Spider veins can appear in various parts of the body, with the face being among the most common. While they seldom create any health risks, they can have a significant effect cosmetically when they become visible through the skin. They are similar to varicose veins in that the pressure that is put on the walls of the vessels from blood that is pooling inside causes them to enlarge. Varicose veins, however, can increase the likelihood for other health problems and happen in larger veins. Spider veins happen in those smaller capillaries that branch off of the veins and arteries in order to make sure all tissue receives an adequate supply of oxygen.
Spider veins can also develop after some sort of trauma impacts the skin. Activities like scrubbing the skin too hard over time can also increase the chances that they will form. Other individuals will find that the tendency to develop spider veins runs in the family.
Due to the negative effect they have on appearance, spider veins are frequently treated to make them disappear. If you have the condition, you may want to have a talk with our team at About Face Medical Aesthetics about Elos Plus® treatments.
Elos Plus® is a treatment that is enjoying increased popularity among doctors and patients alike because it combines the best features from two widely-used procedures in order to maximize the benefit while minimizing side effects. The treatment combines radiofrequency treatment with laser or impulse light therapy to enable doctors to more precisely pinpoint the targeted areas so that the surrounding tissue is left undisturbed.
Traditional radiofrequency treatments are delivered when a small catheter is inserted into the vein and the radiofrequency energy heats up the vein and causes it to collapse and seal off. IPL, or intense pulsed light treatments, use pulses of high-energy concentrated light beams that are directed at the veins in question. Lasers operate in a similar fashion. Both are designed to have minimal effect on tissue other than what is being targeted.
Elos Plus® treatments can remove spider veins and help with other skin conditions as well. The treatments stimulate the creation of collagen and elastin deep within the skin to help restore it to its more youthful look. Since the treatments only affect the targeted areas beneath the skin, very little discomfort is experienced by patients receiving the treatments. After the therapy, patients can resume their regular activities immediately.
If you are struggling because of the psychological impact that spider veins can have on your appearance, or you simply don’t like the way they look, you should talk to the team of professionals at About Face Medical Aesthetics in Stratham. You may be pleasantly surprised when you find out more about Elos Plus® treatments. Contact us today to schedule a consultation to learn more.