Spider veins are web-like networks of thin red lines of blood vessels that normally appear on the surface of the skin mostly in the legs and sometimes in the face.
Spider veins are defined as small and damaged veins that fail to supply blood to the heart. Moreoften, they are harmless and do not cause any symptoms. However, sometimes, they may cause pain burning or aching especially if the person has been standing for longer periods.
To better understand the treatments for spider vein removal in Melbourne, we need to first understand what causes spider veins.
Causes of spider veins
Your veins perform the crucial function of carrying blood back to heart from different regions of the body. The veins in the lower region of your body, and especially the legs, have to work against gravity to push the blood back to the heart, which requires extra effort.
If the veins are weak or the valves inside the veins are weak, then they couldn’t create enough pressure to push the blood towards the heart. As a result, the blood flows backwards and forms a pool in the veins near the valves. This causes the veins to bulge and branch out resulting in the formation of spider veins.
On the face, spider veins may appear due to burst blood vessels. Sun damage and increased pressure may cause the blood vessels to burst creating spider veins.
These spider veins usually appear as a tiny network or web of red blood on the skin and may impact the aesthetic appearance of the legs. However, the spider veins can be effectively treated with various widely practised advanced treatment methods.
Treatment for spider veins
Nitai Medical and Cosmetic Centre provides the most comprehensive and scientifically approved treatment for spider vein removal in Melbourne. The different advanced treatment options include:
Sclerotherapy is a clinically approved advanced non-surgical treatment for spider vein removal in Melbourne. In this treatment, the doctor uses fine needles to inject a medical sclerosant solution into the affected surface veins. This solution causes the veins to scar and collapse or closes down. As a result, the pooled blood gets rerouted naturally to other healthier veins nearby.
Within a few weeks of sclerotherapy treatment, the vein fades away. With successive treatment sessions, all the impacted veins in the spider vein network fade away to provide a smooth and even skin tone and texture. This greatly enhances the overall aesthetic appearance of the legs.
Sclerotherapy treatment needs to be done correctly and under the supervision of an expert doctor to achieve effective results. The treatment may cause some temporary side effects, which usually go away after a few days of treatment.
Surface laser ablation
Surface laser ablation is another effective treatment method for spider vein removal in Melbourne. This treatment is more effective on small spider veins. This laser therapy directs small bursts of light on the impacted veins. As a result, the spider veins slowly and disappears. This treatment is less effective on bigger or deeper spider veins.
Most dermatologists consider sclerotherapy to be the most effective treatment for spider veins. To get rid of spider veins, you must visit Nitai Medical and Cosmetic Centre Today.