Spider veins are those tiny, unwanted visible veins that mar the surface of your skin. While they most often appear as you get older, they can really appear at any point of your life due to genetics, hormonal changes and your lifestyle. If your parents had visible veins, you have a high likelihood of having them yourself as well. However, just because you notice visible veins appearing on your skin does not mean that you have to learn to live with them for the rest of your life. At Lougheed Laser Centre, we provide a variety of spider vein removal treatments for fading these veins away depending on the size of the veins and their location on your body.
Spider veins are sometimes called telangiectasias and appear as web-like patterns of tiny lines on your skin. They frequently appear on the legs in circular patterns. However, they may also appear on your arms, face or nearly anywhere else. These veins become visible because of blood buildup in them. As the veins age, the valves within them may also change, becoming weaker and not closing as they should. This allows blood to back up in the veins, making the veins appear more visible when they are close to the skin. While spider veins are mainly a cosmetic nuisance, they may signal more concerning venous issues that should be checked. Without proper treatments, these veins could eventually turn into more concerning, uncomfortable veins.
Spider vein removal treatments can be placed into two different categories. The first category includes noninvasive treatments that do not affect the surface of the skin at all. Therefore, they are incredibly safe and should leave no marks behind. At Lougheed Laser Centre, we typically use non-invasive treatments for the tiny spider veins that appear on the face. We will help you choose the right treatment based on the appearance of your veins. If you have spider veins on your legs, we frequently choose sclerotherapy. This is a minimally-invasive spider vein removal treatment.
We can help you say goodbye to your visible spider veins forever at Lougheed Laser Centre. Wherever your visible veins are and whatever size they are, our specialized treatments in Burnaby will help fade them away and give you clear, beautiful skin. Whether you live in Burnaby, Coquitlam, Vancouver, Port Moody, or the surrounding area, contact us today to schedule a consultation!