By way of explanation, spider veins are much like varicose veins but usually smaller. They tend to be closer to the surface of the skin and can appear as either red or blue. Spider veins look like spider webs, hence the name. They are found on the legs and face and can vary in size. Today, spider vein removal treatment is both safe and effective, with excellent, long-lasting outcomes.
Understanding spider vein removal treatment
In more simple terms, spider veins occur when veins are weakened or damaged. Essentially, veins carry blood from the body to the heart. When blood flows to the heart from the lower body, it’s basically flowing against gravity. When veins become weak, it’s more difficult to flow blood back to the heart, so it collects in the veins instead of flowing. Depending on severity, this is often referred to as venous insufficiency. Eventually, the “backed-up” blood can develop into varicose.
Spider veins are also associated with hormonal changes, exposure to sun, and injury. Although spider veins are considered to be harmless, spider vein removal treatment has proven results.
What are the options for spider vein removal?
Spider veins may cause some aching or skin burning, especially when standing for a long period.
Beyond the physical symptoms, there may also be concern about appearance, and here, spider vein removal treatment may be the answer. With laser treatments, for example, there are no incisions made and no needles used. Using laser technology, spider vein removal treatment has proven to be effective and long-lasting. The side effects are minimal, although there may be some redness and swelling. And like all other medical treatments, it’s important to have professional attention, and an assurance of quality – both for the technology being used and the practitioner.
How does it work and what results will I see?
With laser technology, most people will be clear of veins after about 4 treatments (depending on severity). Statistically, less than 10% of people will have results that are fair or poor. The truth is, post-treatment, spider veins may even look worse (reddish and bruised). This is quite normal, even after a month, since the full effects of treatment take time. With technology like Nd: YAG, a high-intensity lamp and laser are used to penetrate skin tissue, thus impacting blood vessels and vascular lesions. Nd: YAG is a recommended treatment for spider veins (with minimal side effects), but is equally effective in treating skin conditions like telangiectasia and hemangioma.
Spider vein removal at IGBeauty Studio
At IGBeauty Studio, technicians use Lumenis® M22™ technology to provide effective spider vein removal treatment. Lumenis® M22™ is an innovative technology that uses light energy to make spider veins “disappear”. The treatment offers noticeable results and requires no downtime.
Approved by Health Canada, the Lumenis® M22™ laser targets spider veins very precisely, but without touching surrounding skin. In a professional setting, Lumenis® M22™ can be performed on most skin types, including dark skin. For many, optimum results are noticed after a few weeks.
At the clinic, a team of trained technicians uses Lumenis® M22™ as a multi-application approach in treating spider veins and varicose veins. Lumenis® M22™ technology is safe and effective with excellent results. Other skin conditions like reticular veins and broken capillaries can be treated.