The ideal spider vein removal treatment depends on the area, severity, and size. The licensed providers at Delta Laser & Skin Care Centre perform a medical evaluation and patient consultation to help them determine the best solution to this problem. Before we delve into the different spider vein removal treatments, it is important to understand what causes these small clusters of red or purple veins to appear on the face and legs that may cover a small or large area of the skin.
A backup of blood causes the vessels to dilate, leading to spider veins. Studies have also linked them to sun exposure, hormonal changes, heredity, use of birth control pills, obesity, injuries, and conditions that cause increased pressure.With the proliferation of different treatments for spider veins, IPL photorejuvenation therapy and sclerotherapy remain the gold standards due to their science-backed benefits, safety, and predictability.
IPL Photorejuvenation Therapy
The treatment involves the application of a photosensitive drug to the skin before a device that emits intense pulsed light (IPL) is used to allow the medication to penetrate below the skin surface. IPL causes the veins to collapse, shrink, and gradually disappear. Depending on the treatment site, spider vein removal via IPL can take anywhere from minutes to one and a half hours.
The treatment works best to treat the legs and ankles. Treatment involves injecting a solution into the veins, causing their walls to collapse and the blood to reroute to healthy vessels. Sclerotherapy, which typically takes just minutes, does not entail an actual recovery. In fact, you can return to your daily routine right after the treatment.
To learn more about the benefits of IPL and sclerotherapy for spider vein removal, speak with the experts at Delta Laser & Skin Care Centre in Delta. Contact us today to schedule your initial consultation!