We all have certain aspects of our appearance that we’re a little sensitive about or more aware of. One of the most common skin concerns our patients visit us seeking to treat is the appearance of spider veins. These concerns can be caused from anything from genetics and aging, to weight gain and skin trauma. Unfortunately, they cannot be corrected easily from at-home or topical products, but they can be reduced with our laser vein treatment in Wayzata.
At Vively, we can correct spider vein issues and more with ClearV. Vively Body Science is a physician-owned medical spa in Wayzata, Minnesota. We serve clients from all over the Twin Cities area and its western suburbs. Below, our team discusses what issues this service treats, its benefits and treatment process, and frequently asked questions about ClearV.
To get an idea of how these two treatments target this skin concern and others, let’s look more in depth at spider veins.
Spider Vein Causes
Spider veins can appear in a few areas of the body, predominantly on the legs and face. When you have spider veins in the legs, these occur when the vein valves stop working correctly. The purpose of veins in the body is to carry blood through to your heart. To ensure that blood flows upward towards the heart, veins have a one-way valve. This valve will close when the blood passes through.
If the valve gets weak or is damaged, blood can struggle to flow through properly in the right direction. The blood can pool in the vein, and over time, it causes a bulge in the vein branching out, creating spider veins.
Spider veins in the face can be genetic, or damaged (dilated or engorged) due to a variety of reasons. This can include sun exposure, flushing, exercise, irritants or trauma, among other things. This is often a result of increased pressure (trauma) or sun damage.
Several factors can contribute to your risk of developing spider veins. One of the most common risk factors is genetics. In fact, 90% of those with spider veins have a family history of them.
Other factors include:
- Being female
- Being overweight
- Hormone levels
- Standing and sitting for long periods
- Previous vein issues or blood clots
- Pressure in the face from excess coughing, sneezing, vomiting, etc.
- Sun damage
How To Treat Spider Veins | Laser Vein Treatment in Wayzata
Laser vein treatments can help to treat vascular issues and chromophores (the molecules that produce the color in skin) to correct cosmetic issues and give you the clear skin you deserve. Let’s discuss how our ClearV and ClearSilk treatments can renew your skin and your confidence.
ClearV is the newest treatment on the market to treat spider veins and other vascular lesions. It safely and effectively targets visible vessels, broken capillaries, spider veins, vascular lesions, and skin discoloration.
More specifically, ClearV treats:
- Facial telangiectasias
- Periorbital veins
- Reticular veins
- Port wine stains
- Skin tags
The Benefits of ClearV Laser Vein Treatment in Wayzata
This laser vein treatment is non-invasive, so there’s no incisions for the procedure, making it an easy treatment for patients!
Our patients often see noticeable results after their first visit.
ClearV’s technology allows it to treat a wide variety of skin concerns in addition to spider veins.
No Patient Downtime
Along with being non-invasive, there is also no downtime required for our patients. This means you can get right back to your daily routine after a treatment, ensuring an easy treatment process.
The Technology Behind ClearV
The 1064nm wavelength in ClearV’s technology has strong absorption by oxyhemoglobin. This provides ClearV with the ability to selectively heat veins to eliminate them while making vessels less noticeable.
Subsurface Vein Illumination (SVI™)
SVI: this technology is created to give enhanced visibility to your laser vein treatment provider, a Vively team member! We use this visibility to better see any subsurface and feeder veins, creating more thorough and effective results.
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Laser Vein Treatment in Wayzata: How It Works
Consultation/Determine Your Treatment
Before your ClearV treatment, you’ll meet with a team member vein specialist to discuss your concerns and treatment goals. In this complimentary consultation, we’ll discuss how ClearV can help and examine the areas of your body you’d like to treat. We will determine if this treatment is right for you.
Based on your ClearV consultation, we’ll create a personalized treatment plan that reflects your desired results.
During your laser vein treatment, we will use the ClearV to target unwanted visible spider veins and/or unwanted vascular skin issues and reduce or eliminate them. You may see improvement after one procedure, though typically our patients see the best results after 3 to 6 treatments.
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For optimal results, we advise that you limit activity and minimize the amount of time standing for the first 48 hours after your procedure. We also recommend that you wear compression socks or another form of compression (such as an ACE wrap) while your treatment area(s) resolve.
Frequently Asked Questions | Laser Vein Treatments in Wayzata
Does ClearV hurt?
Some patients report minor discomfort and skin redness after a ClearV treatment; both issues quickly dissipate.
When can I expect to see results of my laser vein treatment?
Your results can vary based on the severity and location of your spider veins. Many patients see noticeable results after their first ClearV appointment. 3 to 6 procedures, spaced 6 to 8 weeks apart is a typical treatment plan at Vively Body Science.
Is ClearV safe?
ClearV is considered safe for reducing or eliminating spider veins and other visible vascular issues near the surface of the skin.
Will ClearV treat other issues?
Yes, ClearV is designed to treat a wide range of skin and vein problems, including: facial telangiectasias, periorbital veins, reticular veins, port wine stains, rosacea, warts, and skin tags.
Visit Vively Body Science for laser vein treatments in Wayzata!
Our patients come to us from all over Minnesota’s Twin Cities and western suburb areas, including Deephaven, Golden Valley, Long Lake, Medina, Minnetonka, Minnetonka Beach, Minnetrista, Mound, Orono, Plymouth, St. Louis Park, Wayzata, and Woodland.
We promise we’re worth the drive! Vively Body Science takes pride in providing science-backed laser vein treatments in Wayzata for our patients to help them feel confident in their skin.