Spider Veins

Weary of legs with veins that resemble a tangle of wires?

Millions of women are bothered by spider veins - those unsightly clusters of red, blue or purple veins that most commonly appear on the thighs, calves and ankles.

Spider veins, known in the medical world as telangiec tasias or sunburst varicosities, are small, thin veins that lie close to the surface of the skin. Although these superfine veins are connected with the larger venous system, they are not an essential part of it.

A number of factors contribute to the development of spider veins, including heredity; pregnancy and other events that cause hormonal shifts; weight gain; occupations or activities that require prolonged sitting or standing; and the use of certain medications.

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What Afterglow can do for your spider veins

Sclerotherapy

Today, many doctors and qualified nurses are treating spider veins with sclerotherapy. In this rather simple procedure, veins are injected with a sclerosing solution, which causes them to collapse and fade from view. The procedure may also remedy the bothersome symptoms associated with spider veins, including aching, burning, swelling and night cramps.

Sclerotherapy can enhance your appearance and your self confidence. After each sclerotherapy session the veins will appear lighter. Two or more sessions are usually required to achieve optimal results. Generally normal activities can be resumed after sclerotherapy.

You should also be aware that the procedure treats only those veins that are currently visible - it does nothing to permanently alter the venous system or prevent new veins from surfacing in the future.

Cutera Coolglide Nd:Yag

The Cutera Coolglide systems deliver pulses of light energy which cause the blood within the veins to coagulate,eventually destroying the vessel which is later reabsorbed by your body.Blood flow will then be redirected to veins deeper below your skin surface,where it should be.

The Cutera Coolglide features a unique design and long wavelength that allows treatment of patients of all skin types and all skin tones. It can remove unsightly veins from all parts of the body. Spider veins and large blue leg veins can be treated with excellent results. Knotty varicose veins are not good candidates.

A careful evaluation with Dr Ebrahim will determine which vessels can be treated and the best course of treatment.

In other cases, laser treatments may be used either alone or in combination with sclerotherapy.

Contact our skin care centre for a free consultation in Greater Vancouver:

Call (604) 980-3993 or email info@afterglowskincare.ca