Address Visible Vessels in Edina, Plymouth, and Minneapolis
As laser specialists, our team has considerable experience in reducing facial redness, including coloration due to the appearance of small blood vessels. These small, web-like vessels may be part of a more general problem of flushing and blushing, or they may simply stand out on their own on the cheeks, nose, or elsewhere. Known as telangiectasia, they have a more common name: spider veins. The Minneapolis area’s Zel Skin & Laser Specialists offers treatments designed specifically to address spider veins, leading to clearer skin.
Each member of our dermatologist-led team is trained and experienced in working with patients as individuals. There is no “one size fits all” approach to cosmetic dermatology—even for particular conditions, like spider veins. We will tailor the treatment to your skin and goals in an effort to get the best results possible.
What Are Spider Veins?
Veins are responsible for moving blood throughout the body. Most are not visible, but thin, branching lines can appear just below the surface of the skin. These spider veins get their name from their appearance, as they often resemble intricate webbing or many-legged creatures.
There are many factors that can cause telangiectasia to develop, including medical conditions such as rosacea or varicose veins, ultraviolet radiation from sun or tanning bed exposure, aging-related changes to skin and tissues, genetics, and pregnancy. Any of these elements can cause the tiny veins to weaken, dilate, or both, making them more visible. They may be red, blue, or purple, standing out as darker lines against lightercolored skin.
Spider veins are not vital parts of a healthy circulatory system, so they can be addressed without concern of disrupting necessary blood flow.
What Spider Vein Treatments Are Available?
One option for treating spider veins—considered the “gold standard”—is sclerotherapy. This strategy involves injecting a specific chemical, known as a “sclerosing agent,” directly into the unwanted veins. The chemical irritates the vessel, causing it to close off from the rest of the system and eventually wither and collapse.
Laser treatments can accomplish much the same effect by using light to heat the red-pigmented cells in the vessel. Once the targeted veins get hot enough, they seal off and collapse.
The treated telangiectasia will gradually be absorbed by the body.
What to Expect from a Spider Vein Treatment
The duration and other specifics of spider vein treatments depend on which approach is being used, as well as other factors unique to each patient. Since sclerotherapy involves injections, patients will experience some slight “pinching” sensations common to treatments that involve needles. Lasers can feel like rubber bands snapping against the skin. In either case, the minimal discomfort is typically well tolerated and brief.
The treated area may be red and sensitive for a short time after a session, but such side effects should resolve on their own, followed by the gradual fading of the spider vein as it collapses and is absorbed.
Dr. Brian Zelickson leads Zel Skin & Laser Specialists, guiding the practice that stands out for its abundance of lasers and their experienced application in Minnesota. The entire team is well versed in the numerous options available, working to deliver the ideal treatment for every condition.Dermatologist
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Brian brings a unique combination of medical science, clinical expertise, integrity and compassion to his patients. He provides the latest technology available in the field of dermatology but with a personalized touch for each patient. He is highly respected by his colleagues throughout the country for his expertise and sincerity.
Everyone I have met at Zel is amazing!
It is rare to find a dermatologist who is as knowledgeable about the many facets of clinical and cosmetic dermatology as Dr. Zelickson. Because of his knowledge and honesty, doctors worldwide know they can depend on his assessment of new therapies, procedures and medical devices. This, in turn, has made him a much sought–after speaker for the plethora of professional medical society meetings and engagements that we have throughout the year. I am honored to know Dr. Zelickson and consider him a friend to the profession.
Dr. Brian Zelickson was one of our initial Thermage investigators and helped us understand the mechanisms of non–invasive skin tightening. He is a renowned expert on how collagen can affect skin tightening and wrinkle reduction.
Dr. Brian Zelickson is one of this country’s leading laser experts. Not only is he unparalleled as a laser surgeon, it is not an exaggeration to state that his superb research helps determine the future of dermatologic laser surgery.
Dr. Zelickson is a highly regarded skin/light expert in our industry. When Candela looks for both medical and scientific advice for new laser applications, we often turn to him for his counsel. The input he provides us always starts with patient safety and satisfaction. We feel fortunate to be able to tap into Brian as an independent resource. The patients who are treated with Candela devices are often the beneficiaries of Brian’s input to us.
Most patients prefer seeing a doctor who is known for a particular specialty or procedure, but all patients want to see the doctor who invented the procedure or therapy. Dr. Brian Zelickson is one of the most respected physicians in the field of cosmetic dermatology and aesthetic medicine. He has lectured around the world and is one of the most sought–after speakers for all major meetings in dermatology.
I would rate Dr. Zelickson's clinic 10 stars!
We have felt honored to have Dr. Brian Zelickson, a world–renowned dermatologist who is distinguished as a high–quality care physician, serving as the investigator evaluating Syneron non–invasive skin tightening technology
I trained with Dr. Zelickson at Mayo Clinic, and I found him to be a very bright and creative dermatologist and scientist. Later, he was our best advisor when we set up our clinic in the Basque Country in Spain. I call him the ‘paparazzi of dermatology.’ His contribution to our speciality is probably among the best of this century.
Tuve la suerte de conocer al Dr. Brian Zelickson en Minneapolis hace muchos anos y desde entonces acudo regularmente a compartir sus conocimientos. Es un científico honrado, brillante, creativo e innovador. Nunca deja de sorprenderte agradablemente.
Dr. Zelickson is a very well–respected dermatologist, not only in the U.S., but also in Europe. He is famous for being the author of relevant dermatological studies published in many prestigious medical journals and for the improvements he’s made on minimally invasive cosmetic procedures that are being used by dermatologists all over the world.
Our view from Europe of Dr. Brian Zelickson is that he is one of the leading four or five U.S. laser dermatologists. His research contributions, his superb lectures and his expert knowledge of laser skin surgery make him a valued friend, colleague and guest.
Dr. Brian Zelickson is one of the world’s leaders in cutaneous laser surgery. He has performed groundbreaking research over the past decade, advancing the field as well as expertly providing the most up–to–date laser treatments for his patients.
Brian Zelickson is a world–renowned laser expert who helps develop the lasers and treatment parameters used by the rest of the world. He is where others turn to learn the latest techniques in laser surgery. If you want the best treatment available, delivering the best results in the safest environment available, there is no need to look anywhere else.
I have met many laser experts in my 20 years of teaching, lecturing and running a busy practice. There is no one who I respect more than Brian. If I have a clinical question or research idea, Brian is one of the few individuals I call, as I know I can count on his intellect, integrity and common sense.
Dr. Zelickson is one of America’s most knowledgeable laser experts. He has done pioneering work with many of the laser and light–based technologies developed in the world over the last 10 years. He is a giant in the field.
Dr. Zelickson is one of the world’s leaders in the field of lasers for the treatment of the skin. His many years experience in treating thousands of patients with lasers and other medical devices makes him one of the most sought–after doctors in this field. Innovation and caring are his trademarks.