Spider Veins Specialist

AM Facial Plastics

Arash Moradzadeh, MD

Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery & ENT located in Beverly Hills, CA & Santa Barbara, CA

Spider veins can mar the appearance of your skin and are common on the face and legs. For men and women in and around Beverly Hills, California, Arash Moradzadeh MD offers state-of-the-art treatments at AM Facial Plastics that can eliminate spider veins and restore your confidence. Learn more during a personalized consultation, which you can book online or by phone today.

Spider Veins Q&A

What are spider veins?

Spider veins are a condition caused by malfunctioning veins. They are most common in women, although some men also develop the condition. Spider veins commonly develop on your face or legs but can pop up anywhere on your body. 

To understand how spider veins develop, it helps to think about the way your blood vessels work. Your heart pumps oxygenated blood through your arteries, where it travels into your extremities. 

Your veins move deoxygenated blood back to your heart. This is largely an uphill movement and is not powered by your heartbeat. Muscle movement is the primary force behind blood flow in your veins. 

Each vein has a series of tiny valves to prevent blood from flowing backward. If these valves malfunction, blood will pool in that portion of the vein, distending vein walls and darkening in color. 

Spider veins get their name from their web-like appearance. They are often red, blue, or purple in color, and tend to be small, and somewhat circular. 

How can I treat my spider veins?

Light-based therapy is an excellent way to address spider veins. Dr. Moradzadeh uses the excelⓇ V+ laser platform to treat vascular abnormalities. This system, created by CuteraⓇ, is among the latest technological innovations for treating pigmentation and vascular issues. 

The system offers larger spot sizes, allowing practitioners to target a larger area of skin with one pulse of light. This enables faster treatment times, helping you get back into the swing of your day in less time. 

The system also uses two wavelengths of light to allow for customized treatments. The platform is an outstanding mix of power and precision, which is important in any form of light-based therapy. 

As the laser pulses over your skin, the light is absorbed by the pigment in the enlarged blood vessels. That light is converted into heat, damaging vessel walls and allowing the blood to drain. Both the blood and the debris from the destroyed vessels are absorbed and processed through your lymphatic system. 

How long does it take to see results?

It takes a few weeks for your body to process and eliminate spider veins after excel V+ laser treatments. You might begin to notice your spider veins fading within a week or two, but it can take months for the full effects to become apparent.

In some cases, it might take more than one treatment to achieve optimal results. Once Dr. Moradzadeh evaluates how your body responds to the initial treatment, he can estimate how many sessions you need to get the best possible results. 

Explore this innovative treatment option for spider veins in greater detail during a one-on-one consultation at Arash Moradzadeh MD. You can book a visit online or over the phone today.