Vein Treatments in Birmingham, MI
You don’t need to be embarrassed by facial spider veins or broken blood vessels. At Clarkston Dermatology, we feel that finding the help you need to look and feel your best shouldn’t be difficult. Our national award-winning dermatology practice provides our patients in Troy and Birmingham, MI, with the most innovative treatments available for spider veins, including Nordlys™ and Diolite® laser therapy, performed by board-certified providers.
What Are Spider Veins?
Broken capillaries, commonly called spider veins, are tiny blood vessels that become enlarged and apparent close to the surface of the skin and may look like a blotch, streak, or web. While spider veins don’t cause any side effects or pose any risks, they can be embarrassing, especially on the face.
Anyone can develop facial spider veins, but some people are more prone to developing them than others. Common causes of spider veins include pregnancy, changes in pressure – such as a very hard sneeze – changes in weather, sun exposure, and rosacea. While broken blood vessels can sometimes go away on their own, they can be permanent without treatment.
What Is Laser Vein Treatment?
Laser vein treatment is a non-invasive solution to eliminate or vastly reduce the appearance of facial spider veins. At Clarkston Dermatology, we use Nordlys™ and Diolite® laser technology to safely and effectively treat veins on the face and body. The Candela Nordlys™ Nd:YAG laser improves the appearance of a variety of vascular lesions on the face and body including broken capillaries, varicose veins, port wine stains, and hemangiomas. The Diolite® laser also treats spider veins, broken blood vessels, and other skin imperfections by heating and destroying targeted facial veins.
How Much Does Laser Vein Treatment Cost in Birmingham, MI?
The cost of vein treatment at Clarkston Dermatology depends on the best laser technology for you, the treatment area, and the number of sessions you need to see the best possible results. To find out your individual cost, please schedule your free consultation at Clarkston Dermatology so our team of licensed professionals can create a custom care plan. To make your treatment as affordable as possible, we offer financing through CareCredit®.
How Does Vein Treatment Work?
The Nordlys™ and Diolite® laser systems work by delivering intense light energy to a very specific site using a handpiece. The light energy is absorbed by the enlarged blood vessels and the pigment in the skin which causes the unwanted cells and facial vein to break down leaving healthy tissue intact.
The Diolite® laser works best on tiny broken capillaries or spider veins while the Nordlys™ system may be more appropriate for larger vascular blemishes or varicose veins. The treatment of tiny broken blood vessels is virtually painless, but even treating larger varicose veins is just mildly uncomfortable for most patients. The Nordlys™ system features state-of-the-art cooling technology called SoftCool™ to further reduce comfort.
What Is Vein Treatment Recovery Like?
After laser vein treatment, it’s important to avoid sun exposure for about a month. Right after treatment, tiny superficial blood vessels may disappear completely but others will develop a “cat scratch” look and then fade gradually over the course of weeks. You may experience some mild swelling for up to two days. Most broken blood vessels only require a single treatment, but some larger vessels may need two treatments.
It’s time to finally achieve the clear, even skin you deserve so you can put your best face forward. Laser vein treatment is a safe and effective solution for spider veins, varicose veins, and other vascular blemishes. The licensed professionals at Clarkston Dermatology take pride in delivering innovative and effective cosmetic solutions to spider veins to give you the real results you need. Learn more about how you can benefit from laser vein therapy today by calling us for a free consultation, meeting with your expert guides, and beginning a tailored care plan. Before we see you, you can download “The Top 5 Myths About Botox®” to learn more about other popular cosmetic procedures at our practice.