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How Can I Get Rid of Spider Veins?

Spider veins are small, twisted veins that show clearly through the skin in shades of red, purple, or blue. While they appear most often on the face and legs, they can occur in many places on the body where veins lay close to the skin. Spider veins can make you feel self-conscious, but we can treat them!

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What are Spider Veins?

Spider veins can occur for many different reasons, including:

  • Standing for long periods of time
  • Obesity
  • Abdominal pressure
  • Hormonal changes
  • A history of blood clots

These factors can cause blood to back up in the veins, making them stretch and twist. This causes varicose veins and spider veins, which often occur together. Pressure forces blood to pool in the veins of the legs, causing them to become oversized, visible, and contorted. 

How does Spider Vein Treatment Work?

At Slimming Solutions Med Spa, we use Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) to treat spider veins successfully. IPL works by using high-intensity pulses of light. The color of the spider veins causes them to absorb the light energy as heat, damaging the vein walls. The damaged vein will collapse, and the body’s natural process will clear it away within a few weeks. 

What Is IPL Treatment for Spider Veins Like?

You will not require any sedation or numbing during this procedure. People often compare the feeling of the pulse to being snapped with a rubber band. The procedure can take anywhere from 15 to 45 minutes, depending on the number of veins treated. 

You will often require several treatments, each spaced four to six weeks apart. Each treatment causes more scarring in the targeted veins, closing them more and more until they collapse. Blood will redirect through other vessels, and the body will absorb the damaged veins. 

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The first step is to schedule an in-person consultation with one of our highly trained providers at Slimming Solutions Spa located in Lee Summit, MO, serving the surrounding Kansas City areas. Simply fill out the form on this page and we will reach out to you promptly to schedule your appointment. Your journey to a healthier, happier you can start today.

Will I Have Any Downtime with Spider Vein Treatment?

You can resume normal activities after treatment. You may have redness and sensitivity in the treated area for a day or two. Some people see some mild blistering which also goes away quickly. 

Am I a Candidate for Spider Vein Treatment?

If you have spider veins that bother you and want to have them treated, you are probably a good candidate. This non-invasive treatment works safely for almost anyone. You should let your provider know if you have any skin conditions that might affect your treatment. 

What Results Can I Expect from Treatment?

You may not notice results immediately, but your spider veins will begin to fade after several sessions. This means they have stopped working, and the body will clean them up, removing the discoloration.


*Individual Results May Vary

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Take the Next Step

Want to learn more about spider vein treatment? Schedule a consultation with Slimming Solutions Med Spa, located in Lee’s Summit, MO. 

Slimming Solutions Med Spa is a full-service medical spa equipped with a Master Injector, RN/esthetician who is extremely well-versed in HRT and trained in natural hormone therapies. 

Call us at (816) 524-3438 or schedule an appointment online.

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