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We Offer Laser Skin Treatment for Spider-Veins in Toronto & Richmond Hill

LASER TREATMENT FOR SPIDER VEINS (TELANGIECTASIAS)

Telangiectasias are small, widened blood vessels on the skin, commonly know as spider veins. Spider veins are easily visible through the skin. They increase in frequency with age. An estimated 30% to 60% of adults have spider veins.  At Laser Skin Clinic we specialize in the laser treatment for spider veins.

Telangiectasis

Spider veins, also known as Telangiectasis are small, damaged veins that can occur on the legs or face. They are rarely uncomfortable or damaging, but some people may choose to treat them for cosmetic reasons.

Spider veins can be blue, purple, or red and can take the form of thin lines, webs, or branches. They’re sometimes known as “spider veins” because of their fine and weblike appearance. They are also known as thread veins by some people.

Telangiectasis are widespread in high-traffic locations (such as the lips, nose, eyes, fingers, and cheeks). They can cause discomfort and are unappealing to some people. Many people opt to have them taken out.

The vessel is removed by inflicting harm to it and pushing it to collapse or scar. This decreases the visibility of red marks or patterns on the skin.

While telangiectasia is normally harmless, it might be an indication of a serious condition. Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT), for example, is a rare genetic disorder that creates life-threatening telangiectasia. HHT-induced telangiectasia develop in critical organs such as the liver rather than the skin. They may explode, resulting in extensive bleeding (hemorrhages).

SYMPTOMS OF SPIDER VEINS (Telangiectasia)

Telangiectasis can be uncomfortable, but they aren’t usually dangerous, but some people don’t like the way they look. They appear gradually but can be exacerbated by health and beauty items that irritate the skin, such as abrasive soaps and sponges. Among the Symptoms are :
  • pain (related to pressure on venules)
  • itching
  • threadlike red marks or patterns on the skin
  The symptoms of HHT include:
  • frequent nosebleeds
  • port-wine stain birthmark
  • shortness of breath
  • seizures
  • small strokes
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TORONTO LASER TREATMENT FOR SPIDER VEINS

Laser treatment can be highly efficient in reducing the look of telangiectasia. Laser therapy is the most effective treatment for facial telangiectasia and broken capillaries since it is less invasive. It is frequently used to treat the face and neck, but it can also be used to treat other regions of the body. The laser targets the red blood cells in the vessel and induces thermal injury in the microscopic skin blood vessels, resulting in the sealing of the enlarged blood channels. This technique is not painful and has a quick recovery time.

How Does Laser Treatment Work?

Laser system uses a cooled hand-piece and a variety of energy levels to naturally remove visible spider and varicose veins. The process is non-invasive and leaves no scars because laser energy is used. During the first two days after the operation, you should expect some redness in the treated area. You may notice symptoms of improvement as soon as two weeks. If the veins resurface, you may require a follow-up treatment to permanently remove them.

What are the causes of Telangiectasia?

Telangiectasia’s actual cause is unknown. Several factors, according to researchers, may lead to the formation of telangiectasia. These factors could be hereditary, environmental, or a combination of the two. Most occurrences of telangiectasia are thought to be caused by long-term sun exposure or severe temperatures. This is because they typically form on the body where the skin is frequently exposed to sunlight and air. Other plausible explanations include:
  • Genetics\Aging 
  • Exposure to the sun and wind 
  • Blood vessel dilation medications 
  • Pregnancy or the pill as a method of contraception 
  • Dermatological trauma 
  • Incisions made during surgery 
  • Rosacea 
  • Acne 
  • Prolonged usage of corticosteroids, either orally or topically 

Q & A for Telangiectasia

Spider veins are a common source of cosmetic concern for patients. Many light-based modalities have proven effective in their treatment, including potassium titanyl phosphate (KTP) and pulsed dye lasers (PDLs) as well as intense pulsed light. However, although shorter wavelengths are often effective in treating class I oxygenated telangiectasias, they often cannot adequately treat the class II to III blue vessels that are located deeper in the dermis. Accordingly, the 1,064 nm (Nd:YAG) laser that is built into the Gentlemax Pro Plus™ has been proven to work effectively on spider veins. 

We use our Gentlemax Pro Plus™ laser to treat the spider veins on your face. The procedure heats up the veins and causes them to collapse, closing the blood vessels down.  The number of treatments required is usually 3, spaced 1-2 months

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