Spider veins are narrow veins that are just visible beneath the surface of the skin. Although they do not normally cause medical problems, they can cause an array of cosmetic issues as you feel embarrassment from living with the veins. In fact, you may even go to great lengths to cover the visible veins with clothing or makeup depending on where they are located. While the majority of spider veins occur on the legs, some do make their way to the face and other areas.
Spider veins are circular patterns of blue, red or purple veins. They typically occur due to changes in hormone levels, obesity, pregnancy or genetics. They may also crop up in people who frequently cross their legs or who do not get much exercise. Although they may cause nothing but cosmetic concern, you may still want to have them treated so that you can feel confident in your own skin once again.
Thanks to modern science and medicine, there are options for treating spider veins these days, but most treatments are easy and do not affect your daily life much. Laser treatments offer a non-invasive solution for some spider veins. This treatment is best for veins that are too narrow to be treated successfully with other means. The heated energy from the laser makes its way through the skin and into the deeper tissues. The vein walls absorb this energy, eventually being killed by it and fading from the skin.
The best way to know if you can benefit from our spider vein treatments at DermaNuva Skin & Health Care is to come in for a consultation with one of our professionals. We will be able to determine what type of venous problem you have based on our physical assessment of your skin and your symptoms. If you are tired of living with your spider veins and having them rule your life, you could certainly benefit from laser treatments at our office in Olds, Alberta. Contact us today for an initial consultation.