What Are Spider Veins?
Spider veins are an unsightly cosmetic concern that medical professionals are unsure of their precise cause. It’s speculated that their development is primarily due to weakened or damaged vein valves. Every day, blood is circulating throughout your body. When blood reaches your lower extremities, greater energy output is required to push the blood back up to your heart.
This energy output is needed because of gravity’s force, which your blood needs to work against. Your veins consist of valves that help prevent your blood from slipping backward. It’s possible for these valves to become damaged, resulting in a pooling of blood in your veins, which causes them to expand and protrude. The result is spider veins. While medical professionals aren’t certain of the precise cause for spider veins, certain factors can potentially lead to their development, including:
- Old age
- A sedentary lifestyle
- Alcohol and tobacco use
- Hormonal changes
- Skin inflammatory conditions
Who is a good Spider Vein Candidate?
If you are struggling with your spider veins, you will be an excellent candidate for spider vein treatment at LUXE Medical Aesthetics. The treatment can be performed on men and women of any skin tone. Your spider vein treatment provider will review your spider veins, medical history and currently prescribed medications during an initial consultation to ensure candidacy.
If you are taking blood thinners, you should stop taking them for several weeks before and after your spider vein treatment. It’s also key to have realistic expectations if you are considering the treatment.
Spider vein treatment is often performed on the legs, where they are commonly found, but the treatment is also successful at treating broken capillaries found on the face. Consultation is required.
What to expect
With the Nd:YAG 1064nm laser approach, we use precisely calculated pulses of laser energy, exactly directed to the vessel being treated. This causes the blood inside the vessel to heat up; causing the wall of the vessel to collapse. The vessel is reabsorbed naturally by your white blood cells. The skin surrounding the vessel is not affected by the treatment.
Spider vein treatment with the Lutronic Clarity II is a highly reliable means for ridding your body of the unsightly cosmetic concern. The Lutronic Clarity II laser system utilizes two unique technologies: IntelliTrak Technology and Temperature Sensing.
The IntelliTrak Technology ensures that your spider vein removal will be consistent as the energy is delivered at a constant speed, regardless of how quickly your treatment provider moves the handheld laser device. By incorporating the Temperature Sensing technology, your provider will be able to consistently measure your skin’s surface temperature levels, furthering the safety and efficacy of your spider vein treatment.