Spider Veins are very the small, thin veins caused by a dilation of the small blood vessels that merge with the veins under the skin. This happens when the pressure inside the vein increases enough to overcome normal resistance of the vein wall.
Reticular Veins are the small, blue or purplish-colored veins that carry blood to the skin venules and are slightly larger. These veins have thin walls and dilate with excessive pressure.
The Syneron Candela GentleYAG Laser is an extremely safe and effective treatment for Spider and Reticular veins on the body. The laser creates a beam of high intensity light that penetrates deeply into the skin delivering a controlled amount of targeted therapeutic heat that damages the walls of the veins. The body then begins the healing process. The treated veins begin to shrink and become less visible or disappear.