Spider veins are commonly found on the face and legs, and often look like red or purple sunbursts or web patterns. Using advanced non–invasive laser technology, spider veins can be gently treated with selective thermolysis with no down time. ELOS vein treatment is the treatment of choice for surface veins and spider veins, while greatly improving the overall appearance of the skin.
The combined radio frequency and light energies of ELOS (the type of laser we use) precisely target and heat the offending vein, which causes it to fade. ELOS vein treatment selectively heats and destroys different sized blood vessels at depths below the skin’s surface with excellent results. By delivering the laser light in highly focused pulses, the ELOS computer–controlled system allows the skin and healthy surrounding tissues to cool down, avoiding thermal damage.
Often improvement can be seen after your first treatment. But it usually takes between 1 and 3 treatments to completely diminish the veins. The number of treatment sessions depends on the extent of the veins. During your initial consultation, Dr. Tanne will personalize your treatment schedule for maximum results.
ELOS vein treatment works for most skin types. During your initial consultation, Susan Stevens Tanne, M.D. will let you know if you are a good candidate.
Some patients experience a mild discomfort, while others are more sensitive. For more sensitive patients, a topical anesthetic can be applied prior to treatment. If you tend to be more sensitive, let Dr. Tanne know. For your added safety and peace of mind, ELOS technology features an advanced patient comfort system, which monitors your skin and keeps it at a soothing cool temperature during the procedure. We also use the SynerCool cold air blower system for your added comfort. Most procedures take 30 minutes or less.