After most women hit the age of 30 or 40, they may begin to notice small spider veins appearing on their legs. At first, they may be barely noticeable. A woman will have to look very closely at her skin in order to even see them. However, over time, they may become so noticeable that she feels embarrassed to wear shorts in public. The spider veins can become so severe and affect a woman’s self-esteem so much that she could become depressed and change her lifestyle because of the problem. When it gets to the point where they bother you, you should consider spider vein removal.
Spider veins are usually related to pregnancy and the hormone estrogen. They are most likely to occur in women who are between the ages of 30 and 50. Even though spider veins are completely harmless, they can make a woman’s legs look unattractive and make her feel bad about her appearance.
There are a variety of techniques that cosmetic physicians can use in order to treat spider veins. One of the most common treatments for spider vein removal is called sclerotherapy. The basic idea behind this treatment is that a medical professional will inject a solution into the spider veins. The solution causes the spider veins to scar, collapse and die. Most any vein that is close to the surface of the skin can receive this kind of treatment. It usually takes at least a couple of weeks for you to see results. Also, after treatment, we will probably recommend that you wear compression stockings for at least two or three weeks.
Another popular option for spider vein removal is IPL photorejuvenation, in which light energy is used to safely remove the veins, with blood flow being redirected to other veins.
These are medical procedures. However, they are not that invasive and do not require much downtime. You will not need to use general anesthesia during the treatment. It can be performed in our office. Several veins can be treated during just one session. Depending on how much area needs to be treated, you may need to come to our office multiple times.
Many women are interested in spider vein removal when they get to the point where they feel too embarrassed to show their legs in public. When a person is unsatisfied with their appearance, it can negatively affect the rest of their life. They may decline invitations to enjoy summer activities with friends because they don’t want to show their legs. You don’t have to live with your spider veins forever. Make an appointment at Delta Laser and Skin Care Centre in Delta to learn more about our treatment options. Contact us today to request a consultation.