|Spider Veins are tiny web-like veins that appear on the surface of the skin. They can be found on the face and on the legs. The benefits of Laser Therapy include better blood flow, improved appearance, and no recovery time as you can return back to your normal activities immediately.|
Optimum health is the goal. You want skin that is glowing and blood that is flowing. But what if you wake up one day and look in the mirror, only to see a tiny, arachnoid-like network of veins on your face? Or do you look down and catch it growing on your legs? Then you may have spider veins.
Spider veins, also known as telangiectasias, are blood vessels that are damaged and form clusters of blockages that often resemble a spider-leg form. They are typically harmless but they can be an aesthetic nightmare, especially for women.
Veins are responsible for transporting blood that has been used by organs and cells in the body to the heart for reoxygenation. They are a critical part of the circulatory system and also ensure waste products, such as carbon dioxide are expelled from the body.
Although they are generally considered harmless, they can cause some discomfort as they progress. The following symptoms to look out for are:
If you experience any of the abovementioned symptoms, then contact Artemis Vein & Aesthetic Center today to get a full screening and discuss your options.
Sometimes, veins can be damaged and when this happens, the blood flow that should be flowing optimally is hampered and blocked. When a blocked vein continues to be filled with blood, they start to darken and discolor. This is why they become so visible.
Veins have valves that facilitate the forward movement of veins to the heart. Valves can become fatigued or weakened and when this occurs, the blood that should be en route to the heart starts to backtrack. The backtrack causes the blood to trickle back and it eventually pools, resulting in tiny blockages.
Spider veins on the face can be exacerbated by sun exposure and become more prominent as the small blood vessels suffer increased pressure from the blood that keeps on flowing into the blocked veins. Other causes are:
At Artemis, we offer Laser Therapy which has proven to be successful in getting rid of spider veins.
When left untreated, They have the potential to develop into a more serious condition as they can be an early warning sign of Chronic Venous Insufficiency. They can also lead to varicose veins. Varicose Veins are a vein disease that can progress to ulcers and other painful symptoms that affect your quality of life.
Laser Therapy is a non-invasive vein treatment that uses powerful bursts of laser energy to close the affected veins. When it comes to blockages such as spider veins and varicose veins, the main recourse taken by doctors and treatment specialists is to seal and remove the veins from the circulatory system.
The doctor chooses the laser’s wavelength based on the size and type of vein that is affected. During the procedure, the laser transmits photons into the vein. The photons are absorbed by the blood cells in the veins generating the heat that destroys them.
The light beam causes the vein to clot and ultimately shrivel up. In time, the vein fades away and the appearance decreases dramatically. When the vein has been destroyed with the beam of light, it closes off the flow and encourages the blood to seek new pathways to its predetermined destination.
Healthier veins nearby then take on the load and continue the blood flow needed for optimum bodily function. Eventually, the treated vein is absorbed back into the body and your blood flow is restored.
Laser therapy treatment of choice on your face. Other treatments such as Phlebectomy and Laser Ablation can be used on veins found in the legs.
The benefits of Laser Therapy are:
As the affected veins get absorbed into the body, the discoloration fades, and the spider-like form that was conspicuous fades into the background, allowing your legs and face to return to normal glow.
Once the blood finds its way to healthier veins, the blood flow is no longer compromised and circulation is restored.
Laser Therapy is an outpatient procedure that has little to no downtime in terms of recovery. After the laser has completed its mission, you’ll be able to return to your normal activities immediately.
The laser targets the veins to a precise degree. This means that you can start seeing the desired results after your first treatment. It will also not harm your healthy veins.
Laser treatment has a high success rate and can remove spider veins permanently, especially when treatment is administered in time.
If you have veins that have appeared on your face or legs, we have the right treatment for you. Dr. Pinsinski in Westminster has administered countless successful Laser Therapy treatments that will give you the desired results. To see what can be done about your condition, book an appointment with Dr. Pinsinski.