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Can Spider Veins Return After Laser Vein Removal?

By: Cory Gaiser, M.D.


Spider veins, though not harmful, are undoubtedly a cosmetic nuisance. Men and women of virtually all ages can develop spider veins, which often appear on the face and legs as blue, red, or purple branches that can be seen beneath the skin. For patients who are tired of covering up their spider veins with makeup or simply want to feel more confident and comfortable showing off their legs, board-certified physician Dr. Cory A. Gaiser and the award-winning team at New Body Aesthetics are proud to offer cutting-edge laser vein treatment in Cincinnati, OH. Read on for a closer look at how laser vein removal treats spider veins and find out how long you can expect to enjoy your newly smooth and clear complexion.

What causes spider veins?

Spider veins can affect virtually anyone, though there are certain risk factors that make some men and women more likely to develop spider veins. These include:

  • Age
  • Genetics
  • Smoking
  • Pregnancy
  • Obesity
  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • Diet

In most cases, spider veins are visible on the face or legs, and appear as web-like branches of red, purple, or blue.

What’s the best treatment for spider veins?

When it comes to treating spider veins and/or varicose veins, patients in Cincinnati have more options now than ever before. Generally speaking, spider veins and some varicose veins respond exceptionally well to laser vein removal. For larger, more complex, or more stubborn veins, Dr. Gaiser may recommend sclerotherapy injections, surgery, or another approach.

How does laser vein removal work?

The majority of spider veins can be effectively treated with laser vein removal, which involves delivering targeted laser energy to the vein, causing it to collapse. Over the next several weeks, the destroyed vein will be safely and naturally reabsorbed by the body and will no longer be visible beneath the skin’s surface.

How long does it take spider veins to fade after laser treatment?

On average, patients can expect their spider veins to fade away about 4 – 6 weeks after laser vein removal.

Does laser vein treatment hurt?

Our caring team at New Body Aesthetics is fully committed to patient safety and comfort during laser vein removal. Before your treatment begins, a topical numbing agent will be applied to the skin’s surface. In addition, our advanced laser system has cooling technology incorporated, which further maximizes your comfort while minimizing the risk of damaging the surrounding skin and tissues.

Is laser vein removal permanent?

Once a spider vein has been targeted and destroyed with laser vein treatment, it will never regenerate itself. However, this does not necessarily mean that the cosmetic outcome of laser vein removal is permanent. In some cases, new spider veins can develop in the same location as the spider vein that was previously treated. Should this occur, Dr. Gaiser can perform a second or subsequent round of laser vein removal to help restore the patient’s original results.

Feel confident in your own skin with laser spider vein treatment in Cincinnati, OH

If unsightly spider veins are wreaking havoc on your confidence, we can help. With laser vein removal, you can finally achieve the clear, radiant skin you deserve. To learn more about the compelling benefits of laser vein removal, call New Body Aesthetics to schedule your private consultation with top Cincinnati board-certified physician and aesthetic expert Dr. Cory A. Gaiser today!

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.