Spider Veins (Telangiectasia)admin
Spider veins are a cluster of dilated veins that appear close to the surface of the skin and look like spider webs or tree branches. They are usually red, bluish red or blue in colour . They are most common on the legs and face. Spider veins are smaller than varicose veins, but they are sometimes found together. Varicose veins are swollen veins that are filled with pooled blood.Often, these abnormal veins cause no symptoms, but they can sometimes trigger swelling, throbbingand restless legs. In some cases, they may become painful or cause skin sores or blood clots.
Treatments for spider veins are generally safe and effective. Spider vein and broken capillaries can be erased quickly and comfortably by IPL and Nd: Yag laser. The laser or intense pulse light energy targets the haemoglobin in red blood cells, vaporising the blood, instantly collapsing and destroying the unwanted vein. Over the course of a few weeks,body simply dissolves any remaining fragments of the destroyed veins, resulting in beautiful, vein-free skin.
How it Works
Visible spider veins and broken capillaries can be targeted easily and completely eliminated with only 2-3 laser treatments. Occasionally, facial veins may turn slightly purple or brown for a few days before completely disappearing. In the case of larger, more prominent spider veins, a tiny indentation may appear where the vein collapsed, though this is rare. With time, skin usually fills in this indentation with beautiful new tissue. Some more complex and multi-layered facial vascular conditions, (such as rosacea and matted broken capillaries), are also significantly improved with one spider vein treatment. However, more complex broken capillaries and spider veins often require 4-6 follow-up treatments in order to dramatically reduce or completely eliminate them.
With IPL or laser treatment, leg veins often completely disappear after 2-4 sessions, but usually leave a residual reddish shadow that typically requires 8-12 weeks to completely resolve. In addition, a temporary “cat scratch” swelling may appear and persist for 4-5 days. In some cases, this area may become crusted and flake off. In the case of larger, blue leg veins, some bruising may occur and occasionally, after a few days, scabs may appear at the surface – much like the healing of any deeper scratch or cut. These scabs will simply crust off, revealing beautiful new vein-free skin underneath. In the case of smaller spider veins and broken capillaries, the healing is much less visible.