Long, beautiful legs are the sign of youthful appearance. However, unsightly spider veins may prevent you from wearing summer dresses or shorts. Although spider veins are usually harmless, many wish to treat them for cosmetic reasons.
BroadBand Light (BBL)™ is a phototherapy skin treatment that addresses multiple skin concerns in one session. Shantique Med Spa, located in Torrance, California, uses BBL to give patients the even-toned skin they’ve been looking for.
What causes spider veins?
As the name suggests, spider veins are twisting, web-like veins that often appear on your face or the back of your legs. They are generally blue, purple or red and are usually not painful. Many people who have them have no idea what causes them.
Your veins have a very important job of transporting blood back to your heart. To help with this, veins contain a one-way valve that closes once the blood has passed through.
When a valve becomes damaged, your blood flow has a difficult time flowing in the proper direction. Blood may build-up in the vein over time, causing it to bulge or branch out into a spider vein.
How BBL works
You might eat well and stay active, but unfortunately, that won’t make those pesky varicose veins go away. If varicose veins prevent you from feeling confident in the skin you’re in, BBL may be the self-care treatment you need.
BBL is a laser vein treatment that is most effective on smaller spider and varicose veins. With the cutting edge BBL device, Shahinaz Soliman, MD administers targeted laser light into the veins you wish to get rid of. Your spider veins will be safely compromised without affecting the surrounding veins. Then, your blood vessels will absorb them and flush them out through your lymphatic system.
The treatment creates controlled trauma to your skin, breaking apart pigment and scars so you’re left with a beautiful complexion. By using your body’s natural healing process, BBL ramps up your collagen production to give you tighter, younger-looking skin.
Multiple skin concerns in one treatment
There’s nothing like the California weather and sunny days all year round. Although spending lots of time in the sun may be enjoyable, you’ve probably noticed the consequences of it in your skin.
Luckily, BBL addresses multiple skin care concerns in one treatment. Not only can you erase your spider veins, but you also save time and money by fixing problem areas like:
- Red spots
- Brown spots
- Fine lines
- Enlarged pores
Most patients tolerate the treatment very well and describe it to be mildly uncomfortable. Your BBL treatment only takes around twenty minutes so it will be over and done with before you know it.
One major perk of BBL treatment is that there’s no downtime associated with the procedure. Immediately following your procedure, you might experience red skin and/or a burning sensation which is normal. This only lasts for 2-4 hours and can be relieved with a cold compress and over-the-counter pain medication.
You can resume normal activities immediately following your BBL treatment. If you have places to go and people to see, you may apply makeup to hide some of the redness from your treatment.
Are you ready to get rid of your spider veins once and for all? Schedule your BBL consultation by calling 310-530-7244 or book online.