Spider Viens


Spider veins, also known medically as telangiectasia or venulectasias, are tiny red, blue or purple thread-like veins near the surface of the skin. These dilated and visible veins, caused by increased pressure to the veins, can develop on any part of the body, including the face, but most often appear on the thighs, calves, ankles or buttocks.

About Laser Treatment for Spider Veins

Laser vein treatment takes less than an hour. The procedure uses a focused beam of light to target the vein that is selected for treatment. Because the beam is focused, it is careful not to affect nearby skin tissue and veins. The laser collapses the vessel, then, over a period of four to six weeks, the vein is reabsorbed by the body and disappears.

Is the treatment painful?

Clients typically described this treatment as being uncomfortable, but not intolerable. You will feel a snappy sensation and a bit of heat in the skin as the laser attempts to constrict those vessels. Our laser incorporates a cryogen cooling spray to help alleviate heat and pain in the tissue which is sprayed simultaneously with the laser. 

What preparations should I take before spider vein treatment?
There are no major preparations required before the laser treatment, however, you will want to avoid direct sun exposure, aspirin, alcohol and smoking for at least a 48 hours beforehand.

As for the day of treatment, avoid all creams, lotions and moisturizers on the area that is going to be treated. Also, wear comfortable clothing that allows easy access to the body part(s) being treated.

What is the cost to treat spider veins?

The pricing depends on the size of the area. Small areas are $100, medium areas are $200, and large areas such as the leg are $350.

A single vessel such as a cherry angioma is $65.

As subsequent sessions occur, the pricing of the treatment will be adjusted to match the amount of vessels leftover. 

How many sessions will be required to make spider veins disappear?

This is dependant on a few factors. The location and complexity of the vessels will determine how well they respond to the treatment. For most cases, you can expect to undergo this treatment 2-3 times for 90% reduction of the vessels. Typically, a follow up session is booked 6 weeks after the treatment and if there are any veins still lingering, we can re-treat them at that time.

What are the side effects of treating spider veins?

The skin above the veins will have a reddish, cat-scratch appearance and can experience mild swelling. This can be followed by residual yellow bruising of the area, This generally disappears over the next couple of weeks. Cool pads can be applied after treatment.

A 2% Hydrocortisone prescription may be prescribed to you by the physician. This topical lotion will help to keep the vessels constricted as they heal, as well as decrease any itchiness that may occur as the area is healing. 

The Difference ELEGANCE Makes

At Elegance Medical Aesthetics, we believe that each patient is unique, requiring his or her own treatment that is different from anyone else’s.  So much of the cosmetic industry is “over-hyped”  with clever marketing lingo that creates a confusing mess of services that may or may not be suitable for you.

That is why we take a standard medical approach with each patient. When you come in with something you’d like to change about your appearance, our first step is determining a proper treatment plan for you. This is done with a thorough consultation so we can listen to your goals and understand who you are as a person.