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Spider Vein Treatment FAQs
What exactly are spider veins?
While spider veins aren’t life threatening, they can be unsightly and plain irritating to look at. Normally veins circulate blood across the body and return it back to the heart. Sometimes an accumulation of blood in the veins creates a backflow and spider veins develop, creating a spider web effect on the face or legs. Extreme exposure to the sun can especially irritate the condition in the face.
Patients enjoy a more youthful appearance after spider veins are treated, which is a simple process done in our Birmingham, MI Med Spa. The treatment causes the spider veins to collapse under the skin’s surface and over time, completely disappear within the treatment area.
Why do people get spider veins?
Spider veins can affect an adult in any stage of life and are caused by a variety of factors including gender, medical history and genetics. Fair-skinned people who are exposed to a lot of sun have a greater risk of developing facial spider veins.
How do I prevent spider veins?
Genetic factors can play a role in developing spider veins. However, healthy blood circulation in the legs can be maintained with a well-balanced diet and routine exercise, which can help minimize the risk. For those who sit or stand all day, elevating the legs after long periods of inactivity or wearing compression hose can be beneficial. And wearing at least 30 SPF sunscreen when outdoors is always a good idea, especially for fair skinned people who are more prone to spider veins developing on their cheeks.
How dangerous are spider veins?
Spider veins are not to be feared. While they are unsightly, it’s rare for them to cause any serious health issues. That said, varicose veins are larger and can form agonizing blood clots or cause ulcers to form, especially around the ankles.
What’s the best way to treat spider veins?
The elimination of spider veins is considered to be a cosmetic treatment, so our staff individually evaluates each patient’s condition to ensure the most efficient and painless treatment option is recommended to deliver effective results. Our Birmingham, MI Med Spa offers Ellipse laser treatment and sclerotherapy, two popular and painless spider vein treatments.
Superficial spider veins in the face are usually treated using sclerotherapy, which injects the diseased vein with a salt-based solution that causes the vein’s lining to become irritated and gradually collapse. Any blood flow is naturally rerouted by the body to healthy veins and the spider vein disappears over time.
The Ellipse laser treatment causes surface spider veins to close down, collapse and gradually disappear from the legs or face. While this therapy may not be ideal for certain people, lasers are typically safe for most skin types.
A private consultation with Birmingham, MI board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali will reveal an individual’s specific condition and determine which of the two treatment options is most suitable.
Spider Vein Treatment – Birmingham, MI
Birmingham, MI board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali offers the absolute best, state-of-the-art technologies in removing spider veins. In addition to Sclerotherapy, we also offer Nordlys Ellipse IPL laser skin treatments.
Each spider vein treatment begins with a consultation with Doctor Ali. Treatments are selected and optimized to meet the specific needs of each client with the most innovative and comprehensive products and technologies.
Schedule a consultation – and then relax in our Birmingham, MI Med Spa, and get the gorgeous, vein-free bod you’ll love!