“What’s that purple spot on my leg”

That isn’t a bruise; in fact, those are spider veins, and they don’t go away on their own.  Spider veins are purple, blue, or red lines on your legs or thighs, or red lines on the cheeks or nose.  We’re not talking about the bulging, ropey, painful veins that some people get; those need invasive laser or surgery, typically by a vascular surgeon or interventional radiologist.  Laser treatments are the most effective for treating small veins, and Timeless Laser and Skin Care has the best laser in the industry for treatment of these small veins.

Vein treatments are only mildly uncomfortable, do not require anesthesia, and they have minimal down time.  The laser energy is converted in the vein to heat, and the purple line is replaced by a pink line within minutes of treatment, which indicates treatment success.  The body’s immune system then removes the coagulated vein, leaving normal skin. The vein is gone for good. Over time, new spider veins may emerge, but the treated vein is gone. There may be transient darkening or even bruising from larger veins, but this will not impact activity.

Our vascular laser is considered the gold standard for treatment of diffuse redness and matted facial veins often seen with rosacea.  It is also effective for poikiloderma, a condition which is common on sun damaged skin especially on the neck, which is painless and appears as patches of reddish/brown skin which look sunburned, but never fades or turns to tan.  For both diffuse redness and poikiloderma, several treatments can be required, but improvement is often seen after each treatment.

Laser cannot be performed after recent sun exposure, and the treated area is sensitive to sun afterwards, so diligent use of sunscreen is essential.  Nevertheless, vascular treatments require no anesthesia, and have minimal downtime.