Laser Vein Treatment

by | Feb 28, 2019

Spider Vein Treatment

This common medical condition happens when valves in your veins become weak or damaged, causing blood to pool just under the skin. The smaller, discoloured vessels are easily visible through the skin. Many factors can cause or increase your chances of developing spider veins. They can be due to poor circulation, genetics, hormones, being overweight, sun damage and age.

Non-Surgical Laser Treatment to The Rescue

First things first, some larger, deeper, blue bulging vessels and varicose veins are not suitable to be treated with a laser and may require a treatment called Sclerotherapy. If your veins are less than 1 mm in diameter, you are the perfect candidate for laser treatment.

How Laser Treatment works on Spider Veins

The laser beam targets the blood by passing through the outer layer of skin, leaving it unharmed. The targeted vessel absorbs the energy delivered by the laser, and the heat causes the blood within the vessel to clot. Within the next two weeks, the treated veins and capillaries will slowly be reabsorbed by your body and disappear.

You will see a huge improvement with just one laser treatment; but depending on how your body responds and how many vessels need to be treated, you may need more than one treatment.

Common Thoughts about Spider Veins

The spider veins on my legs aren’t painful, so why get treatment?

This is partly true, most people with spider veins on their legs do not suffer from pain. However, people have seen an improvement with their legs feeling heavy, crampy, itchy or restless after laser treatment

The veins will just come back after laser treatment

False. Within the next two weeks, the treated veins and capillaries will slowly be reabsorbed by your body and disappear.

Can’t I just hide my veins?

Most people are self-conscious of their spider veins. Not getting them treated prevents people from enjoying outdoor activities and wearing what you want to wear (skirts, shorts, dresses). If they are on the face, most feel the need to cover them up with lots of foundation.  Laser treatment is a far better solution than living a life covering up and not enjoying activities that require your legs to show. Plus, the appearance of varicose veins often become more visible over time. Deal with them now.

But…. there is good news! We can EASILY prevent most of this skin damage with just an extra 10 seconds per day.  Every morning, UNDER your makeup, apply a mineral sunscreen (preferably at least SPF 30). This will physically reflect away the UV radiation, without adding chemicals into our systems. There are several great options on the market, which are completely natural minerals, super-fast to apply, won’t clog pores and are light weight and sheer, so they won’t leave a white residue.

Different areas of your skin may require different treatments. While non-medical laser treatments for varicose veins has proven effective, you may opt to try Morpheus8 microneedling for neck and frown lines, or IPL Photofacials for sun damage to your skin. Of course the common nuisance of unwanted hair growth, is an easy and effective laser hair removal treatment. Contact us to learn which treatment may be best for you.



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