Spider veins are those fine red or blue veins that lie close to the surface of the skin. They often have a concentrated center with small veins radiating out and around making them look like a spider. Other times they can look more like tree branches made of short, irregular, jagged lines. There are many schools of thought as to their cause ranging from genetics, hormonal changes, to injuries, sun exposure and pregnancy. In all likelihood they are the result of some combination of these (and other) factors.
Laser technology allows these unsightly spider veins to be removed without the use of needles, or surgery. It may take a few sessions, but your skin will look healthier and younger in no time at all.
What are spider veins?
Spider veins, or broken capillaries, are medically referred to as telangiectasias. They are dilated capillary veins less than 2mm in diameter that exist just below the surface of the skin. They can be red, blue, or purple in color and have a web-like or linear appearance.
What is laser spider vein removal?
Laser spider vein removal is a non-invasive method of destroying those fine blood vessels that are most often seen on the faces and legs of those who suffer from them.
How does laser spider vein removal work?
The physics of laser spider vein removal are simple. The hemoglobin in the blood contained within the spider veins absorbs the laser heat. This heat then destroys the viability of the lining of the blood vessel, and the vessel gets eliminated.
What causes spider veins to appear?
Although nobody really knows exactly what causes spider veins, we do know that a variety of factors can contribute to their appearance. Heredity is probably the primary contributing factor, along with the genetic predisposition to weak vein walls and vein valves.
There are also a number of lifestyle variables that are known to contribute to spider vein problems. These include pregnancy, birth control pill usage, obesity, prolonged sitting or standing, and lack of exercise.
How many treatments of laser spider vein removal will I need?
Spider veins typically respond quite well to the appropriate laser treatment. However, it typically requires 2-4 treatments for optimal results.
Does About Face SkinCare provide laser spider vein removal?
Yes, About Face SkinCare uses state of the art equipment for laser spider vein removal which provides wonderful results.