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Spider Vein Treatments

Why Dr Watson recommends vascular laser for SpiderVeins.

What are spider veins?

If you have Spider veins, you are definitely not alone.

Spider veins are broken veins which are clusters of tiny blood vessels that develop close to the surface of the skin.  These red or purple veins can appear anywhere on the body, but most common on the thighs, calves, ankles, behind the knees and even on the face.  Most are completely harmless and asymptomatic, but can leave people feeling self-conscious. Studies show that spider veins can be more visibly ageing than lines and wrinkles, leading many people to take action.

While spider veins are often confused with varicose veins, they are quite different. Varicose veins  are swollen, twisted, larger  blood vessels  that are often  visible above the skin – most common on the legs and feet.  They  can cause symptoms such as heaviness, aching, swelling, throbbing, itching, leg  fatigue, night cramps and restless legs.


What are some causes of Spider veins?

There are various causes as to why some people have Spider veins.  Some are hereditary  and are  more common as you get older.  Other reasons are being on your feet all day, leading an active lifestyle, or a genetic predisposition can cause you to develop broken blood vessels on your legs.

Facial spider veins  on the  nose, chin  and cheeks may be due to excessive sun exposure, excessive alcohol intake.

Poor circulation and damaged capillaries can be attributed to many factors such as being overweight, smoking  and lack of exercise.

Define Laser & Cosmetic Clinic has the solution.

While Sclerotherapy is more common, Dr Watson believes the smaller, finer veins respond well to vascular laser treatment.

Ensuring superb patient care as a precedence, Dr Watson has extensive experience and offers the latest technology for non surgical spider vein treatment.  He uses the GentleMax Pro laser, which is very safe to use.

The treatment is quick, comfortable and effective. The Gentle Max Pro laser energy, targets the hemoglobin in red blood cells and reducing  the unwanted spider veins .  He recommends  6 week intervals between treatments.

Some may experience some mild discomfort due to the heat pulse,  however there is a cooling device which provides comfort and assists to protect the skin.

In most cases spider veins can be permanently removed, however Dr Watson recommends touch-ups once or twice a year for maintenance purposes.

Dr Watson offers a free consultation to educate you on the process and assess the areas affected, as well the recommendation of how many treatments will be required.