Spider Veins

About Spider Veins

Spider veins are small reddish and blue vessels that are easily visible through the skin. These are usually harmless (unlike varicose veins) but still unsightly as spider veins are usually seen on the legs and face. Whether it’s hereditary, or lifestyle-induce spider veins are something we commonly treat here at Envy Beauty Lab + Laser. Using the Candela GentleMax Pro Laser, we are able to eliminate Spider Veins on the legs and face, with minimal discomfort, zero downtimes and lasting results.


Spider Veins

Spider veins, the tiny red or purple clusters of veins commonly found on the face or legs, are one of the most common vascular conditions, but their presence in highly visible areas is not always ideal. Luckily, we can treat most spider veins- we offer laser treatments to safely and effectively remove these veins without surgery or downtime.

Spider veins are commonly a cosmetic concern and do not pose any health threats. You can be assured that we use only FDA-approved laser treatments for spider veins to deliver a safe, painless and effective experience. We use laser therapy treatments for spider veins at our clinic in Calgary, using the GentleMax Pro Laser from Candela.


Spider Vein Causes

Also known as telangiectasias, spider veins are named for the way they branch out across the skin like spider webs. These veins are typically not a cause for medical concern, but their cosmetically-unappealing presence causes thousands of men and women to get them removed every year. Spider veins can be caused by a variety of factors. Spider veins on the legs are primarily caused by gravity as the blood attempts to pump from the legs back up to the heart. On the face, spider veins can be caused by:

  • Sun exposure
  • Aging
  • Genetics
  • Trauma
  • Certain medical conditions
  • Excessive smoking or drinking


Complimentary Consultations Available

Our expert providers here at Envy Beauty Lab + Laser would be happy to meet with you for an in-person consultation. Simply fill out the form on this page, and one of our trusted staff members will reach out to you promptly to schedule your consultation.



What can I expect after the treatment?

Your spider veins may appear bruised or dark red following treatment. This discoloration will fade in a few weeks. Brown discoloration may take several months to fade. You’ll need to wait 4 to 6 weeks before the next treatment. Your body’s absorption of the veins continues for few weeks. Some spider veins may disappear immediately after a treatment.

Will I have a chance to try before the full treatment?

Yes. Your laser technician will test the laser on a small area. The technician will then assess your response to the treatment, and any side effects you might experience.

How does the laser treat spider veins?

The laser’s heat energy is attracted to small spider veins near the surface of the skin. When the vein absorbs the heat from the laser, the blood insider the vein coagulates. Eventually the vein closes and is naturally absorbed by the body.