Spider veins, also known as telangiectasia, are small visible blood vessels on the skin. They can appear anywhere on the body, but the legs and face are some of the most common areas. They are often a red, blue, or purplish color and can form in the shape of webs or branches.
WHAT CAUSES SPIDER VEINS?
A variety of reasons cause spider veins, but they all have in common that the valves inside the veins are damaged and stop working properly. The main reason why they are caused is due to the bursting of the blood vessels. The bursting can be caused due to sun exposure or increased blood pressure.
Luckily, here at VIP Laser, we offer a few solutions to remove your spider veins.
HOW TO GET RID OF SPIDER VEINS
There are a few ways to lighten the appearance of your unwanted spider veins. Here at VIP Laser, we offer three options to lighten your spider veins.
THE IPL PHOTOFACIAL IS AN INTENSE PULSED LIGHT THAT DELIVERS PRECISE LIGHT THROUGH SEVERAL LAYERS OF SKIN. THIS GENERATES HEAT WHEN ABSORBED BY THE TARGETED TISSUE, WHICH CORRECTS THE SPIDER VEINS IN THE SKIN WITHOUT DAMAGING ANY OF THE SURROUNDING TISSUE. WE RECOMMEND THIS TREATMENT FOR SPIDER VEINS ON THE FACE.
Sclerotherapy is a medical procedure that involves an injection directly in the affected vein. The solution injected causes the vein to scar and forces the blood to be in that vein to switch to a healthier vein. The treated vein is then absorbed into by the local tissue. Once the solution is injected, it can take anywhere from 3-6 weeks to see the full result.
SPLENDOR X LASER
The Splendor X is a dual-wavelength laser machine that does treatments such as laser hair removal, nail fungus removal, spot removal, and spider vein removal. When the laser zaps the vein, the blood cells in the blood vessels absorb the laser’s energy. The heat from the laser damages the veins resulting in the blood diverting to healthier veins. Once the vein is damaged, your body will absorb it in the surrounding tissues. It can take up to 1-2 weeks to see the full effects of the treatment.