Spider Veins / Small Leg Veins

What are Spider Veins and Varicose Veins?

When the capillaries or veins just below the skin surface become damaged and dilate, they creates blotchiness or spider like veins across your legs. Spider veins are red, but over time they can become painful and unattractive varicose veins.

 

At Bayside Cosmetic Medicine Clinic, we offer permanent laser treatments to target spider veins and restore the beautiful, smooth contours of your skin. Say goodbye to discomfort or having to hide spider veins or varicose veins with our efficient and effective treatments.

What is the Cause of Spider Veins on My Legs?

Spider veins are common in men and women and are characterised by their red colouration and branch-like appearance. They can form as a single vein or a cluster on the thighs and the back of the legs.

There are many reasons for the formation of spider veins, including:

  • Genetics – Spider veins can be hereditary and result from the pooling of blood due to faulty venous valves. Retrograde blood flow can also be responsible for the development of spider veins that evolve into varicose veins.
  • Standing for Long Periods – Blood can begin to pool in the leg when we stand for too long.
  • Pregnancy – Most pregnant women develop spider veins because the higher levels of progesterone and the growing baby cause the slower return of blood to the heart. This leads to dilation and pooling of blood.

The Signs and Symptoms of Varicose Veins

When spider veins are not treated, they can transform into varicose veins. Spider veins are thin, red capillaries, while varicose veins are broader and turn blue to purple. When you spend a long time sitting down, varicose veins can cause discomfort and heaviness when you stand up.

 

How to Prevent Spider Veins or Varicose Veins

 

There are steps you can take to prevent spider veins or varicose veins; however, genetic factors may predispose you to getting spider veins and varicose veins.

 

Here are a few things you can do to prevent the formation of spider veins and varicose veins:

 

Wear Compression Stockings

A compression stocking offers support when you have to stand for long periods. It can reduce pressure and help prevent the blood vessels from dilating or becoming damaged.

 

Try Low Heel Shoes

Surprisingly, low heel shoes are a great way to encourage the full rolling movement of your feet and activate the muscles in your legs. This will strengthen the pumping action of blood back to the heart.

 

Perform Regular Exercise

Maintain a healthy weight and cardiovascular system with regular exercise. It also encourages the proper function of the blood capillaries.

How are Spider Veins and Varicose Veins Treated?

One of the best ways to get rid of spider veins and varicose veins is with our targeted laser treatments. At Bayside Cosmetic Medicine Clinic, our specialist skin therapists and doctors offer individualised laser treatments that can ease any discomfort. Our treatments also help you recover quickly so you can return to your regular activities.

 

Bayside Cosmetic Medicine Clinic uses the Cutera Excel V Laser to treat spider veins and varicose veins up to 2mm in diameter. We take care to target the problem blood vessels and help you achieve smoother skin free from discoloration and discomfort.

 

Our skin and laser specialists will assess your needs and advise on the number of treatments you will need to get rid of red and blue blood vessels. Depending on the type of veins, you may require more than one session to achieve the outcome you desire. Our laser treatments are spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart. This will allow the targeted vessels to be reabsorbed into the body during this period. Treatment can take 10 minutes in-office and is a non-invasive procedure.

Will Spider Veins Return Once Treated?

Laser therapy to treat spider veins and varicose veins produces permanent results; however, genetic and lifestyle factors can place you at risk of the vessels returning or of developing new red, purple and blue veins.

Contact Us for an Appointment

Give us a call, and we will schedule an assessment to help you overcome unsightly and uncomfortable spider veins and varicose veins in your legs.

Call us today!

We recommend a consultation at the clinic with one of our highly trained specialists for an individualised skin plan to give you the radiant skin that you have been longing for