Spider Vein Removal
Spider veins are thin superficial capillaries most commonly seen on the legs and face. They can appear as red or purple in colour and as strands or clusters.
These dilated capillaries are often provoked by sun exposure, pressure, hormonal changes and heredity, to name some common influences. For instance, many women tend to develop leg veins after pregnancy due to increased pressure and hormonal changes or those with rosacea tend to have a weak capillary network under the skin which is often genetic. Some individuals develop a red flushed complexion due to over use or abuse of harsh skin care products while others develop red broken capillaries around the nose due to aggressive extraction. Although the exact cause is often unknown, these spider veins can be effectively treated with the appropriate techonology.
At Bellair Laser Center, we use a long pulsed Nd-Yag and sclerotherapy for the treatment of Spider/Facial Veins.
Laser Vein Removal
The CoolGlide laser targets only the hemoglobin in the vessel while protecting the surrounding skin by means of a unique integrated contact cooling hand piece. The targeted spider vein is thermally coagulated causing it to collapse and forcing your body to absorb and repair the area. Spider veins on the face and neck are vessels which are no longer useful to the skin or the body.
Sclerotherapy is a procedure which is used to treat spider veins and varicous veins. Sclerotherapy involves using a tiny needle to administer a solution which causes the vein to collapse resulting in the vein disappearing. Sclerotherapy is often combined with laser for tiny spider veins which are less than 1 mm in thickness. Normally 2 to 5 treatments are required for best results. Results are visible 2 to 8 weeks post treatment. Most clients will achieve anywhere from 60 -90% improvement.
Common Vascular Imperfections which may be successfully treated with the Nd-Yag system & Sclerotherapy
• Telangiectasia: Dilated capillaries which appear as fine red lines visible on the surface of the skin. Common areas for these fine dilated capillaries include around the nose and on the cheeks.
• Ruby and Cherry Angiomas: Concentration of dilated capillaries which create a circular shape of variable diameter which may appear as bright red or purple spots.
• Spider Veins: Dilated vessels on the legs and facial area
LASER SPIDER VEIN REMOVAL (POST 2 TREATMENT)
Before beginning any treatment at Bellair Laser Center, we encourage all clients to visit us for a complimentary consultation. At this time we will analyze the area and give you realistic expectations, as well as what to expect pre and post treatment. We will work with you to help you achieve your ideal skin appearance.