Spider veins are a common problem that brings people into Tahoe Medical Spa seeking solutions. There are two common areas that we see and treat: Spider veins on the nose or cheeks can exist simply because the veins around tend to enlarge with age, sun and other stressors, or as part of a more chronic condition like rosacea. In either case, customized treatments with BBL (Broad Band Light - the latest generation form of IPL or Intense Pulsed Light) or laser. This can be a very safe and satisfying immediate-gratification procedure in which the vessels often simply shut down and disappear.

A variant on these are spider or cherry angiomata. These are small, bright red dots often found on the torsos of both men and women. The same techniques used for facial spider veins can make these annoying spots go away.

Finally, there are spider veins on the legs. When there are raised, worm-like varicose veins also present this can represent a deeper issue for which we usually refer patients out. If there are no varicose veins but only reddish-purple fine sprays and fans of vessels on the thighs and lower legs there are several treatment options including sclerotherapy (injections using very fine Japanese needles and a local anesthetic so it’s very comfortable), BBL or laser therapies. We offer all three options so Dr. Gelber can customize the very best treatments to get you the results you are seeking. Call 775-298-1750 or email office@tahoeaestheticmedicine.com today to schedule a consult with Dr. Gelber to discuss your options.