Spider veins, which are also known as thread veins, are very common and often embarrassing. Unlike varicose veins, they are smaller, nearer to the surface of the skin and are shaped together like a spiderweb, hence the name spider veins. They are blue or red in colour and normally form on the legs and face.
It is believed by many that spider veins develop as a result of extreme temperature changes, hormonal changes, sun exposure, smoking, alcohol consumption, genetics and standing for long periods. However, medical professionals still don’t know for sure what causes the veins to appear and, as a result, the veins are difficult to prevent.
If you have spider veins, though, you’ll be pleased to know that there are advanced vein treatments available that make it possible for you to removed unwanted veins. Laserderm in particular offers the two most popular treatments used by professional dermatologists around the world today:
Sclerotherapy for veins consists of injecting a sclerosing solution into a vein. The content of the solution works to eliminate the vein, causing it to eventually fade away. The treatment is ideal for veins that aren’t too big, such as spider veins and small varicose veins.
- Laser Surgery
Laser treatment involves the use of special lasers to carefully blast veins, causing them to gradually disappear. The procedure generally lasts 15 to 20 minutes and often needs to be repeated a few times to remove the targeted veins completely.
Like many professional aesthetic treatments, these procedures can be quite pricey. However, now with many companies specialising in medical loans, more people can afford to pay for sclerotherapy and laser surgery to remove spider veins.