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Spider and Varicose Veins

Varicose Veins seen in the legs result from the poor functioning valves in the veins of the legs. The valves in the veins serve to prevent blood that is returning from the legs to the heart from damming backwards and causing varicosities or pooling of blood. When the valves fail the blood can pool in the surface veins of the lower limbs and appear dilated, congested and tortuous.

The outcome is often painful, unsightly dark coloured irregularities on the legs, although varicose veins are not limited to this part of the body. The condition is not life-threatening but some of the more significant symptoms include swelling, venous eczema, skin thickening and ulceration. If you are concerned that you may have varicose veins, or they are troubling you then you are able to obtain medical advice and guidance on how to treat them.

Spider Veins, so called because of their web-like appearance, are collections of smaller sized veins that have become damaged or dilated and appear on the skin as a “spider web”. These collections of finely dilated blood vessels can be close to the surface of the skin and be red or blue in colour.

Spider veins can be seen on the face as well as on the body, most commonly on the legs and may be associated with varicose veins. They may appear as isolated collections or there may be a number of them in association with varicose veins.

Treatments are available at The Face and Body Place for these conditions and include:

  • BBL® Laser treatments
  • ND Yag Laser treatments

Treatment Options

Laser Vein Removal

Broken capillaries and other damaged vascular structures will be gently eliminated from the visible layers of your skin’s surface using Laser Vein Removal treatments. The laser delivers light energy and thereby gentle heat to the skin area being treated, blending away the veins…

Laser for Diffused Redness

Diffused redness refers to a skin condition caused by dilated capillaries which most commonly affect the nose, forehead and cheeks.  The blood vessels are enlarged and normally present as redness on the face. There are many tiny red blood vessels under the surface…

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