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Spider Vein Removal

Why we love Spider Vein Removal

Spider veins can be unsightly, but luckily there are ways to keep them at bay! Introducing Sharplight technology, here to help rid your body of spider veins.

Who is suitable for Spider Vein Removal

Skin type 1-4. Consultation needed prior to full treatments.

How does Spider Vein Removal works

SharpLight’s treatment of vascular lesions uses a dual-technology platform. For smaller and more superficial blood vessels, Dynamic Pulse Control (DPC) technology is used, while for deeper lesions, the long-pulsed Nd:Yag 1064 laser is preferred.

Your aesthetic practitioner might also tailor a treatment that uses both technologies. Used separately or in combination, they effectively remove unwanted lesions and leave your skin looking clearer and smoother than ever before.

While each technology is different, their common denominator is that they treat using light energy. The light targets the hemoglobin chromophores (red proteins responsible for transporting oxygen in the blood) in the lesion.

The light energy turns into heat, and when the hemoglobin is warmed up it clogs the vessel. As a result, the vessel shrinks and is cleared away by the body’s natural metabolic systems.


Both in-person and virtual consultations are available.


Spider Vein Removal

Package pricing available at the clinic.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Discontinue Accutane 6 months prior to treatment
  • Discontinue use of Retinoic Acid products 2 weeks prior to treatment
  • Avoid sun exposure, or the use of tanning beds for four to eight weeks (dependent on the skin type of Patient), and self-tanners for at least four weeks, prior and/or in between Long Pulse ND:YAG spider vein treatments
  • Report all skin diseases, viruses, infections, cold sores, eczema, or allergies to treating Practitioner
  • Do not exfoliate, use glycolic acid, benzoyl peroxide or any other skin irritants one week prior to spider vein treatments.
  • Avoid Microdermabrasion, or peels for two weeks prior to treatment
  • If the skin is red, irritated, or sunburned, the spider vein treatment must be rescheduled
  • Report all medication taken within two weeks of the treatment
  • Discontinue using bleaching creams for 2 weeks prior to treatment and perfumed products (e.g. Aromathera-py oils/Essential oils) for 48 hours before treatment
  • Do not use sun blocking creams within 12 hours of scheduled treatments. Consider wearing protective clothing, cotton gloves for driving, or a hat to protect facial areas when treating the face or hands
  • Avoid swimming in strong chlorinated water immediately before a spider vein treatment session.
  • Avoid drinking alcohol 24 hours prior to spider vein treatment
  • For larger lesions it is recommended not to fly during the next 5 days post treatment
  • Do not drive more than 4hrs in a row immediately post leg vein treatment
  • Avoid direct sunlight, tanning beds, or self-tanners during the treatment period.  Apply Sun Protective Cream of SPF 50+, 15 minutes prior to sun exposure, and 15 minutes afterwards. Keep reapplying as needed throughout the day. Consider using a hat to protect facial areas that are being treated and/or comfortable pants/clothing post spider vein leg treatments
  • If there are scabs/crusting, or blisters, make-up should not be used for 3-4 days
  • Avoid touching, rubbing, peeling, or picking of the skin in the treatment area, as this may cause hyper/hypopigmentation, scarring or infection.
  • Gently apply pure aloe vera gel or a soothing ointment to the treated area, twice daily until healed and dry
  • A “cold pack” may be placed over the treated area to reduce swelling and/or discomfort for the first 2-3 days. Discomfort is usually minimal, but pain medication can also be taken for pain and swelling if required
  • For 1 week post treatment, avoid: hot baths, showers, hot tubs, and saunas. When showering and washing, gently pat dry and do not rub.
  • Avoid strenuous exercise for 24-48 hours following clinical treatment.
  • Avoid swimming in strong chlorinated water 24 hours after a spider vein reduction session.

Treatment with each technology feels different, but neither is painful. The DPC handpiece emits light pulses, and some patients experience a slight and momentary stinging sensation. The laser pulses are more pronounced and a cooling pad is used to numb the skin.

The typical regimen is up to 6 treatments on each lesion, depending on the area size being treated. They should be spaced 4 weeks apart for optimal results, this is due to the natural healing that will occur between treatments.

Treatment time depends on the area treated. The average treatment takes approximately half an hour.

There is no downtime and following treatment you can immediately return to most of your daily activities.