Laser Vein Removal in Toronto

At Kingsway Dermatology & Cosmetic Centre, we’re dedicated to providing you with treatments that will help you look and feel like your best self. Our experienced physicians and highly qualified staff members offer medical and cosmetic dermatology treatments that will ensure effective, natural-looking results.

Spider veins can be unsightly and make you feel self-conscious. If you’re unhappy with the way your body looks due to spider veins, we have treatment options to remove them and help you love your skin.

Doctors Marnie Fisher and Elena Poulos of Kingsway Dermatology

What Are Spider Veins?

Spider veins are visible red, blue, or purple leg veins that form when the veins become dilated and join together just below the skin’s surface; they may be single veins that are barely noticeable, or they can spread out in a web-like pattern under larger areas of the skin. They are commonly found in the face and legs but can also appear on the torso or chest. On the face, spider veins are also known as broken capillaries or telangiectasia.

Unfortunately, spider veins cannot be prevented, and genetics plays a heavy role in their appearance. Strategies to help reduce your risk of spider veins include maintaining a healthy weight and wearing compression stockings when exercising if you have a family history of spider veins.

Patient receiving spider vein removal at Kingsway Dermatology in Toronto

Spider Vein Treatment Options at Kingsway

At Kingsway Dermatology, we offer two methods of laser spider vein removal, along with sclerotherapy.

  • – excel V+ for Spider Vein Removal: excel V+ is an award-winning laser with the ideal wavelength to target spider veins, and its broad set of capabilities allows it to address a wide range of superficial to deep vascular concerns. During treatment, the visible blood vessel absorbs the heat from the laser, causing it to shrink and fade from view.
  • – IPL/BBL Laser Spider Vein Removal: Our Palomar Icon IPL (intense pulsed light) laser and Sciton® BBL (broadband light) laser use wavelengths of broad-spectrum light to target vessels in the skin, using heat to destroy the spider veins while leaving the surrounding tissue unaffected. The veins are then absorbed back into the body naturally.
  • – Sclerotherapy: Sclerotherapy is an injectable treatment for spider veins in the legs, where our dermatologists will inject the vein with a solution to irritate the vessel and cause it to fade over a 4-to-6-week period.

Patient testimonials

Kathryn EckertKathryn Eckert
01:17 06 Apr 23
Fantastic clinic. The clinic itself is clean (massively important) and up-to-date. Dr. P has been my dermatologist for well over a decade. Yes, she’s busy but she is an incredible dermatologist. Reception staff is so kind and accommodating. I really appreciate their brand of customer service. Katie is my go-to laser and skincare specialist. She is knowledgeable, so personable, are makes me feel comfortable in every treatment. My Rosacea and I thank her!
Michele ChristlMichele Christl
20:35 22 Mar 23
I owe a debt of gratitude to Dr. Fisher for removing a melanoma that lead to life-saving treatment. I am forever grateful. And since then, I have continued to take care of my skin through their Cosmetic Centre. The staff is so professional, enthusiastic and patient. From understanding my skin issues, to educating me on various treatment options including the latest technologies available. i am really pleased with my treatment plan and how my skin is improving. I encourage anyone who is looking to improve their skin; to go to Kingsway Dermatology.
Stephanie SlobodnikStephanie Slobodnik
15:52 02 Mar 23
I have had multiple, extremely positive experiences at Kingsway Dermatology. The staff is very professional, helpful and kind. Katie is wonderful and very knowledgeable with regards to the Halo and IPL - treatments I have had with fantastic results - highly recommend! The staff goes out of their way to explain everything in detail and to ensure that you are comfortable. Lovely offices as well!
Beth MachirBeth Machir
02:25 26 Nov 22
Dr. Fisher has been my dermatologist since I had cancer 12 years ago. What knowledge and what kindness! She explains everything in details, using at times analogies and drawings to educate patients. This is going beyond the call of duty to help patients understand their conditions. She is a great professor with considerable expertise in her field. I highly recommend her as a dermatologist and as a human being.
Paula KastonPaula Kaston
14:31 17 Nov 22
The Kingsway Dermatology team are excellent and very professional. I have been going here for some years now to address all of my skin care issues. I am especially pleased with the results from Halo treatments with Katie. All the staff and both medical and cosmetic are exceptional. Highly recommended.
Kaitlyn SchullerKaitlyn Schuller
19:08 13 Oct 22
My experience at Kingsway has been nothing but short of amazing. The clinic itself is extremely clean and all the staff members are very professional and helpful. Emily has been treating my skin since April. I always look forward to seeing her as she is very knowledgeable, kind and gentle with my treatments. She always ensures that I am comfortable and always checks to see if I am happy with my current results. I feel so confident coming here that my skin goals will be achieved with the understanding and caring that Emily always provides!
Jessica KainthJessica Kainth
13:33 17 Aug 22
I went in to Kingsway Dermatology for a consultation and I was so happy with the appointment. Nadia was my consultant and she was so helpful and positive. She answered all my questions before I even asked them and she really listened to all my concerns. I felt like she really just got it. Probably one of the best consultations I've had. I really recommend talking to her for your consultation.The clinic is very clean and the staff was very friendly. The location is very easy to get to. There's also paid parking above ground and underground.
Susannah MargisonSusannah Margison
02:04 24 Jun 22
I cannot say enough good things about Kingsway Dermatology and Dr Ruppel. The results I get from my treatments with Dr R are second-to-none and she always has a way of making me feel incredibly at ease and comfortable. She’s a wonderful clinician and has an absolutely lovely bedside manner. She will go the extra mile to make sure you don’t feel rushed, that you feel welcome and that you’re more than just a number. I would recommend her twenty times over and I’m just thrilled that I found such a caring knowledgeable dermatologist. The clinic staff are also lovely, friendly and welcoming. Highly, highly recommend.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which Spider Vein Treatment is Right for Me?

When you come to Kingsway for your comprehensive spider vein removal consultation, our experts will sit down with you and review your skin concerns and goals. Once we determine the treatment that will help you achieve the results you’re hoping for, we’ll give you a better idea of what to expect, including the cost, number of sessions, and recovery time for whichever treatment is best for you.

Does Spider Vein Removal Hurt?

During laser spider vein removal, you may experience slight pain or discomfort, as with any of our other laser treatments. You may feel a slight burning or stinging sensation, but it only lasts for the duration of your laser treatment. For sclerotherapy, most patients do not experience any pain beside a slight pinch from the injection.

Is There Downtime for Spider Vein Removal?

After both therapies, patients generally return to daily activities immediately. You may initially experience some irritation, swelling, or bruising in the treatment areas after both sclerotherapy and laser vein removal treatments. Compression stockings may help to reduce pain and help the healing process.

How Many Treatments Will I Need?

Reducing the appearance of spider veins with laser treatment can take a few sessions depending on the area that is covered, and the number of vessels being treated. For sclerotherapy, the number of sessions will depend on the number of veins being treated.

Is the Treatment Permanent?

In most cases, treatment from both sclerotherapy and laser spider vein removal are permanent. However, it’s still possible for new spider veins to develop at any time, so it may be a good idea to keep wearing compression stockings and make sure you’re staying active!

Woman sitting down with smooth legs

Vein Removal in Toronto

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