Wave Goodbye to Unsightly Veins
At CHIC Med-Aesthetic Clinics we can take care of your unsightly veins, whether on the face or legs, in two ways; laser vein treatment or sclerotherapy. Our latest technology laser equipment along with our highly experienced and internationally qualified doctors will certainly give you the best results. The first step is simply contacting us for your initial consultation, where we will discuss which treatment suits you most, what is a realistic and achievable outcome, and what to expect from your treatment.
What are unsightly veins?
Unsightly veins (telangiectasias, also known as spider veins) are small purple to red blood vessels that can develop anywhere in the body but most commonly seen on the face around the nose, cheeks and chin. They are also often visible on the leg, mainly on the upper thigh, ankle or feet. The cause is unknown, but heredity plays a strong role in the development of this condition. Spider veins are progressive, and usually increase in number and visibility with age.
How can laser treat these veins?
The 1064nm Nd:YAG laser is used in this circumstance to reduce the presence of small spider leg and deeper facial veins.
The 1064nm wavelength penetrates through the skin and the energy from this laser is absorbed by the haemoglobin in the leg/facial veins and closes it down. Note that only spider leg veins and not varicose veins are treatable with laser. It generally takes 1 to 3 treatments spaced at monthly intervals to improve the appearance of leg/facial veins. Some of these veins disappear immediately during treatment, while some will be partially disrupted and take a few weeks to reduce.
What is sclerotherapy and how is it performed?
Sclerotherapy effectively treats small varicose and spider veins. It’s often considered the treatment of choice for small varicose veins. Sclerotherapy involves injecting a solution directly into the vein. The sclerotherapy solution causes the vein to scar and collapse, forcing blood to reroute through healthier veins. The collapsed vein is reabsorbed into local tissue and eventually fades. Sclerotherapy is performed using a very fine needle and is typically nearly painless. It is a simple “in and out” procedure that requires very little downtime. Sclerotherapy usually requires two to four treatments in order to achieve optimal results. These treatments are performed four to six weeks apart and last for approximately thirty minutes. After treatment, one may generally expect a sixty to ninety percent improvement in veins’ appearance.