Spider veins are also known as telangiectasia or venulectasias. They are dilated and visible veins which usually appear as tiny red, blue, or purple thread-like veins which result from an increase in pressure inside the veins. They appear near the surface of the skin on any part of the body and have the appearance of a spider web. Spider veins laser treatment is the go-to approach for people seeking to get rid of this cosmetic nuisance. MedLaserUSA works with players in the US and around the world to provide the latest cosmetic laser machines for spider vein treatment. In this blog, we share all you need to know about the treatment procedure.
What are spider veins?
Spider veins are essentially damaged veins whose tiny one-way valves are failing to work properly. Instead of promoting the flow of blood in the direction of the heart, the valves let it gather in the veins. The walls of the veins eventually give-in and bulge resulting in visible spider veins. They can run in the family or be the result of sitting or standing for extended periods.
What is the best type of cosmetic laser for spider vein treatment?
The best type of laser that is used in the treatment of spider veins is the Nd:YAG. It can deliver precise dose of energy accurately to target areas without affecting the surrounding and underlying tissue. Apart from rendering effective treatments, it is also safe owing to a cooling tip that avoids burns and eliminates discomfort during treatment. Its energy beam penetrates the skin reaching the superficial blood vessel. The blood inside the spider veins is coagulated from the heat generated by the laser. The spider veins start collapsing and sealing and overtime, they will start disappearing. The rest is left to the body’s scavenging cells which do the work of removing the blood from the body.
What are the possible side-effects?
There are no known adverse side-effects of spider veins laser treatment, however, the skin on the target area will appear cat-scratched and reddish for a couple of days. Your eyes have to be shielded during the treatment to protect them from the effects of radiation. As mentioned before, the cosmetic laser machine has a cooling tip to minimize or avoid discomfort and burns.
Do the spider veins go away permanently?
The benefits of spider veins laser treatment are undeniable as it eliminates existing veins and restores the customer’s looks, youthfulness, color pattern, and healthy skin. You will, however, need follow-up treatment to get rid of new spider veins as the treatment cant stop them from developing. The results are not apparent immediately, but rather, after 2 – 4 weeks of sessions. The results continue to get better with each successive treatment.
Are there any other treatment alternatives?
Other treatment alternatives for spider veins include sclerotherapy and using compression stockings, although they are not as popular and effective as cosmetic laser treatments. There are also a few self-care tips that will mildy tone down the problem but not eliminate it, including:
- Taking breaks if you stand or sit too long
- Avoiding indulging in long hot baths
- Elevating your legs
Laser treatments for spider veins work on all parts of the body including the face. There are several other advantages associated with spider veins laser treatments, which make them the best choice for most people today.
The physician may advise patients to follow some instruction before and after treatment sessions to optimize the results and eliminate side-effects. Some of the precautions include avoiding sunbathing, waxing, tanning beds, aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs, and herbal supplements. The results from an assessment of the patient’s condition will determine the appropriate instructions for a physician as well as the right treatment approach. MedLaserUSA offers unbeatable deals on Nd:YAG and IPL Laser machines for the treatment of spider veins. Call us today to discuss your requirement at 888 284 2486 to discuss your requirement and available deals. You can also mail us on firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.