Getting older has its upsides – wisdom, experience, a broader network of family and friends…but along with it comes sagging skin, age spots and the dreaded spider veins. Wrinkles, pigmentation and vascular lesions (aka spider veins) are the top causes for giving you an older appearance, however thanks to our wonderful aesthetic world of today, there is a smorgasbord of treatment options to choose from.
In this article, we focus on spider veins – what causes them and we discuss the leading treatment for spider vein removal.
What Causes Spider Veins?
You may already have a good idea of what is causing your spider veins. There are many theories as to what triggers the onset of these tiny, bluish-purple clusters of veins, including:
- Standing for long periods of time
- Weak valves / venous insufficiency
- Inherited factors
- Hormone changes (puberty, pregnancy, menopause)
- Sun exposure (or wind exposure)
- Injury or trauma to the skin
How Can I Get Rid of Spider Veins?
The leading treatment option for spider veins is laser and we recommend GentleMax Pro Laser with no downtime. The unique 755nm & 1064nm Nd:YAG long pulse wavelength heats up the hemoglobin in the treatment area thereby coagulating the blood. The body’s circulatory system then clears the treated area.
Frequently Asked Questions of Spider Vein Treatment with GentleMax Pro
How many treatments will I need?
The number of sessions depends on the severity but can range from 2 to 4 treatments to achieve clearance. Some vascular lesions may reoccur over time, for which a single maintenance treatment only is required when the first signs of reappearance occur.
Does it hurt?
Most people find this treatment very comfortable. The laser is used to heat the area of the vascular lesion. Overall it is typically a pain free treatment.
Is it safe?
The GentleMax Pro is FDA approved giving you peace of mind. It is safe and thousands of treatments have been performed worldwide.
Is there a recovery period?
There is no real downtime. You may notice some redness and heat on the area after treatment. This will ease within a few hours. The laser is not disrupting the integrity of the skin therefore there isn’t any skin heating. The laser heats the hemoglobin and the stimulated circulatory system clears the affected area. There isn’t any noticeable sign of healing as the healing occurs under the skin.
How much does it cost?
The cost of your spider vein treatment depends on factors such as size and number of areas to be treated. We offer a complimentary consultation where you can have your veins assessed by one of our skin experts who can then tailor a treatment plan for you and give you a quote.
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For safe and effective spider vein treatment, book a free consultation with a skin specialist at Detail Smoother Skin Clinic in Sydney. We will assess your skin and your veins and recommend a treatment plan. If you already have an appointment booked at Detail Smoother Skin, you can easily add a free treatment consultation to your booking by calling our friendly team on 02 9251 9966.
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