Spider veins are a common aesthetic problem affecting men and women of all age groups. While they may be more common with age, it is not unusual to see spider veins in people in their 20's.
Spider veins are similar to varicose veins with one key difference being their size. Spider veins are small and are commonly seen in the face and legs. They are simply little broken blood vessels but can cause embarrassment for the sufferers. They look like little red lightning bolts streaking their way across your skin.
There hadn't been a really reliable treatment for spider veins until recently. The Veinwave(TM) is FDA approved and works by sending ultrasonic pulses to the vein causing it to coagulate and disappear almost immediately. It can also be used for Rosacea treatment
The pain of treatment is low and lasts for a very short period. There is also slight redness but it typically only lasts for a couple of hours. The treated veins shouldn't return, but new veins may still pop up. Patients are pleased with the quick results that can easily be seen as the procedure is performed. Also, there is no risk of scarring and it can be used on all skin types. Veinwave is not for the treatment of varicose veins which are larger.