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Boris Zaks, M.D.

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435 N. Roxbury Drive
Suite 408
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

 

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Spider Veins

Clearing Spider Veins and Telangiecstasia

Spider Veins are tiny dilated veins near the surface of the skin. They are either red or blue and somewhat resemble a spider web (hence the name) or small tree branches. Usually on the leg and ankle, they are also seen on the face.

Telangiecstasia are clusters of very fine blood vessels (capillaries) more frequently on the face around the nose and the mid-cheek. Both spider veins and telangiecstasia are cosmetic concerns with little medical significance. They are easily removed or diminished by use of the Vbeam laser.

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Source Mayo Clinic

  • Spider Veins
       (Most frequently on the thigh, ankle
       and lower leg)
  • Facial Telangiecstasia

Spider Veins Los Angeles

" I was very frustrated by the little veins on my face. They got worse every year. Your treatment with the laser has been great. They are nearly completely gone and I'm even comfortable going without makeup. " Barbara S.

Cause of Spider Veins

Pregnancy, hormone-containing medications, and hormonal fluctuations may stimulate the appearance of spider veins, making them more common in women. There is also some genetic factor involved for some who have family incidence of vein problems. Excessive sun, aggressive treatment of the skin and high alcohol intake can effect the number and severity of facial veins.

 

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Treating Spider Veins and Telangiecstasia

The Vbeam laser and IPL are Dr. Zaks' treatments of choice. Vbeam is a quick, efficient procedure with minimal discomfort. The laser causes the small vessels to heat up to a high enough temperature to cause coagulation. They then close off, shrink and eventually are absorbed by the body and disappear. To protect the skin while still allowing the laser light to penetrate to the "target" vessels, the Vbeam incorporates a special cooling device.

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Facial Telangiecstasia

 

IPL is effective on diffuse redness seen with telangiecstasia. IPL treatment for these conditions should be performed by a doctor as a special technique is required to avoid the risks of hyperpigmentation.

Risk Factors for Developing Spider Veins

Some people are at greater risk for developing spider veins. These risk factors include:

Sex - Females in any age group are more likely than males to develop spider veins.
Genetic factors - Some people have veins with abnormally weak walls or valves. They may develop spider veins even without a rise in blood pressure in the superficial veins.
Pregnancy - A woman's total blood volume increases during pregnancy, which increases the blood pressure in the venous system. In addition, the hormonal changes of pregnancy cause the walls and valves in the veins to soften.
Using birth control pills.
Obesity - Excess body weight increases pressure on the veins.
Occupational factors - People whose jobs require standing or sitting for long periods of time without the opportunity to walk or move around are more likely to develop spider veins than people whose jobs allow more movement.

 

Pre-Treatment Advice

Patients do not have to change their normal routines before or after treatment. Sun exposure must be limited prior to and following any type of laser or IPL treatment. Treatment should not be performed on tanned skin

Prevention of Spider Veins

Although it is impossible to completely prevent spider veins, there are several things you can do.

  • Exercise regularly and maintain a normal weight
  • If you are prone to leg spider veins, try not to sit for stand or prolonged periods of time
  • Avoid high consumption of alcohol
  • Treat your skin gently and avoid abrasive facial scrubs
  • Protect your skin with sunscreen
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Dr. Boris Zaks, M.D.is a Board Certified Dermatologist in Beverly Hills, California. He treats patients for a variety of medical skin conditions and offers cosmetic dermatology to the surrounding communities in Los Angeles, Encino, Westwood, West Hollywood and Santa Monica. Dr. Zaks is expertly skilled in treating Teen and Adult Acne, Rosacea, Spider Veins, Facial Aging, and Sun Damage. Skill in the natural-looking placement of wrinkle and line fillers such as Restylane make him a favorite of patients who want to avoid an artificial appearance. From the Botox Brow Lift to Acne Scars to Resistant Acne, Dr. Zaks takes the extra time that makes the difference for his patients.


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