Spider veins are small veins that are blue, purple or red in colour and are found close to the surface of the skin. There are many reasons as to why spider veins form including hormones, heredity, weight gain, trauma, certain medications and prolonged standing to name a few. Using Laser energy we are able to specifically target blood in the skin without causing any damage to surrounding tissues. The laser energy is absorbed by the blood inside the veins, heating up the vessel wall, which collapses and then dissolves.
Sclerotherapy can be used to treat varicose and spider veins. This treatment involves injecting a solution directly into the vein. The sclerotherapy solution causes the vein to scar, forcing blood to reroute through healthier veins. The collapsed vein is reabsorbed into local tissue and eventually fades. After the treatment, veins tend to fade within a few weeks, however in some cases it may take a month to see the full results. In some instances, several sclerotherapy treatments may be needed.
Compression stockings are specially designed to apply pressure to your lower legs, which helps maintain blood flow and reduce discomfort and swelling. The stockings can be prescribed to treat blood clots, as the compression helps move the blood through the veins. They can also be used to treat varicose veins. Patients with varicose veins often experience itching, swelling, and fatigue in their legs. By helping with circulation, compression stockings can relieve these symptoms, and allow patients to be active longer. Compression stockings come in various sizes, lengths and colours. They’re also available with different strengths of compression.