How Did I Get These Unsightly Veins?
Spider Veins are often cosmetic in nature, appearing as thread-like red, blue or purplish veins and commonly found on the face, calves, thighs, and ankles. Spider veins may be associated with “feeder veins” or larger underlying varicose veins.
Varicose Veins are swollen or enlarged veins that are caused by weakened or even damaged vein valves. Contributing factors in the development of varicose veins and spider veins include pregnancy, heredity, increased age, prolonged standing, heavy lifting, and hormonal changes. With just this much information, it is easy to see that proper care for your veins is critical!
What Treatments Are Available?
Treatments for spider and varicose veins can range from the simple to the more complex. At Skinatomy Laser Clinic, our treatments include:
The IPL Photo Facial, also known as IPL Photo Rejuvenation is an Intense Pulsed Light treatment is used to create a smoother and more even skin tone. In addition to eliminating spider veins, This treatment can also reduce the appearance of scarring, enlarged pores, and blemishes.
It works when the light energy penetrates the tissue targeting specific cells without damaging the cells around it. The targeted cells absorb the energy, the energy turns into heat, and the heat destroys the cells to prevent them from regenerating. The body’s own natural processes then remove the injured tissue from the skin leaving clearer and smoother looking skin in its place. An IPL treatment averages 45-60 minutes per session and patients need 3-5 treatments to achieve their desired results. There is no downtime with the IPL Photo Facial treatment.
The ND Yag Treatment treatment gets its name from the neodymium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet crystal that is used in this laser treatment. This infrared laser targets melanin found in the skin and works to break it down so it can be absorbed by your body over time. Most patients need 3-6 treatments which are spaced 2-3 weeks apart to rid their skin of the appearance of spider veins by breaking them down and allowing them to be flushed away by your body’s own natural healing process.