recently been developed in an effort to target deep, relatively large-caliber, cutaneous vessels. The primary benefit of this wavelength is its deep penetration and the absence of absorption in melanin, thus allowing treatment even in deeply pigmented individuals.
Additionally, lasers are a good option to treat vessels resistant to sclerotherapy. Laser and light source treatments should be considered prior to superficial sclerotherapy in certain patients, such as those who are fearful of needles or who do not tolerate sclerotherapy.