Don't Be Afraid of Spider Vein Removal: What To Expect From Your Appointment
When you look in the mirror, do you fear you'll have to settle for your skin's current state? Various methods can heal wounds and smooth out imperfections, including LED light therapy. If you also struggle with spider veins, specific spider vein removal treatments are available.
What Are Spider Veins?
Spider veins are also known as thread veins or telangiectasia. They are clusters of damaged blood vessels in the skin and may appear blue, purple or red. The veins are often bulging or branching out from one location. The branches of thread veins give them the name spider veins.
Most patients who have spider veins do not have any other symptoms or complications due to the veins. Generally, most people complain about their appearance rather than any other health effects. In some cases, the veins may be painful. Fortunately, spider vein removal is safe and common for those who do not like the sight of their spider veins.
What To Expect From Spider Vein Removal
Laser treatment uses a focused beam of light to destroy the veins. The laser warms the vessel without causing skin damage; over time, the body reabsorbs the treated vein.
Before you receive treatment, the practitioner has to perform a physical exam. Most people struggle with spider veins in their legs. However, the physical exam will be conducted wherever you have your varicose or spider veins. Different procedures may be necessary based on size, location and damage.
Excel V+ Skin Rejuvenation Treatment
The Excel V+ is the new noninvasive gold standard for vascular treatment. Excel V+ laser uses a high power green laser in order to target blood vessels and pigment with abnormalities. This allows the skin to return to a more natural colour and tone. Before the procedure begins, the practitioner may apply a cooling gel to the affected area. Next, he or she places the laser against the skin over the veins. In some instances, patients report discomfort during the process. It may feel like a rubber band snapping against the skin. However, cooling gels and ice can help make the procedure less painful and more comfortable.
Smaller veins typically disappear as soon as the treatment is over, whereas others may darken following the treatment. Darker, more prominent varicose veins can take up to three months to disappear. You could require three more treatments to eradicate more prominent spider veins. Your practitioner may recommend that you wear compression socks for a short time following the procedure.
Sclerotherapy is another standard treatment. Sclerotherapy involves injecting a solution into the vein. The injection is designed to diminish the appearance of your spider veins. During treatment, the practitioner will have you elevate your legs. The amount of injections you receive depends on how many veins you require treatment for.
Once you finish the treatment, the practitioner may ask you to walk. Walking can prevent you from developing a blood clot following the procedure. With sclerotherapy, you should see results in about three to six weeks.
Laser treatment for spider veins may be the preferred option if you have an aversion to needles or the medications used during sclerotherapy, or if the vessels that need treatment are too small to be injected.
Bring Your Skincare to the Next Level With Spider Vein Removal
Laser treatment can treat spider and varicose veins without anesthesia, and most people who undergo removal return to their normal activities by the following day. Learn more about the various skin and body treatments we provide. Contact us today to determine whether spider vein removal is for you or book your appointment by clicking here.