Banish Spider Veins Before Summer

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Spider veins describe a weblike network of red, blue, or purplish veins on your body. These veins develop when a small group of blood vessels close to the surface of your skin becomes dilated. While you can have spider veins anywhere on your body, they're most common on your face and on your legs.

Several things can increase your risk of having spider veins, including:

In most cases, spider veins aren’t cause for concern, but that doesn’t mean they don’t impact your self-confidence. At Girard Internal Medicine in Philadelphia, Dr. Nicole Kimzey offers cutting-edge solutions to eliminate spider veins. With laser therapy, she can destroy the blood vessels causing those spider veins, so you can bare your legs when summer finally returns.

Say goodbye to spider veins thanks to laser technology

Dr. Kimzey relies on the industry’s leading aesthetic platform for spider vein treatment: the Icon™ Aesthetic System.

The Icon uses laser light energy to treat spider veins by constricting the blood vessels that cause them. Unlike surgical treatments for unwanted veins, this noninvasive technology passes through the surface of your skin to target your veins without damaging other tissue in the area. This enables the Icon system to provide dramatic results without the need for any incisions or downtime.

When you use the Icon to remove your unwanted spider veins, Dr. Kimzey can also personalize your treatment to ensure you reach your aesthetic goals.

The Icon makes it easy to eliminate your spider veins

Our Icon sessions at Girard Internal Medicine usually take less than 30 minutes, depending on the size of your treatment site.

During your appointment, Dr. Kimzey applies the Icon wand against your skin. As it delivers pulses of light energy to the treatment site, you may feel a mild tingling or snapping sensation. When she finishes your treatment, you can resume regular activities immediately. For spider vein treatment in your legs, Dr. Kimzey may suggest wearing compression stockings for a short period of time to help support the healing process.

After having laser treatment for spider veins, it’s important to avoid sun exposure to prevent dark spots from developing on your skin. In most cases, you can expect immediate results that continue to improve over the next week or two. To help you achieve maximum results, Dr. Kimzey usually recommends 1-4 Icon treatments scheduled 6 weeks apart.

If you live in the Philly area and want your spider veins gone by summer, call us at Girard Internal Medicine or schedule an appointment online today.

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