Unwanted Veins

Both men and women are bothered by the appearance of body and facial spider veins and varicose veins.

Body Renewal Tip:

Before any vein removal procedure is attempted, it is recommended that 3 to 6 Carboxytherapy treatments are done to ensure improved vascular circulation and lymph drainage. Compression stockings should be worn for 2 to 3 weeks after a Sclerotherapy vein treatment to ensure optimal results. Walking after an injection procedure promotes blood flow in the deep vein system.

Spider veins are small unsightly red or purple vessels on the surface of the thighs or calves. They are often red or blue and are closer to the surface of the skin than varicose veins. They can look like tree branches or spider webs with their short jagged lines. Spider veins can also be found on the face. They can cover either a very small or very large area of skin.

The causes of spider and varicose veins on the body include venous insufficiency, heredity factors, pregnancy, obesity, increasing age, exposure to the sun and standing for long periods of time. Women tend to be affected by spider veins 4 times more commonly than men do, due to the fact that female hormones and pregnancies are so commonly implicated in their cause. Venous insufficiency results in pooled blood which enlarges the vein which then becomes varicose. Spider veins can also be caused by venous insufficiency and the backup of blood.

Home therapies: Horse chestnut oil found in numerous topical therapies including Patricia Clarke gel and Dr Duve gel has the same effect as compression stockings when applied topically to the affected area.

In Office therapies: In the past, Cauterisation by means of electrolysis has been used to treat these veins but this modality often resulted in intolerable pain and sometimes scarring (due to burning).

  • Since the advent of lasers, the CoolGlide Excel (ND:Yag) has been used for the treatment of unwanted small and large veins up to 4 mm in thickness and a few treatments may be required to achieve an acceptable level of improvement.
  • In addition, venous insufficiency, varicosities and superficial spider veins can be drastically improved with a series of Carboxytherapy treatments. It has been scientifically proven that after 4 to 6 Carboxytherapy treatments for lymph drainage, the venous and lymphatic circulation to the affected area viz the limbs can be dramatically improved.
  • Sclerotherapy using a sclerosant such as fibrovein successfully treats spider veins and larger veins more than 3mm in diameter.

We can offer you various laser treatment modalities for vein removal at Body Renewal:

  • a laser treatment the CoolGlide Excel (ND:Yag Laser)
  • Sclerotherapy
  • Light based treatment the Acutip 500™ used to permanently reduce spider veins anywhere on the face or body.
  • Diode laser with Radiofrequency (LV and LVA) with the E-Max laser

A highly professional team lead by a doctor assesses every patient and an appropriate combination treatment together with long term maintenance program is recommended. At Body Renewal we plan our treatments carefully to ensure the best cosmetic outcome. For maximum results please ensure that the clinic you choose for vein removal uses a Class 4 medical laser.


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Review -Super impressed!
Reviewed on 14 October 2015 by Hanlie Strydom

When I arrived I was so pleasantly surprised and impressed by the appearnce of the clinic! Beautifully decorated, professional and amazing people. Dr Xen and Tamara made my first Laser treatment so comfortable. Both skilled and thorough and so professional. I am leaving super impressed and will be back to Parkhurst branch!! Thank you!

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Review -Visible results after the first treatment!
Reviewed on 24 June 2015 by T.D from Parkhurst

For years prior to starting the treatment with the Body Renewal Doctor, I was frustrated with ineffective methods; for the first time I have found something that really works. The results are exceptionally good and already visible after the first treatment. She knows what she is doing and is highly recommended.

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Review -Happy with my legs
Reviewed on 22 June 2015 by Estelle Hoy

I would like to thank the Skin Renewal team for restoring my confidence and also improving my health. I suffered with the appearance of various veins for years and I never thought it would ever disappear and God knows I made my peace with these veins. I was introduced to a doctor at Skin Renewal and she did a few sessions of Sclerotherapy on my legs and later she introduced me to Carboxytherapy. Not only do I look good, but my health has improved and by that I mean no more ankle sores and bye bye veins. May God bless the doctor for having such a steady hand and once again thank you to the Skin Renewal team.

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Review -A Therapeutic Pleasure
Reviewed on 27 November 2014 by Mrs C K

Such a range of treatments under one roof! An excellent self renovator one stop shop! The amazing decor and beautiful service make appointments a therapeutic pleasure rather than a painful medical annoyance, thank you!

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Review -Absolute Fantastic Surprize!
Reviewed on 31 October 2014 by Jannie Kotze

Having a treatment done was bit of a new experience for me, but what an absolute fantastic surprise, and pleasure it has been! Bernice is a delight. She is a great therapist and extremely knowledgeable. The treatments have all proven to have great success, and has been a pleasure. I strongly recommend Skin & Body Renewal, and especially Bernice. The whole experience has been great and very thoroughly done.

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Review -An Oasis at Constantia
Reviewed on 19 September 2014 by Miss S. W. Constantia

Body Renewal in the delightful High Constantia Centre is such a gorgeous place to renew one's skin and body with charming, knowledgeable and super professional staff (I have seen therapist Chevaun, and owner Dr Maureen Allem). Such a pleasant change from the normal "chain" beauty salon experience. Thank you for improving my skin and body with brilliant advice and treatments.

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Review -Sclerotherapy
Reviewed on 19 September 2014 by D.Willemse

Painful, but the Doctor is very professional. The treatment is expensive, but hopefully worth it. I feel well looked after at Bedfordview.

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Reviewed on 17 September 2014 by K.S from Body Renewal Fourways

The results this far have been greater than I expected. The awesome thing is I noticed the improvement after just one or two sessions. I definitely recommend the treatment. I don't regret it at all. And the staff especially Liezel and the facility are great!

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