During pregnancy, not only are your hormones raging, you also have an increased volume of blood plus the additional weight that pregnancy brings that all lead to increased pressure on your veins. This increased pressure can force them to the surface of the skin to become very visible.
Spider veins (or telangiectasia) commonly form during pregnancy due to hormone changes and the added stress on your veins. Spider veins are a form of vascular lesion which are malformations of veins, capillaries, lymphatic vessels and arteries. They appear as red, purple or bluish lines or clusters of lines on the legs, nose, face and neck and they can make you feel self-conscious.
Will My Vascular Lesions Improve After Pregnancy?
You may have already tried exercise, leg stockings to help improve circulation, increasing your intake of Vitamin C or staying off your feet with no improvement in the appearance of your veins. It is generally accepted that once vascular lesions appear, the only way to get rid of them is laser treatment.
Many people hope that their spider veins will go away, or at least improve following pregnancy, however for the vast majority, the veins remain post-partum and require laser treatment to clear them.
How Do I Treat Spider Veins Post-Pregnancy?
Skin care and peels cannot treat vascular lesions. At Detail Smoother Skin, we specialise in spider vein removal Sydney and recommend the GentleMax Pro Laser. The treatment has no downtime, so you don’t need to worry about a recovery period with a baby or young child to care for. It works by targeting the haemoglobin in the treatment area(s), thereby coagulating the blood. The body’s circulatory system then clears the treated area.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
To achieve clearance, typically between 2 and 4 sessions are required, depending on the severity. Some vascular lesions may re-appear over time, for which a single maintenance treatment can be done at the first sign of reoccurrence.
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If you find yourself covering up due to the appearance of your veins and want to do something about them, come in to see the skin experts at Detail Smoother Skin Clinic in Sydney. We offer a free consultation where we can analyse your veins, discuss the treatment with you and answer any questions that you have.
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