Spider veins usually appear on the face and legs, and are essentially superficial capillaries that look red or purple and occur in clusters or individual strands. While they are largely genetic, they can also appear after weight bearing pressure, hormonal change, and extended sun exposure. For example, many women experience spider veins during pregnancy, and many menopausal women also experience them after their bodies go through extreme changes in hormones.
The good news is, these can be effectively treated with innovative technology.
At Elements, we use sclerotherapy and a long pulsed Nd-Yag to treat spider veins on the face and legs.
During this method of reducing the look of varicose and spider veins, our technicians utilize a CoolGlide laser that targets the hemoglobin in the vein. The skin around the vein is protected throughout the procedure thanks to an integrated contact cooling hand piece.
The spider vein being targeted is heated to the point that it collapses, after which the body absorbs and repairs the targeted area.
This procedure targets both spider and varicose veins, and involves the use of a small needle to apply a specialized solution that collapses the vein. Sclerotherapy can be used in conjunction with laser treatments for very small spider veins that are no larger than 1mm in thickness.
For optimal results, two to five treatment sessions are generally recommended, with noticeable results appearing within two to eight weeks after the last treatment. The majority of people will experience a 60% to 90% improvement in the look of their spider or varicose veins.
These small growths of epithelium are usually the same colour as the skin, if not a little darker. While consisting mainly of epidermal cells, they are somewhat connected to capillaries.
These skin tags can be effectively eliminated with a Vasculyse Electocoagulation machine.