People often develop twisted and enlarged veins on their thighs, legs, and calves. These veins are typically blue or red, and affect your body’s aesthetics.
The veins appear on superficial skin due to the disturbance in the blood flow; sometimes, they may also cause pain.
Fortunately, Laser Skin Care Clinic Dubai has several spider veins treatment options to help you get rid of these enlarged veins. These treatments eliminate the chances of pain and help you achieve a flawless body!
- Varicose veins are twisted and enlarged veins that appear on the surface of your skin.
- Spider veins are similar to varicose veins but smaller in size.
- A faulty vein valve leads to varicose and spider veins.
- Treatment options include Sclerotherapy, Laser treatment, Catheter-assisted procedures, and Endoscopic vein surgery.
- Through these treatments, the appearance of these veins can be reduced on your face and legs.
What Are Varicose Veins?
Varicose means twisted; varicose veins are twisted and enlarged blood vessels that may appear on any body part. Veins on the legs and feet are more prone to this condition since more pressure is applied to them while standing, walking, and running.
Veins closer to the skin’s surface are more prone to this skin condition.
These veins may appear as blue or dark purple blood vessels.
What Are Spider Veins?
Spider veins are similar to varicose veins but smaller in size, and their color is often red or blue. They appear closer to the skin surface, and their appearance is in the form of a spider’s web.
Spider veins usually affect the capillaries, the smallest blood vessels of the body, and they commonly appear on the face as well as the legs.
Difference Between Varicose and Spider Veins
The main difference between Spider and Varicose veins is their appearance and size.
Varicose veins are raised, enlarged blood vessels that are twisted and appear beneath the skin. On the other hand, Spider veins are superficial blood vessels that are smaller in size.
While spider veins and varicose veins are usually painless, they can cause discomfort, itching, or burning in some individuals.
Causes Of Varicose and Spider Veins
The most common causes of varicose veins include faulty valves and walls of the veins.
A faulty valve in the veins prevents blood flow. Veins are responsible for carrying deoxygenated blood from the body back to your heart, while arteries carry blood from the heart to the body. The valves in the veins ensure that this two-way procedure is performed smoothly.
When taking the blood back to the heart, the veins have to work against gravity, and a faulty valve leads to the backflow of blood. This blood pools in the veins, which causes them to stretch or twist.
The following factors may trigger Spider and Varicose Veins
- Age– The risk of these veins increases with age.
- Gender – Women are more prone to varicose and spider veins due to hormonal factors.
- Pregnancy – The increased blood volume, hormonal changes, and pressure from the growing uterus during pregnancy might increase the likelihood of varicose veins.
- Family history – If one of your family members had a spider or varicose veins, you are likely to develop them as well.
- Weight – Being overweight puts more pressure on your veins, which may lead to spider veins.
Symptoms Of Varicose and Spider Veins
The signs and symptoms of varicose veins and spider veins that may appear without pain include
- The color of veins can change to dark purple, blue, or red.
- The appearance of veins changes. They look twisted or bulged.
Symptoms of varicose veins that may appear with pain include
- Burning, throbbing, swelling in lower legs, and muscle cramping.
- The pain in the legs increases after sitting or standing for a long.
- Itching in one or more veins.
- Skin discoloration around the affected veins.
Treatment Options For Spider and Varicose Veins
There are various varicose veins treatment options. Each treatment comes with its pros and cons. You might choose the most appropriate treatment for you after a consultation with our experts at Laser Skin Care Clinic Dubai.
Some treatment options for Varicose and Spider veins include
Sclerotherapy Sclerotherapy is effective in treating both spider veins and small varicose veins.
The practitioner injects a sclerotherapy solution into the affected vein during the treatment. This solution causes scarring in the vein, forcing the blood to reroute through a healthier vein.
The collapsed vein is reabsorbed into local tissue and eventually fades away. It may take a few weeks for the treated veins to fade away.
In Laser treatment for varicose veins, laser energy is delivered to the affected vein. This energy heats the vein and closes it. Once the vein is closed, it gradually fades away without leaving any mark on the skin.
Catheter-Assisted procedures using Radio-frequency or Laser Energy
Catheter-assisted procedures for varicose veins involve using a tube (Catheter) that is inserted into the affected vein.
The tip of the catheter is heated using radiofrequency or laser energy.
As the catheter is pulled out, the heat closes the vein, which eventually disappears.
Ambulatory phlebectomy for spider veins is a procedure in which micro punctures are caused in the affected area to remove superficial veins. It is an outpatient procedure that involves minimal scarring. This procedure is usually preferred for larger varicose veins.
Venalseal uses a medical glue to close the affected veins. The glue holds the walls of veins and redirects the blood flow to other healthy veins. The inactive veins will be absorbed by your body, and they will disappear on their own.
It is a minimally invasive procedure that can be performed on an outpatient basis. The treatment requires less recovery time and is much more comfortable.
Endovenous Laser Ablation
Endovenous Laser ablation also called endovenous laser treatment (EVLT), uses the application of heat to seal the abnormal veins. A laser fiber is placed into the affected vein with the help of a small cut in the skin, the area is then numbed with the help of anesthesia.
Once the area is numbed, the fiber is activated, which generates heat to close the veins.
Endovenous laser ablation is also considered varicose veins surgery.
Compression therapy for spider veins works by compressing the veins to keep them collapsed and empty of blood. This leads to decreased venous pressure on the affected veins, thereby reducing their appearance on the skin.
Endovenous Thermal Ablation
This is another effective method to get rid of varicose veins. The procedure is performed with the help of laser or radio frequency waves to seal off the veins. As the name suggests, the procedure involves the use of heat to seal the veins. As the vein is closed off, it is gradually reabsorbed by the body, reducing the appearance of varicose veins.
Varicose Vein Stripping and Ligation
It is a surgical procedure to remove veins in your legs. Vein ligation involves the tying of the affected vein to prevent blood flow. After this, vein stripping is performed to remove the vein from your body. Once the procedure is completed, the healthy veins of your body take the blood flow of the affected vein to ensure smooth blood flow to your legs.
Endoscopic Vein Surgery
Endoscopic vein surgery is performed with the help of a small camera on a tiny tube. The tube consists of a surgical device at the end of the tube to close the vein The practitioner inserts the tube into the vein through a small incision onto your skin.
After the treatment, you may return to your routine activities within a couple of weeks.
Before and After Results of Varicose and Spider Veins Treatment
The Spider Vein Laser Treatment in Dubai delivers the best results. It carefully removes spider veins’ appearance without damaging the skin or any other body part.
How to avoid spider veins?
Avoiding spider veins is possible through continuous movement. While regular exercise to improve circulation can reduce the risk of developing spider veins, it’s important to note that there are many other factors, such as genetics and hormonal changes, that can also contribute to their development.
Patients can easily avoid spider veins by
- Using stockings.
- Changing lifestyle habits.
- Not standing for a long time.
- Maintaining a healthy weight.
- Maintaining blood circulation.
However, if none of these work, then Spider Veins Treatment Dubai can be performed to get rid of varicose and spider veins.
Cost of Spider Veins Treatment
The Spider Veins Treatment price varies from patient to patient. It happens because the price depends on variable factors. The cost of Spider and Varicose Veins Treatment in Dubai varies not just based on the clinic’s pricing policy, but also on the complexity of the case, the expertise of the practitioner, and the specific treatment method used.
If you want to learn more about this treatment and its price, contact an expert doctor or a reputable clinic, such as Laser Skin Care Clinic.
Schedule a Consultation
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