Veins are the vessels in your body that carry deoxygenated blood back to the heart. The types we focus on at DermaHealth are the small, superficial veins that can be seen through the skin. Although many types of veins are harmless, their appearance can cause self-esteem issues or embarrassment. Our goal is to help restore self-confidence by minimizing their appearance through our laser vein reduction therapy. This revolutionary, advanced treatment provides minimal downtime and is noninvasive.
Types of Veins
Spider veins (also called telangiectasias) are clusters of small, dilated blood vessels near the surface of the skin or mucous membranes, measuring between 0.5 and 1.0 millimeters in diameter. They are commonly referred to as spider veins because of their spiderweb-like appearance. These blood vessels are typically red, blue, or purple. They can develop anywhere on the body but commonly occur on the face around the nose, cheeks, and chin. They can also develop on the legs – mainly on the upper thigh, below the knee joint, and around the ankles. Spider veins are typically harmless and cause no symptoms other than an undesirable cosmetic appearance.
Varicose veins are enlarged blood vessels. They are typically red, blue, or flesh-colored. Unlike spider veins, varicose veins are raised and often look like cords. They can also cause aching pain, throbbing, and discomfort. In some cases, varicose veins can cause more serious health problems. Because of this, a doctor should treat this condition. At DermaHealth, we understand each individual is unique. We can help you determine the type of vein you have, and we will work with you to find the most effective treatment plan to meet your needs and goals.
For more information on these vein types, visit our Spider Veins service page.
Laser Vein Reduction Treatment in Springfield, MO
Laser vein reduction is a revolutionary, advanced treatment that provides immediate results without needles, incisions, or downtime. It is effective on both red and blue veins found on the face, legs, feet, and other areas of the body. Our wide variety of lasers allows us to safely treat all skin types without burns or blisters. Ideally, it is best to undergo vein treatments during the winter months, as suntans and burns may affect results. Our laser reduction treatment is also available for other conditions, including rosacea, port-wine stains, and cherry hemangioma. For more information on our vein reduction treatment, visit our Laser Vein Reduction service page.
For more information and to see if you are a candidate for our laser vein reduction treatment, schedule a complimentary consultation with DermaHealth today.