Spider Veins Specialist

Campbell Station Primary Care and Aesthetics

Aesthetics & Family Medicine located in Knoxville, TN

Spider veins may be small, but they can cause big misery when it comes to your appearance. Whether your spider veins are on your face or your legs, Nurse practitioner Robert Martin, APN at Campbell Station Primary Care and Aesthetics in Knoxville, Tennessee can help. With the Cutera® XEO® LimeLight IPL and Nd YAG handpieces, Robert can reduce and even remove spider veins and other vascular lesions with no downtime. Book your appointment using the online tool or by phone now.

Spider Veins

What are spider veins?

Spider veins are tiny blood vessels that make thin lines, similar to a spider's legs, on your skin. This type of vein develops when the blood vessels just below your skin's surface get dilated.

Spider veins are blue, red, or purple. The most common areas for spider veins are your face and your legs. Although spider veins don't usually cause pain or other physical symptoms, they're often very distressing aesthetically.

What causes spider veins?

The cause of spider veins isn't certain, but heredity may play a role. Additionally, your lifestyle may contribute. If you stand for extended periods as part of your work, you may be vulnerable to spider veins.

How are spider veins treated?

At Campbell Station Primary Care and Aesthetics, Robert uses two different state-of-the-art treatments for spider vein removal: Cutera XEO LimeLight IPL and Cutera Nd YAG.

Cutera XEO LimeLight IPL

Cutera XEO LimeLight IPL treatment is a gentle but powerful pulsed-light treatment for spider veins on your face. It can reduce or remove spider veins on your nose, cheeks, chin, and even in hard-to-reach or very delicate areas on your face.

Robert customizes the Cutera XEO LimeLight IPL treatment for your skin type and color, which allows him to deliver the optimal amount of light into your spider veins. The light turns into heat as it moves into the vein walls, triggering your vein to seal closed. With no new blood supply, your vein fades and the body resorbs it.

Cutera Nd YAG

The Cutera Nd YAG laser effectively treats spider veins in your legs. Robert targets individual spider veins with the laser, sending light within your veins. As with LimeLight treatment, the light energy aggravates the vein walls and prompts microclotting. Your spider veins then seal off and fade away.

You'll generally notice your spider veins fading after several weeks. If you've got many spider veins, or if you have several treatment areas, you may need a series of treatments. Your treatments at Campbell Station Primary Care and Aesthetics are usually around four weeks apart.

Say goodbye to your spider veins now. Use online booking or call the Campbell Station Primary Care and Aesthetics office to schedule your appointment today.