It might not look like it outside—but we promise, summer and warmer weather will be coming soon. Thinking of spring makes us start to think fashion and about cute sun dresses and shorts. Let’s keep this as a nice picture and pretend that the spider veins on our legs are gone.

The good news is that this can actually very easily be true. At any of our 9 Cosmetic Laser Centers our licensed technicians can offer the removal of leg veins or any veins on the face and other body areas with the use of special laser equipment.

Spider veins are very similar to varicose veins; in fact they are basically just smaller. They are usually red or blue in color and are near the surface of the skin – closer than varicose veins. They get their name because they look like spider webs and have short, jagged lines. They also look similar to tree branches. They can cover anywhere from a very small part of your skin to a large part. Spider veins can be caused by a number of factors including backup of blood, hormone changes, exposure of the sun, or even inherited factors (thanks, mom).

At the Cosmetic Laser Center in Madison, WI – or at any of our locations – we use the Lux 1064 laser that gently pulsates your skin. The light pulses heat the blood within the vein causing the vessel to constrict and eventually fade away. This same laser can also be used on facial veins. The feeling is a cool sensation as it has a chilled water supply that runs through it during treatment. After treatment you can expect a mild sunburn-like sensation and possibly a bit of swelling, but this only lasts for about 24 hours.

You don’t have to live with unsightly spider veins anymore. Take back your skin and call the Cosmetic Laser Center today for a free consultation with one of our licensed technicians.