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Spider Vein Treatment

by Stewart P. Wang
Spider Vein Treatment in Pasadena and Inland Empire

Not long ago, doctors had no reliable, minimally-invasive options for treating spider veins. Now, with the help of laser technology, Dr. Wang is able to offer cosmetic improvement for his patients from Pasadena and the Inland Empire. Spider veins can be treated using the Cutera® XEO laser, a non-invasive skin rejuvenation device that also can be used for hair removal, skin resurfacing, and photo-facials.

Video: Your Guide to Spider VeinPasadena plastic surgeon Dr. Stewart Wang performs spider vein treatments to remove veins on the face and legs. Personalized treatment of your spider veins is possible because the laser device can be adjusted to tailor the amount of light penetrating into the skin. Dr. Wang takes into account the color, texture, and condition of your skin when determining the strength and duration of treatment. The Cutera® XEO laser emits concentrated pulses of light to heat and dissolve the targeted veins while keeping the top layers of skin cool to prevent damage and minimize discomfort.

Video: Your Guide to Leg VeinTo learn more about our treatment for spider veins, request a consultation online or call our office at (888) 360-6688 today. Dr. Wang will work closely with you to evaluate your spider veins or other skin blemishes and recommend a treatment plan to achieve your goals. We offer a full line of skin care treatments and cosmetic surgery near Pasadena and the Inland Empire.

What are the common benefits of spider vein treatments?

Many of our patients see dramatic improvement following their treatment at Wang Plastic Surgery, serving Pasadena and the Inland Empire. Spider veins are red, blue, or purple veins in the shape of a spider web just underneath the surface of the skin on the legs and face. Treating them helps improve your skin's appearance, creating a more uniform, unblemished look. The Cutera® XEO laser also can successfully treat minor vascular lesions such as cherry angioma, or the cherry-red to purple clusters of dilated capillaries on the surface of some people's skin.

Is this treatment safe and effective for facial spider veins?

Absolutely. With the Cutera® XEO laser, Dr. Wang is able to tailor the depth and duration of treatment based on the condition of your skin. Because the device has three levels of adjustment, your treatment can be personalized to minimize the effects of the laser on surrounding tissue and produce satisfying results for even the most sensitive skin types.

How are spider vein treatments performed?

Before any treatment, Dr. Wang evaluates the condition of your skin around the targeted treatment area to determine what level of treatment is best for you. Next, a topical anesthesia and cooling gel are applied to increase the comfort of the procedure. Once your skin is properly prepared, Dr. Wang glides the Cutera® XEO hand piece over your skin as the device emits light pulses that dissolve the spider veins. Our Pasadena and Riverside area patients sometimes require additional cooling gel for extensive treatment of more pronounced veins.

How long do spider vein treatments take?

Treatment for your spider veins can be completed in as little as 15 minutes at our cosmetic surgery office near Pasadena, with larger or more stubborn veins requiring additional treatment time. In most cases, 2 to 6 treatments are required before the spider veins reveal their final, improved appearance. Requiring minimal downtime, spider vein treatments can be performed for even the busiest women and men in Pasadena and the Inland Empire.

What can I expect after spider vein treatment?

Treatment for spider veins often results in the treated skin remaining red for several hours, with discomfort that may feel like a sunburn. For most patients, this redness lasts less than a day after the treatment. Dr. Wang will instruct you to wear sunscreen and avoid direct sunlight, and you may be given additional precautions depending on your unique needs. If you have questions or concerns after treatment, you can always contact our cosmetic surgery offices near Pasadena and the Inland Empire.

What is the recovery period like?

Most patients resume their normal activities about a day after their treatment. Within a few days the treated veins will begin to fade, and their appearance should steadily diminish as your treatment cycle continues. Plastic surgeon Dr. Wang may recommend you use special skin care products to improve your results. When all your treatments are completed, you can enjoy your younger-looking, blemish-free skin.

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Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Stewart Wang specializes in Pasadena breast augmentation as well as breast enhancement, hair transplant, face lift, laser hair removal, eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty), nose surgery (rhinoplasty), abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) and breast lift. He has offices in Upland, and Pasadena and serves Southern California including La Verne, Glendora, San Dimas, Chino Hills, Diamond Bar, Yorba Linda, Riverside and Rancho Cucamonga.


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