Spider veins are a common byproduct of the aging process, but they are not restricted to the senior set. These visible red and blue vein networks can appear during any season of life, causing cosmetic embarrassment when they occur in prominent areas like the lower legs and face. If you are fed up with hiding your spider veins, maybe it’s time to say goodbye to them for good. When it comes to eliminating the pesky vessels, what options do you have? Are natural remedies a viable option?
Why Do Spider Veins Occur?
To determine the best way to treat spider veins, it is helpful to know why they form in the first place. Spider veins usually develop in a network that might resemble a spider’s web or a starburst pattern. They may be red or blue, and some of them can become quite large. The most common areas to find spider veins are on the leg, particularly behind the knee, and on the face. However, these visible vessels can show up nearly anywhere on the body.
Causes of spider veins vary and might include:
– Hormonal fluctuations
– Injury or trauma to the skin
– Excessive sun exposure
– Some medications, including anabolic steroids
– Excessive alcohol consumption (facial veins)
The primary risk for spider veins is genetics, which means if one or both of your parents have them, you are more apt to develop them as well. Other factors that could increase your likelihood of developing these networks include obesity, a sedentary lifestyle or long periods on your feet during the day.
If you have tried natural treatments to your spider veins to no avail, there is another solution. Laser therapy is a minimally invasive procedure that can be performed right in your doctor’s office without the need for incisions or anesthesia. Instead, a sterile solution is injected into the affected veins that causes the vessel to seal closed and collapse. The vessel is reabsorbed by the body over time and is no longer visible on the skin’s surface.
Say Goodbye to Spider Veins Today
Yag Laser offered at Silk Laser & Aesthetics Centre is used as for spider vein removal in Fort Lauderdale. It penetrates the skin and the superficial blood vessel, or spider vein. The heat generated by the Yag Laser coagulates the blood inside the spider vein causing it to collapse and seal. The collapsed spider vein will disappear over the next few weeks, and the body will naturally and safely dispose of the coagulated blood inside.
The Yag Laser delivers the precise dosage of energy to problematic spider veins without injuring any nearby structures, such as healthy blood vessels or skin tissues. The entire laser vein removal procedure is typically no more than 20-30 minutes, and no anesthesia is necessary. Spider vein treatment requires two to six treatments every four to six weeks until all unsightly leg veins are no longer visible.
To learn more about this procedure, schedule your consultation today by contacting the Silk Laser & Aesthetics Centre at (954)462-7455 to schedule a consultation and say goodbye to your spider veins!