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. At Delta Laser and Skin Care Centre, we offer multiple treatment options to safely and effectively remove these unappealing veins without surgery or downtime.
Located in Delta, British Columbia, Delta Laser and Skin Care Centre is led by Dr. Marcia Fleming and registered nurse Jennifer Sutherland. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and find out how our medical team can remove your spider veins using gentle and comfortable methods.
What Causes Spider Veins?
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
- Certain medical conditions
- Excessive smoking or drinking
How are Spider Veins Treated?
At Delta Laser and Skin Care Centre, we have multiple treatments available for the safe and effective treatment of spider veins. Our IPL photorejuvenation for spider vein removal treatments utilize safe, clinically-proven light energy to gently heat affected veins and close them, rerouting the blood supply and permanently sealing off the veins until they are eventually removed by the body during natural processes.
We also offer sclerotherapy, a comfortable and convenient alternative to vein removal surgery. Sclerotherapy involves multiple injections of a medicated solution into the affected veins, causing them to close. They then turn into scar tissue and are replaced by healthy tissue. Our sclerotherapy treatments are administered with your safety and comfort in mind, and while your body naturally removes your treated veins, we can advise you on ways to maintain good circulation and help prevent clotting, such as daily walks and compression stockings.
During your consultation with our medical team, we will listen to your concerns and develop a treatment plan that is best suited for your needs. Contact Delta Laser and Skin Care Centre today to schedule a consultation and regain confidence in your skin.