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Unsightly Veins Specialist

Allora Med Spa

Medical Spa & Skin Revitalization located in Hickory, NC

Bulging blue veins or spider veins can wreck your confidence, especially when the weather is warm and you want to wear shorts or a bathing suit. The expert providers at Allora Med Spa in Hickory, North Carolina, offer great options to treat your veins that don’t require surgery including TempSure™, Icon™, and 1064 nm Nd:Yag laser therapy. If you want to reduce the appearance of unsightly veins, call for an appointment or book online.

Unsightly Veins

What are spider veins?

Spider veins form close to the surface of your skin when blood vessels dilate and expand. Their signature web-like pattern gives them their name.

You can develop spider veins anywhere, but they’re most common on your lower legs, nose, cheek, and chin. Spider veins are often associated with varicose veins because they’re each a result of blood pooling in your vein walls.

For the most part, spider veins are harmless. But occasionally, if left untreated, your unsightly veins can get sore, infected, or become ulcerated because of chronic inflammation.

Who gets spider veins?

Spider veins are hereditary, so you may have inherited the condition from your parents. Other factors that influence the development of spider veins are:

  • Obesity
  • Hormone replacement therapy
  • Surges in hormones
  • Repetitively standing for long periods
  • A history of blood clots

Estrogen is linked to spider veins, which is why women are more susceptible to developing the condition.

What are varicose veins?

When the valve that regulates blood flow in your veins malfunctions, the blood backs up and creates varicose veins, giving them the characteristic bulge and ripple effect on the surface of your skin. Varicose veins are deeper in your body than spider veins.

How are unsightly veins treated?

Allora Med Spa uses TempSure™, Icon™, and 1064 nm Nd:Yag laser therapy to help diminish the appearance of unsightly spider and varicose veins. During your treatment, you relax in the comfortable, inviting spa in your private treatment room while your Allora Med Spa provider gently guides the laser over your troubling veins.

The heat energy from the TempSure and Icon lasers passes through your skin and into the vein. Your blood absorbs the heat energy and causes the problem veins to atrophy.

Your body instinctively reroutes the blood that was flowing through varicose or spider veins to your normal veins elsewhere in your body. Laser therapy is fast, has minimal side effects, and offers an excellent outcome for unsightly veins. Treatment for unsightly veins at Allora Med Spa is noninvasive, meaning it doesn’t require surgery.

Call Allora Med Spa in Hickory, North Carolina, to set up a consultation for vein treatment. You can also use the online scheduler to book your appointment.

Are you a good candidate for Treatment?

  • You are embarrassed by the prominent branching veins visible on your thighs and lower legs.
  • You avoid wearing shorts or swimming apparel because you don’t want others to see your spider veins.
  • The branching veins on your face are unsightly and you must use makeup to camouflage them.
  • You are not pregnant and you do not have a history of blood clot formation.