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Spider Veins

Spider veins are small unsightly red or purple vessels on the surface of the skin and can be seen on thighs or calves. Superficial dilated capillaries and veins can also be seen on the face or in fact on almost any part of the body. 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. They can cover either a very small or very large area of skin.
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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

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

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.