When you feel self-conscious due to spider veins, it is not always fun to show off your legs. There are ways to improve and restore your legs, however, and to remove those spider veins. Schedule a consultation for a full evaluation at Aqua Medical Spa today. We will determine which of our spider vein treatments will be most effective for you.
If you are seeking spider vein treatment, several options are available. One is our laser treatment for spider veins in our Gulf Breeze location. This treatment option closes spider veins using laser energy. The heat from the laser causes minor imperfections to the vein, which turn into scar tissue. In time, this causes the vein to collapse and close off. Once the spider vein is completely closed, blood is naturally rerouted to a healthier vein and circulation continues as normal.
Spider veins do not cause medical issues. However, they do not look particularly attractive and may emerge on your skin where once you saw nothing. They usually appear as wispy blue, red, or purple veins that rise to the surface of the skin. They are there because blood attempts to backflow and cannot continue. We understand that people tend to feel self-conscious about them.
Spider veins are different from varicose veins. Spider veins are small, superficial blood vessels. They are similar to varicose veins, but they are not large and swollen. They dwell closer to the surface of the skin and may look like skinny tree branches. Often, they are found on the backside of the knee.
You may experience spider veins singly or in clusters. If you have one, chances are very good that others are there as well. They will not cause you pain, but many people wish to be rid of them because they find them unsightly.
Spider veins can be caused by:
Spider vein treatments will greatly diminish and eliminate the appearance of those veins. They will offer the following benefits:
Feeling good about yourself means not having to feel self-conscious about imperfections. This is why the benefits of spider vein treatment go beyond just the physical aspects. You feel attractive, and your self-worth magnifies.
Spider vein treatments involve using sclerotherapy or laser technology. Our Aqua Medical Spa dermatologist physicians evaluate a patient’s legs and visible veins to determine which method will give the best results. Either treatment option is easy to perform and will take about 30 minutes to complete. Depending on the severity of the spider veins, several treatments may be required.
Once your spider vein treatments are complete, you will begin to notice marked differences in your legs, and they will continue to improve. Repeat treatments should continue in order to diminish all visible veins until they have collapsed and are no longer functional. Once this happens, the results are permanent. Those veins will not re-appear. Other spider veins may appear, but those can be treated in the same way.
Medication is injected into the unwanted spider vein, which causes it to close. This medication displaces the blood and causes the vein to appear lighter while irritating the lining of the vein. This causes the vein to collapse. Bandages cause external compression, keeping the vein closed and preventing blood from flowing back into it.
The good news is you will not need anesthesia for a sclerotherapy treatment, the procedure is not painful. The most you will experience will be a slight burning sensation when the needle is injected.
Laser vein treatments are not painful, and it does not take long, depending on the size of the area being treated. Once the treatment is over, you will notice some spider veins disappear immediately. Others take 2-4 weeks to resolve completely. You may apply ice packs for any swelling after treatment. Avoid hot baths and heavy workouts for the first few days. Side effects are redness or bruising, but laser treatments are safe and effective.
When you feel it is time to have spider veins fully evaluated, contact Aqua Medical Spa for a complete consultation. This will include an evaluation of the area to determine what treatment will be most effective for you. Our advanced treatments in skincare will result in long-term, healthier skin for you. Please contact us today to find out about our spider veins treatment or other skin treatments at our Gulf Breeze office you may be interested in.