If you’re looking ahead to warmer weather and bringing out your Spring wardrobe, you may also be thinking about the redness that has developed on your skin, especially on your lower legs and ankles. Telangiectasia, or spider veins, is common in these areas but can develop anywhere. It is typically caused by weight fluctuations, hormones, injury or genetics. The good news is that available treatments can have you feeling sandal-weather-ready in no time.
What Are Spider Veins?
Many patients confuse spider veins with varicose veins. While both types are caused by dilated blood vessels, spider veins are typically much smaller and do not pose a serious health risk. Broken capillaries could also cause the redness you see just under the surface of the skin. Spider veins and broken capillaries may look dangerous, but they are mostly cosmetic issues that can be corrected through various methods.
How Are They Treated?
Laser telangiectasia treatment is a common and effective treatment for spider veins. It is non-invasive and sensitive enough to be used even on areas of the face. Laser therapy works best through several treatments, gradually breaking up the areas of redness so your body can reabsorb them.
Other treatments include sclerotherapy, which requires blocking off the vein by causing scar tissue, and vein stripping, in which a vein is removed after being tied off from the larger vein above it. Like many other medical conditions, there are various treatment methods. The best one is determined by the severity and location of the problem, your overall health and many other factors.
How Long Does it Take?
Laser spider vein therapy will take several treatments, but the exact number will depend on the severity and how well you respond. Other therapies may produce results faster, but also have different recovery expectations.
Contact The K Spa today to schedule your appointment if you’re ready to do something about those spider veins. We are more than happy to discuss your treatment options and help you decide which is best for you, so you can feel good about your skin.
Posted on behalf of The K Spa