What is it?
Telangiectasias, also known as spider veins are those small red, blue and purple blood vessels that appear most frequently on the legs. They appear as strands or clusters, and are extremely common in both men and women. These small dilated blood vessels are caused by weakened or damaged valves in the veins. Common causes of this could be hormonal changes, sun exposure, and injuries.
WHAT TO EXPECT?
Here at Revita Skin Clinic, all forms of leg veins (other than varicose veins) can be successfully treated using our intense pulsed light technology. The hand piece works by firing a gentle burst of light at select blood vessels beneath the skin, heating it to a point where it is destroyed.
Following the treatment, the vessel will quickly collapse and be reabsorbed by the body to be flushed out by our body's natural defenses. There is little or no pain during the procedure. You may feel a sensation similar to a rubber band snapping on the skins surface. This treatment has little to no downtime, but occasionally some redness may persist for up to 24 hours afterwards on treated area.
Another alternative offered at our clinic is Sclerotherapy. This treatment consists of our specialists injecting a solution directly into the affected vein, to irritate the lining of the vessel. At this point, you may experience mild discomfort and cramping. This will then cause the vein to swell and collapse causing the vein to fade. Post-treatments swelling and redness is common up to 24-48 hours.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL YOU NEED?
Depending on the severity of veins the specialist will determine how many treatments you are required during your complimentary consultation.