Spider Veins Specialist

LA Skincare Center

Raisa Howard, NP

Cosmetic Dermatology located in Sawtelle, Los Angeles, CA & El Segundo, CA

Spider veins on your face and body can be embarrassing and can affect your confidence and self-esteem. The highly trained team at LA Skincare Center perform spider vein removal using the Cutera® excel® V laser system. This revolutionary laser is FDA-approved and offers permanent results without surgery or downtime. LA Skincare Center has convenient offices in Los Angeles and El Segundo, California. To learn more, call the center nearest you or schedule a consultation online.

Spider Veins

What are spider veins?

Spider veins are a network of tiny blood vessels that have become visible under your skin and look a little like the web of a spider. Spider veins occur when blood doesn’t flow freely through the vessels. This causes the blood to pool, and the walls of the tiny veins to expand, so they become darker, larger, and more visible.

What causes spider veins?

Sometimes, spider veins appear for no apparent reason, but several factors can contribute to the formation of spider veins. These include:

  • Pregnancy
  • Obesity
  • Age
  • Hereditary factors

Occupations that require you to spend a lot of time on your feet, like nursing or teaching, can increase your chance of developing spider veins in the legs.

What is Cutera excel V?

Cutera excel V is an advanced laser tool that can safely and effectively improve the appearance of spider veins. The experienced team at LA Skincare Center uses the concentrated light energy of the excel V system to target the walls of your blood vessels until they lose function and collapse. The damaged structures will eventually be cleared away by your body’s immune system resulting in permanent removal of visible spider veins.

In addition to spider veins, the excel V can be used to treat a number of cosmetic conditions, including age spots, hyperpigmentation, and wrinkles.

What do spider vein laser treatments feel like?

Excel V has a unique built-in cooling system so you won’t feel the heat from the laser. Most people don’t find treatments with excel V to be uncomfortable, but if you have sensitive skin, you can request that your specialist apply a topical anesthetic before your procedure.

There’s no downtime following spider vein treatments with the excel V laser. You could have some mild swelling or redness in the treated area, but this should subside within 48 hours.

How many treatments will I need?

In most cases, a series of 4-6 treatments is needed for optimal results. Following your initial consultation, your LA Skincare Center specialist will design a treatment plan based on your individual needs and goals.

To learn more about spider vein removal at LA Skincare Center, call the office nearest you or schedule a consultation online.