Veins carry deoxygenated blood back to our heart. In our legs, blood is collected in the superficial veins, just below the skin surface, and delivered to deeper veins that run within our calf muscles. The muscular action of our calves helps to pump the blood against the force of gravity towards the heart. One-way valves inside the veins prevent the blood from travelling backwards.
If these valves fail to close properly, blood pools in the superficial veins. Over time, the affected veins distend with blood (become ‘varicose’). Varicose veins are knobbly, twisted and darkish-blue in appearance, Our laser vein removal treats this problem.
Spider veins are like varicose veins, but smaller and closer to the surface of the skin. They are often red or blue and can look like tree branches or spider webs. They are mostly found on a person’s legs or face. They may cover a small or large area.
We do not know the causes of varicose veins and spider veins. However, in many cases, they run in families. Women seem to get the problem more often than men. Changes in oestrogen levels in a woman’s blood may have a role in the development of varicose veins. Such hormonal changes occur during puberty, pregnancy, breastfeeding and menopause.
Factors that may increase your risk of developing varicose veins include:
Our Laser therapy vein removal treatment is a great alternative to sclerotherapy procedure which is commonly performed for removing veins and also which involves the use of a needle. At Laser Image Specialist we tend to stay away from needles as we understand over half of individuals find needles discomforting.
Our focus is the use of our developed laser technology being our Intense Pulse Light (IPL) therapy. We have found this laser to effectively remove spider veins which the IPL delivers a pulse of different bands of light to its targeted areas.
The focused beam ultimately heats and damages the affected blood vessel, which will eventually fade.
The number of treatments needed will depend on the condition of the area. There are some minor potential side effects an individual may have including, minor redness or swelling around the area treated, blisters in some rare cases, scarring.
If you would like to know more about this treatment please don’t hesitate to Contact Us via our contact page or call 9388 8828 for a consultation 🙂