Cynosure Elite IQ: Your Solution for Spider Veins
If you’re bothered by the appearance of visible spider veins on your legs, you’re not alone. Spider veins are a common cosmetic concern that are fortunately very easy to treat. Cynosure Elite IQ is a laser platform that can easily remove spider veins with quick treatment sessions at our El Campo, TX office. Here’s what to know about this solution to spider veins with the help of Dr. Melissa Erwin.
What are Spider Veins?
Spider veins are simply small, dilated blood vessels that can be seen on the surface of the skin. They are actually blood vessels that experience problems with circulation and no longer support blood flow as they should. They typically look like small blue, purple, or red spider webs and most commonly appear on the legs – although they can also appear on the face. Spider veins are sometimes the result of sitting or standing for long periods of time, year after year. However, they can also be genetic or caused by strain or hormonal changes.
How Does Spider Vein Treatment Work?
Laser therapy for veins is often the most effective method. These treatments typically work by targeting the pigment in the blood vessels with calculated wavelengths of light. The blood vessels absorb the energy and this process causes the blood vessels to close off. Blood flow is rerouted through healthy veins elsewhere and the body naturally metabolizes the spider veins, causing them to fade from the surface of the skin. Although this process may require more than one treatment session, it’s one of the most effective and reliable methods for getting rid of visible veins.
What are the Benefits of Cynosure Elite IQ?
There are plenty of benefits to choosing Cynosure Elite IQ over other vein therapies. In fact, it offers the best patient safety features including the world’s first melanin reader Skintel. This technology allows Dr. Erwin to identify the correct settings for treatment (including skin type and color) and more effectively customize your treatment. There’s minimal downtime involved, and you can return to your daily routine right away. Finally, unlike other vein therapies, there are no incisions or injections needed.
What Can I Expect After Cynosure Elite IQ Treatment?
It’s normal to experience some slight redness and swelling, but this typically subsides quickly. It’s recommended to wear compression stockings for about one week afterward and to elevate your legs following the treatment. To get the best results, you may require more than one treatment, but many patients prefer Cynosure Elite IQ because it doesn’t require downtime or surgery. Over the course of several weeks, you can begin to enjoy clearer skin and noticeable results.
Schedule an Appointment
Spider veins are easy to treat with our best technologies. To learn more about Cynosure Elite IQ, contact our office to schedule an appointment by calling (979) 612-2761.