What causes superficial veins such as spider veins and telangiectasia?
The causes of spider and varicose veins include heredity, pregnancy, obesity, increasing age, exposure to the sun and standing for long periods of time. Women tend to be affected by spider veins 2-4 times more commonly than men do, due to the fact that female hormones and pregnancies are so commonly implicated in their cause. Pooled blood enlarges the vein and it becomes varicose. Spider veins can also be caused by venous insufficiency and the backup of blood.
At Body Renewal a highly professional team led by a medical doctor assesses every patient and an appropriate combination treatment together with long term maintenance program is recommended. We plan our treatments carefully to ensure the best cosmetic outcome.
How to treat Spider Veins or Telangiectasia
Since the advent of lasers, the CUTERA CoolGlide Excel (Nd:YAG) has been used for the treatment of unwanted small and large veins up to 4mm in thickness and a few treatments may be require to achieve an acceptable level of improvement.
For very small, stubborn vessels or for treating darker skin types where these vessels are visible, Since the advent of lasers, the Secret RF Cautery treatment using the Smart Cure applicator has been used for the treatment of unwanted small vessels up to 4mm in thickness and a few treatments may be require to achieve an acceptable level of improvement.
In addition, venous insufficiency , varicosities and superficial spider veins can be drastically improved with a series of 4 to 6 Carboxytherapy treatments by increasing the venous and lymphatic circulation
For large vessels such as varicose veins we prefer to recommend sclerotherapy
We can offer you two laser treatment modalities for vein removal at Body Renewal:
A laser treatment the CoolGlide Excel (ND YAG Laser) or
The light based treatment the Acutip 500™ used to permanently reduce spider veins anywhere on the face or body.
What to consider before starting a vein removal treatment plan:
Before any vein removal procedure is attempted it is very important to bear in mind that it takes a lot of energy from a laser or RF device to destroy these vessels. A side effect of having treatment may include the formation of PIH (Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation), and in rare cases, blistering of the skin. In order to prevent these side effects and in order to ensure patient safety and protection of the skin, we insist on the proper preparation treatment and products to be used by all our patients before we will go ahead and treat veins. In this way, we can assure our patient that the very best care has been taken to give them better results and minimise the chances of pain, blistering, skin discolouration and scarring after their vein treatments.