Spider veins get their name because they have an appearance that can remind you of a spider web as the lines branch out in various directions. Sometimes, they can make sharp and jagged turns, much like the legs of a spider. Due to the appearance issues they can cause, many people seek spider vein removal at our office.
Spider veins develop when the smaller veins that are near the surface become broken or enlarged and can be seen through the skin. They can vary in color and are usually red, purple or blue. The most common places of the body in which they develop are the face, legs and chest.
Spider veins do not create any physical discomforts, except in rare situations. Instead, the impact they have on a person is of an aesthetic nature. This is enough to hurt the person’s self-confidence, in many cases.
If you have spider veins and don’t feel as good about yourself as a result, or if you simply don’t like them, you should talk with our specialist about methods by which they can be removed. There are multiple spider vein removal methods available at our office that are both safe and effective. These treatments can typically be done in the comfort of our office and do not require a visit to the hospital or an overnight stay. Rather, you can get back to your regular routine right after the treatment is done.
Sclerotherapy is a widely-used method for getting rid of spider veins. It is reliable and safe, with minimal side effects. The treatment is done when a solution is injected into the veins that are to be removed. The solution irritates the inside walls of the veins. This causes them to stick together and the blood inside them to thicken. As a result, the veins will close off and be safely destroyed. What remains is a type of scar tissue that will be eliminated by the body during the weeks to follow.
After you have sclerotherapy, you can return to an active life right away. In fact, walking is encouraged for optimal results. Side effects from the therapy are usually minimal. This is an extremely convenient treatment for people with busy schedules and lifestyles.
IPL photorejuvenation therapy is a good alternative to sclerotherapy. It is done when light energy is focused onto the targeted veins from outside the skin. Today’s technology allows practitioners to direct the energy to the vessels without disturbing the surrounding tissue. As a result, this type of spider vein removal treatment has become very popular in recent years.
The likelihood of developing spider veins increases with age. Therefore, many individuals see them as a sign of aging. If you want to look younger or you simply want to improve your appearance, you should ask our team at Delta Laser and Skin Care Centre about more detail regarding spider vein removal treatment methods. Contact us today to book an appointment at our office in Delta or Burnaby!