They are caused by heredity, sun damage, general aging, and certain diseases. Although not dangerous, they can be cosmetically disturbing and can easily be treated at The Woodruff Institute for Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery with the VariLite Laser.
This laser provides gentle, safe, and effective treatment of these blemishes. For most patients, only a topical anesthetic cream is required. As treatment sessions typically take 10 to 15 minutes, this can be considered a “lunchtime” procedure. The laser works by tracing the veins and actually erasing them. This process happens in seconds and for most patients no recovery time is needed. The treated area may be pink for several hours, but can be covered with make up immediately. The treatment of larger veins may cause skin crusting or minor blistering, but this is the exception and not the rule.
Many patients experience permanent resolution while other patients may require periodic touch up procedures.
Please call our toll free number at 844.485.0104 for a complementary consultation at one of our offices in Naples, Bonita Springs/Estero, or Fort Myers.