Spider Vein Removal Specialist

Nostalgia Family Medicine

Brandon S. Fletcher, MD

Family Medicine & Wellness Center located in Longwood, FL and Lake Mary, FL

As common as they may be, spider veins can certainly make you feel uncomfortable and self-conscious about your appearance. But with the breakthrough technology behind the Cynosure® Icon™ laser system, you can get an effective spider vein treatment with board-certified physician Brandon Fletcher, MD, of Nostalgia Family Medicine. Dr. Fletcher offers in-office Icon spider vein treatments in Longwood and Lake Mary, Florida. All you have to do to get rid of your spider veins is to start by booking a consultation online or over the phone.

Spider Vein Removal Q & A

Why do I have spider veins?

Spider veins develop gradually over time because of increased pressure on your veins. Although spider veins can occur anywhere on your body, they most commonly develop on weight-bearing areas (like your lower legs). These unsightly veins form because of:

  • Weight gain
  • Older age
  • Family history of spider veins
  • Working on your feet all day

Though not typically a serious medical concern, spider veins are known for being associated with leg swelling and leg fatigue. Fortunately, you have options for resolving spider veins without going through surgery.

What is the treatment for spider veins?

With the innovative laser technology behind the Icon platform, Dr. Fletcher can treat stubborn spider veins and restore your beautiful, healthy skin. During Icon spider vein treatments, the laser light heats up and constricts targeted blood vessels. As the treated vessels collapse, blood starts circulating to nearby healthier cells.

Over time, treated blood vessels, which are no longer in use, start to fade away. Laser spider vein treatments with Icon are entirely noninvasive and performed right in the office at Nostalgia Family Medicine.

Is spider vein treatment painful?

Since laser spider vein treatments don’t involve needles or injections, patients typically tolerate them quite well. The sensations you experience during laser spider vein treatments just depend on the treatment area and your personal pain tolerance.

It’s common to feel like tiny rubber bands are snapping at your skin, but not severe pain. To ensure your spider vein treatment is as comfortable as possible, Dr. Fletcher sometimes recommends applying a topical numbing cream about 20 minutes before your scheduled visit.  

How many spider vein treatments do I need?

It depends on the severity of your spider veins and how well your veins respond to the Icon laser. You may notice a dramatic improvement right away, with continuing benefits over the following weeks.

For more stubborn spider veins, Dr. Fletcher could recommend as many as four Icon laser spider vein treatments. But when you visit Nostalgia Family Medicine for your consultation, he can let you know how many treatments you’re likely going to need.

Schedule your laser spider vein treatment at Nostalgia Family Medicine and get rid of unsightly veins right away. Request your visit online, or call the office directly.

Individual results may vary.