Candela GentleMax Laser Vein Removal
Spider veins are small, thin, red or blue veins that lie close to the surface of the skin. Although these super-fine veins are connected with the larger venous system, they are not an essential part of it. A number of factors contribute to the development of spider veins, including heredity, pregnancy, hormonal changes, weight gain, occupation, activities that require prolonged sitting or standing and the use of certain medications.
How Are Spider Veins Treated?
Spider veins respond best to the GentleMax laser treatments, which emit a beam of light energy that is absorbed by the dark pigments in blood vessels and blood cells. The absorbed energy is released as heat that thermally damages the interior lining of the blood vessels, causing them to collapse and fade from view.
The GentleMax has optics specifically designed for vascular treatments with adjustable power levels and spot sizes that allow precise tracing of veins to ensure complete and proper closure.
What Results Can You Expect?
Spider Vein Management can enhance your appearance and your self-confidence, but it is unrealistic to believe that every affected vein will disappear completely as a result of treatment. After each session, some veins will disappear and others will appear lighter.
How Many Treatments Do You Need?
This depends on several factors such as the number and size of the veins, whether they are well separated or highly networked, the color and sensitivity of your skin, and how the interior surfaces of your veins respond to the treatments. Four or more sessions at one-month intervals are usually required to achieve optimal results.