You might not feel confident in your favorite outfit because of spider or varicose veins. Lucky for you, there are professional treatments that can make those veins less noticeable.
Premier Med Spa offers a medical procedure to help you feel better about yourself without giving you any harmful side effects. We have a team of experts treating veins with your concerns and worries.
See this blog post and discover how we can help you keep away those pains from your spider veins!
The Causes of Spider Veins
Veins carry blood back to the heart and have one-way valves so that blood can flow in one direction. When the valves weaken, some blood flows backward and builds up in the veins.
Over time, the extra blood in veins makes the walls of the veins weaken and bulge out. This makes the veins more apparent. Many things can cause spider veins. They have been linked to long periods of sitting or standing, which raises the pressure in the veins in the legs.
They are also often caused by getting older, pregnancy, sun damage, hormonal changes that cause veins to get bigger, and injuries to the area in the past. Spider veins are also more likely to happen to people who have blood relatives with the condition.
Many people have problems with their veins. For instance, 50–55 percent of women and 40–45 percent of men are thought to have spider veins. About half of the people over the age of 50 have this problem.
Other things that can make you more likely to get spider veins are:
- Jobs that require a lot of standing, like nursing, hairdressing, teaching, and factory work.
- The effects of pregnancy, puberty, and menopause on hormones
- Hereditary and Obesity
- Taking pills to stop pregnancy
- Postmenopausal hormone replacement
How Do You Get Rid of Spider Veins?
There are several ways to treat spider veins if they hurt or make you self-conscious about their appearance. Here at Premier Med Spa, we use the Cutera Laser.
The Cutera laser has a broader range of parameters that can change its exact wavelength and settings to get the best results for each client, making it an excellent alternative to traditional sclerotherapy.
After a formal medical assessment, the Premier Med Spa staff can consider different things, like skin type, skin tone, and vascular flaws, because the parameters are flexible. The Cutera Laser works by sending pulses of light energy through the skin.
This causes the blood in the treated vessel to clot, which kills the superficial vessel. Once the blood vessel is broken down and destroyed, we let your body’s natural healing take over and re-absorb the tissue, which removes the blemish.
Your body will send blood back to the treated area through nearby veins and deeper vessels. This will keep your skin and muscles getting enough blood. During treatment, you may feel pain similar to sunburn or a pinprick.
The pain and bruising will go away in a few days to weeks after the first treatment, and they are usually so mild that you don’t need a local anesthetic. After one treatment, you will continue to see results and improvement for a few months, with the most significant changes happening in the first two weeks.
With the high-quality service at Premier Med Spa, our clients can usually get rid of spider veins and broken blood vessels in just one session. But sometimes, they need treatments to get the best results. Let our medical staff look at your vascular problems to determine what to do next.
Other Therapies That You May Know
Aside from what we offer, some therapies can cure your spider or varicose veins. Here are those:
A laser can also be used to treat spider veins. This makes tiny blood clots, which block the spider veins and kill them without hurting your skin.
In laser therapy, there are no cuts or needles. Sclerotherapy is more common, but laser treatment may be better for smaller spider veins that are too small to be targeted with injections.
Most people can go back to their everyday lives on the same day. After treatment, smaller veins may go away immediately. In contrast, more prominent veins may turn dark and fade over the next few months. Spider veins that are bigger or don’t go away may also need more laser treatments.
You can keep your results from your standard therapy or laser treatment going and stop new spider veins from showing up by doing several things. What are the natural ways? Take a look at these:
- Avoid sitting or standing for more than two hours at a time. When you sit or stand for a long time, blood pools in your legs, most of which stays in the veins. Even a short break to walk around can help lower the pressure in the veins and prevent damage to the valves.
- Use compression stockings. They put steady pressure on your lower legs, which helps move blood from your legs back to your heart. You can find them at pharmacies and medical supply stores in your area.
- Routine exercise. Walking or running improves blood flow in your legs and helps keep blood moving through the valves in your veins in a healthy way.
- Put your feet up. You can raise your legs above your heart when you take breaks during the day. This uses gravity to pull blood from the leg veins back to the heart. This keeps the legs from getting too full of blood.
Even if you do all these things, you may still get spider veins, but the chances of that happening will be lower.
Ready To Say Goodbye To Those Veins?
Take a step and talk with us here at Premier Med Spa. It’s time to eliminate them if you don’t like how your spider veins look or if they make you feel bad.
Leg vein treatments have become safer and less invasive over the years. Board-certified doctors are the best people to do these procedures safely. Contact us or book an appointment today.