It’s Time To Laser Tag Your Spider Veins

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It’s Time To Laser Tag Your Spider Veins

Do you get bugged by the spider veins on your calves every time you wear a dress? With laser treatments, you can clean up the ‘cobwebs’ and elegantly flaunt your latest style.

It’s Time To Laser Tag Your Spider Veins

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Do not stow away your little black dresses just because you don’t want the spider veins on your legs to show. We know you have done everything under the sun – waxing, massages, toning, et al – to get your legs in shape. And the sprawling pink-blue-purple veins, right under your skin’s surface, are ruining your look and your confidence. It’s time to choose the right aesthetic treatment to get rid of spider veins and all the discomfort they are causing you. Our recommendation – Nd: YAG laser!

Spider veins are the thin, twisted veins that appear when blood pools under the skin’s surface. They can be red, blue or purple in colour, and are not particularly painful or obtrusive. However, they can cast a dampener on your aesthetics as they tend to surface on the calves, behind the knees and on the thighs. In some cases, they also appear on the face and arms. While women are generally affected by spider veins, there is certainly no gender bias there. Spider veins tend to aggravate with age and can eventually lead to varicose veins if left untreated.

Itchy, twitchy spider

In their early stage, spider veins are likely to be considered a cosmetic issue, but we recommend you get your condition evaluated. Spider veins are a result of the weakening of the valves in your leg veins, which causes blood to accumulate in the legs. They can cause aches in your legs, itchiness around the veins, nighttime leg cramps and heaviness in your lower limbs.

Women tend to suffer from spider veins more often than men and their condition can worsen due to obesity, pregnancy and age. Causes of spider veins include heredity, standing for long hours, hormonal fluctuations and trauma. Topical or oral medication rarely helps cure spider veins and the only feasible treatment options are massages, sclerotherapy and laser treatment.

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Sclerotherapy is a minimally invasive treatment that involves injecting medicine into the veins. Laser treatment with Nd: YAG lasers is by far the most effective and feasible way to get rid of spider veins.

What the Nd: YAG laser does is it deliver therapeutic laser energy to the targeted area, specifically the spider veins. Since it is a handheld device, it is easy to access any part of the body with it. As the laser penetrates the skin, it reaches the veins directly and lightens them over the course of the treatment. There is little or no risk of the skin getting affected by the laser or getting scarred.

Treating spider veins with Nd: YAG involves getting a consultation with a dermatologist or certified aesthetician. Each session lasts for around 30 minutes. During the treatment, you will notice flashes of white light and quick shots of hot pain that subside within moments. There might be some swelling or bruising. 

While there is no downtime to this treatment, there is a precautionary protocol to be followed:

1. Avoid strenuous workouts or exercises.

2. Avoid trauma to the site of treatment, which means rubbing, scratching or pricking that part.

3. No alcohol intake or smoking for 72 hours and 4 days respectively.

4. Avoid direct contact with sunlight and always wear sunscreen.

5. Pat your skin dry instead of rubbing it after a shower.

6. Avoid make-up on the treated areas for 24 hours.

7.  It is advisable to rest your legs (in case legs are being treated) by propping them up and not straining them much.

8. Consult the doctor with regard to medication, especially aspirin.

While the treatment does not require any preps on your part, it is best to have a detailed conversation with your doctor or the technician handling the device to understand safety protocol and post-treatment care.

The Nd: YAG laser treatment is the safest method to get rid of spider veins, as long as it is administered by a certified practitioner. You may see swelling and redness at the site of the treatment, which will eventually subside. In case of scabbing, consult the doctor immediately as it might lead to infection. As Nd: YAG is a laser device, it is important to cover your eyes during the treatment. The number of sittings required will depend on your diagnosis. However, successive treatments are six weeks apart, allowing time for the skin to recover.

Don’t let a seemingly harmless skin condition escalate into a vascular problem. Get your spider veins treated with Nd: YAG laser therapy and don’t compromise on your lifestyle.

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