Why you Get Visible Veins & What you can do to Treat them
Pronounced Tel-en-jee-ek-tazia, (don’t let the pronunciation put you off) -
We’re talking about the leg and facial veins that appear on the surface of your skin.
From your ankles to legs; nose & cheeks, for some people these purple, red or blue veins can really impact their self confidence. They can distract from a clear smooth complexion which can be aging, making you look flustered and unhealthy.
"So what are these spider vein patterns on my legs and cheeks?"
Often appearing like spider webs or tree branches, this is a network of dilated blood vessels which can pop up on the surface of your skin, especially as you age or the blood vessel network is under additional pressure.
Leg Vessels known as spider veins can appear due to prolonged standing or sitting which has compromised the circulation, hormonal changes, or even pregnancy can also have an impact on these. On the other hand, facial telangiectasia, commonly known as 'broken' blood vessels, can be caused by factors like rosacea, sun exposure, alcohol consumption, or even just your genetic makeup.
Caucasian skin is more likely to suffer with these due to the contrast of pigment visible but anyone can have these visible veins appear.
How can i manage them?
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle with a balanced diet and regular exercise can help improve overall blood circulation. Lymphatic massage and techniques such as body brushing can also act as preventative measures to an extent.
Protecting your skin from excessive sun exposure by using sunscreen can protect the skins barrier from becoming damaged.
However, once you have visible vessels, only a targeted treatment such as Laser Therapy has been clinically tested to produce fantastic results.
How does Laser Help Telangiectasia?
Laser therapy is one of the most effective treatment options for telangiectasia it is non invasive, with no downtime, making it the best option available for most people.
Here’s how it works:
1. Selective Photthermolysis: The Laser emits a specific wavelength of light that is absorbed by the hemoglobin in the blood vessels, causing the blood to coagulate and the vessel to collapse.
2. Targeted Heating: This process damages the lining of the blood vessel, leading to its eventual closure.
3. Body's Natural Healing Response: Following the treatment, the body's natural healing processes work to remove the damaged blood vessels. Over time, the treated vessels are reabsorbed and eliminated, leading to a reduction in the appearance of telangiectasia.
4. Specific Laser Types: Different types of lasers may be used depending on the size, location, and depth of the blood vessels being targeted. Our YAG laser is specifically developed and tested for the use of treating telangiectasia.
5. Number of Sessions: The number of treatment sessions required may vary depending on the extent of the telangiectasia and the response of the individual's skin to the treatment. Multiple sessions usually 1-4 might be needed to achieve optimal results.
6. Post-Treatment Care: After undergoing laser treatment, guidance should be followed, simple aftercare includes avoiding sun exposure and avoiding activity which raises the body temperature for the immediate period after.
If you are concerned your telangiectasia is linked to a wider health issue we always advise you speak with your doctor before you seek laser or other treatment.
We only use the best Laser technology developed by Lynton Lasers which are clinically tested effective on telangiectasia and we are a member of the British Medical Laser Association so speak to us today on how we can restore your skins natural beauty.