Spider veins are a common condition where small, damaged veins tend to appear on the surface of the face or legs. Not to be confused with varicose veins (large, raised, swollen blood vessels that twist and turn), spider veins appear as painless red, blue, or purple webs/clusters of thin, squiggly lines that you may notice when you are looking in the mirror.
Although spider veins pose no harm or threat to your health, it is not uncommon for this pesky condition to deal an enormous blow to one’s self-esteem, self image and confidence. Thankfully, there is a simple and effective solution that we will look into in today’s article. If you’re on the hunt for more information about spider veins, treatment options and everything in-between, you’ve come to the right place.
What Causes Spider Veins?
One of the most common questions we are asked by clients is what exactly causes spider veins. Without getting into too much technical jargon, spider veins occur when the small valves inside your veins have trouble pushing blood to your heart. This causes blood to pool inside the vein, thus creating discolouration which can be visible through the skin.
The two most common places you may notice spider veins are in the face and in the legs. Although spider veins are in most cases no cause for concern, they may in some rare instances cause light soreness and aching. If this is something you are experiencing, it is vital that you consult with your local GP as soon as possible.
How Do I Get Rid Of Spider Veins?
If you search the internet, you’ll probably come across 100 home remedies or old wives tales that claim to get rid of spider veins. Unfortunately, chances of these remedies working are close to none, but don’t give up just yet. Thankfully, facial spider veins are now quickly and easily treatable at Victorian Cosmetic Dermal Clinics.
Our spider vein removal treatment (Photo Rejuvenation) has zero downtime and is suitable for both spider veins and broken capillaries with visible instant results. Our highly trained and experienced therapists use the gold standard Candela Gentlemax Pro laser to remove your unwanted facial veins within seconds.
How Does Laser Vein Removal Work?
Our vascular laser consists of laser light that is absorbed into the blood that flows through targeted vessels. The pigmented treatment area incorporates and converts light into heat energy, resulting in the increase of blood temperature. This increase in temperature thickens the blood inside the facial vein, causing it to collapse and seal up. Advanced laser technology allows our professional staff to deliver a precise dosage of energy to each vein with minimal risk on the skin.
The entire procedure is straightforward and usually takes less than an hour per session with little to zero downtime, making it ideal for a quick lunch break treatment. Immediately after treatment, facial veins will disappear. In the subsequent weeks, your body will slowly reabsorb the facial vein vessel, a similar process to a bruise healing.
Is Spider Vein Removal Painful?
Absolutely not. During your facial vein removal treatment you will simply feel a slight prickling and cooling sensation caused by the cold air built into the hand piece of our Candela GentleMax Pro.
Do Spider Veins Come Back After Laser Treatment?
During your facial vein removal treatment, the vein is effectively shut down immediately. To see the full result, you will need to wait until any discolouration and swelling has subsided. Depending on the size of the vein treated, you may be able to see the full result within just a few days after treatment (this may take up to a few weeks, depending on individual circumstances).
Some patients may require more than one facial vein removal treatment to eliminate all their facial spider veins. For permanent results, we recommend between 3 to 6 treatments every 4 weeks.
Is Spider Vein Treatment Safe?
VC Dermal Clinics uses the FDA approved GentleMax Pro, which is the latest in laser technology. It is proven effective based on the results from thousands of treatments performed over many years . This machine is a product of Syneron Candela, a leader in laser treatment systems.
Spider Vein Treatment Side Effects
Thankfully, laser treatment for spider veins is a noninvasive and relatively painless procedure, and side effects are uncommon. At most, you may feel slightly tender for a few days after your treatment. To get the best possible result it is important to avoid using harsh skin cleansers and to use sunscreen with a minimum of SPF30+.
Some patients experience redness and bruising at the treatment site, which clears up within a few days. Always remember to avoid rubbing, scratching or picking at your skin.
At VC Dermal Clinics, we strive to make all our patients look and feel their best. We can assist in removing unwanted spider veins with safe and effective laser therapy that you can count on. Find out how we can help you by booking a consultation with one of our highly trained therapists today. We look forward to meeting you and transforming your skin for the better.