Are you troubled by the appearance of spider veins on your face or other areas of your body? Nicole Casavant, PA-C, of South Lake Medical Spa in Clermont, Florida, offers treatments that can help. Book a one-on-one consultation online or by phone today to explore how you can move beyond visibly damaged veins.
Spider veins get their name from their web-like appearance. They are small areas of damaged veins visible through your skin's surface. Spider veins are most commonly found on the legs but can also develop on your face or other areas of your body.
Your veins work to move deoxygenated blood back to your heart. They have tiny valves inside that ensure blood keeps flowing in one direction. When one or more of these valves becomes damaged, blood can pool in that section of the vein.
This causes the vein walls to bulge, and the darkened blood becomes visible through the skin. Spider veins can be red, blue, or purple. They are often smaller than the diameter of a quarter but can sometimes spread across a larger section of your skin. You can develop one or many spider veins.
Vasculaze® is a treatment laser that creates carefully controlled heat in the pigment giving spider veins their color. The laser passes through the outermost layers of your skin without causing damage but makes changes in the blocked veins.
This causes the veins to release trapped blood and collapse. Your body then eliminates the vein tissue through your lymphatic system. It takes a few weeks or longer for this process to occur, and you can watch as the spider veins slowly fade away.
Sclerotherapy is a treatment that injects a concentrated saline solution or a specially designed detergent directly into your spider veins to create carefully controlled damage within the vessels.
The chemical solution irritates the vein walls, creating minute scar tissue that causes the veins to collapse. Your body simply redirects the blood flow to healthy veins and processes the destroyed vein tissue. Over the next few weeks, your spider veins will slowly disappear.
Call the South Lake Medical Spa office today to schedule a visit if you’d like to explore sclerotherapy, Vasculaze, or other treatments for spider veins. Online booking is also an option and can be done anytime, day or night.