Reticular veins, spider veins, teleangectasias, redness are a very common concern mostly for women but also for men, specially in the summer time. It is more common to appear on the legs but it can also appear on the face, chest and neck. The difference in between those are the color and size. Reticular veins are dilated segmento of a vein that has bluish color. It most frequently appear on the leg and it is due to a valvule competence problem that leads to higher local pressure and posterior dilation of that segment of the vein. It is more common on the posterior knee, lateral legs and calfs.
The spider veins and teleangectasias are smaller and more red. They can appear on the face, specially cheeks and nose, but also in the legs (thighs, inner knee, anterior leg). The fixed redness condition is also related to vessel dilation but we cannot identify vessels and it is more common on the face, neck and chest. Our team believes that the treatment of leg veins is still better with esclerosis but in some specific cases should be combined with YAG laser. The facial vessels are better treated with YAG lasers.
The treatment of leg veins or facial vessels is very safe procedure. Our team believes that the legs should not be treated in parts but the whole leg in the same session to improve the eficacy and precision of the procedure. The leg treatment require no downtime and the facial, neck and chest require 1 day to resolve the redness after the laser procedure. Our team recommend no preparation but do recommend: no impact sports for 1 week after leg treatment, sun protection after any vessel treatment. The procedure require multiple sessions (1-5 sessions depending on area and severityt). Leg treatment should not be combined with any other procedure but the face, neck and chest treatment can be combined with: IPL/Laser and superficial peeling.