Blood Vessel Treatment Specialist

Dr. Gordana Gligoric -  - Med Spa

Ageless Laser Med Spa

Dr. Gordana Gligoric

Med Spa located in San Antonio, TX

Whether you suffer from broken blood vessels or spider veins, these threadlike imperfections in the skin tend to increase over time and can cause your skin to take on an overall blotchy appearance. Luckily, Gordana Gligoric, MD, offers a variety of laser treatments at Ageless Laser Med Spa in San Antonio, that can target these blue veins. A short treatment session of just 5- 20 minutes results in an improved appearance. Schedule a free consultation via phone or use the convenient online booking system to find out the best treatment option for you.

Blood Vessel Treatment Q & A

What causes spider veins?

Spider veins are tiny, damaged veins that present as thin lines on the surface of the legs or face. While they generally aren't painful, they do affect your overall appearance. Spider vein treatments are noninvasive and have little to no downtime. 

There are several reasons you may be more prone to spider veins. Common risk factors are:

  • Family history
  • Pregnancy
  • Hormones
  • Sun damage
  • Being overweight
  • Age
  • Previous vein damage
  • Sitting or standing for extended periods

What are the laser treatment options for spider veins?

Laser/light therapy is a typical course of action to remove the appearance of spider veins. Lasers are noninvasive and use light energy to destroy unwanted cells and veins. Applying the laser to the thready blood vessels causes the vein's blood cells to absorb the photons from the laser and generate heat, which destroys the spider vein. The vein will dissolve over time. 

Ageless Laser Med Spa utilizes the Icon™ Cynosure® laser system to target spider veins and broken capillaries on both the legs and face. This treatment focuses on the blood vessels within the vein, resulting in no damage to the outer layer of the skin. Treatments are quick, lasting only 5-30 minutes, and patients see immediate improvements in the appearance of spider veins. The presence of veins continues to improve over the next week. While some patients' skin clears completely after one session, even extensive capillary damage is removed for the majority of patients in four courses or fewer.

How can I avoid getting new spider veins? 

While there is no way to remove broken blood vessels without medical treatment, there are ways you can prevent the creation of new spider veins. Improving your overall circulation can prevent damaged veins. Some simple techniques include:

  • Exercise
  • Compression stockings
  • Taking walking breaks after sitting for long periods
  • Taking sitting breaks from standing for long periods
  • Elevating your legs when possible 
  • Avoiding hot baths and jacuzzis

If the appearance of unsightly blue, red, or purple veins bothers you, schedule a consultation with Ageless Laser Med Spa to discuss your best treatment options. You can call or use the convenient online booking system to find time to meet today.