Spider Viens Spider veins are visible blood vessels (red, purple, and blue) present on one’s face and/or legs. These veins are smaller than varicose veins. Causes of Spider Veins Patients with spider veins should seek an immediate consultation at a qualified clinic. Each case is unique and requires customized treatment using state-of-the-art equipment. The causes may vary depending on the patient’s medical history, skin condition, and age. Causes include: Genetic Predisposition Obesity Standing Jobs (Nurses/Factory Workers) Hormonal Changes (Birth Control Pills, Pregnancy) Blood Clots Tumors or Constipation Continuous Trauma Exposure To UV Rays These causes will define which treatment is used and how wide-ranging the spider veins are. A trained eye can determine the root cause and offer a long-term solution. Studies reveal women have a higher chance of developing spider veins in comparison to men. The risk also increases with age. In general, a third of the population is expected to notice the development of spider veins in their lifetime. Please note, if the cause involves medical attention, it’s highly recommended to speak to a physician. All treatments at this clinic are offered after medical clearance is obtained to ensure patient safety. Symptoms of Spider Veins The appearance of spider veins is often assumed as the sole symptom of this condition. In general, patients will notice a set of symptoms and it’s best to seek medical assistance immediately. Symptoms include: Mild or Major Pain General Aches Cramping Burning Sensation In Face or Legs Tingling Heaviness Swelling (Rare) Ulcers (Rare) Darkening of Skin (Rare) Each symptom is unique and patients may develop multiple symptoms while having spider veins. Treatment This clinic offers a robust, all-encompassing treatment plan using laser technology (1064 nm Nd:YAG wavelength). The blood vessels are targeted using collagen-building technology. This promotes development under the skin leading to the elimination of spider veins. Before commencing, a consultation at the clinic is necessary to determine the root cause of your spider veins. This consultation will include an exhaustive assessment of your skin, its appearance, and your medical history. All specialists are certified and offer a meticulous examination of your skin. Each session is 45-90 minutes in length based on the specialist’s judgment. All target areas are mapped, examined, and processed before a topical anesthetic is applied. This ensures the procedure is easy-going and pain-free. What does the procedure entail? To target spider veins, the specialist will use the power of high-powered wavelengths to get under the first layer of skin. This will target the underlying layer and help promote collagen building. By doing this, the blood vessels are stimulated and start to dissipate over time. Once the session is complete, a specialist will examine the skin to see how it has handled targeted energy. If successful, the patient is provided with a detailed recovery plan and can go about their daily routine as planned. In most cases, a patient will not feel pain or discomfort. If necessary, the specialist will offer a gentle painkiller to alleviate any temporary side effect. These side effects go away within a few hours. Recovery The results will become noticeable after the 24-hour mark. Over time, the skin will get smoother, healthier, and your spider veins will disappear. The recovery plan is minimalistic. It’s recommended to avoid sun exposure and strenuous activity. Patients are also recommended to use preventative measures to avoid future developments. These measures include lifestyle changes (i.e. weight loss, better skin hygiene) and regular treatments at this clinic. To begin the reduction or elimination of spider veins, call in and schedule a comprehensive consultation at the clinic. A specialist at the clinic will offer a seamless treatment plan based on your skin condition.