A common skin condition patients bring to Nuveau Medical Aesthetics is spider veins. Houston-area residents dealing with the unsightly red, blue, or purple lines that snake across their legs or face should know that the condition, known as telangiectasia, doesn’t have to be permanent. While there are many options for treating these visibly noticeable but unnecessary spider veins, Dr. Christine Cheng has found lasers to be particularly effective.
Laser vein removal works on spider veins by specifically targeting them for destruction, leaving other veins and tissues intact. The process heats them and seals them off, after which the now-useless veins are absorbed into the body over a period of weeks. Once this treatment is complete, the unwanted veins are not just invisible, they’re physically gone.