Varicose veins and spider veins can make you feel self-conscious about the appearance of your skin, but there are treatments that can help. Medical Spa NP offers IPL treatments and injected medications to help men and women in Lancaster, Ohio, move beyond unsightly varicose and spider veins. Schedule a visit by phone today to get started.
Your blood vessels are normally not visible through your skin, but there are conditions that can cause them to bulge, twist, and darken in color. Larger visible veins are called varicose veins.
Your veins work to transport deoxygenated blood from your extremities back to your heart. Because they are moving blood “uphill,” your veins have a series of tiny valves to prevent blood from flowing backward.
Those valves can fail, allowing blood to backflow in a portion of a vein. This causes the vein walls to swell, and the trapped blood coagulates and darkens. This is why you can sometimes see your veins through your skin.
Spider veins are smaller clusters of malfunctioning veins. Like varicose veins, they can be red, blue, or purple in color. Varicose veins usually develop on your legs. Spider veins can also occur on your legs, but are very common on the face, a condition called facial telangiectasias.
You can treat facial telangiectasias in several different ways. Laser therapy, IPL photofacials, and a medical device called a HyfrecatorⓇ can all lessen the appearance of facial spider veins in an in-office setting with no downtime.
Intense pulsed light, or IPL treatments, can reduce the appearance of varicose and spider veins. The process delivers pulses of different wavelengths of light into the deeper layers of your skin.
That light is absorbed by the pigment in your swollen blood vessels. The light is converted into heat, which damages the vein walls and causes them to collapse. The trapped blood is released and processed through your lymphatic system.
It can take multiple treatments to achieve optimal results, depending on the size of your malfunctioning veins and how your body responds to treatment.
Asclera is a medication that works to alter the tissue within the targeted veins. It’s a great way to address enlarged veins and is a good treatment option for men and women who don’t want to pursue laser treatments at Medical Spa NP.
When injected into a malfunctioning vein, Asclera works to increase blood clotting and help scar tissue form. This reduces vein dilation, which helps veins move away from your skin.
Treatments take very little time and are not painful. You wear a special compression garment after your appointments to prevent blood clots in the treatment area. It may take more than one treatment to eliminate visible veins.
If you’re ready to say goodbye to unsightly varicose or spider veins, call Medical Spa NP for vein treatments to schedule a visit today.