Say “Goodbye” to unsightly veins!
Nd Yag is the laser treatment we offer at Face Plus Medispa to treat the following veins:
Cherry or spider angina veins
Telangiectasia: Also known as, spider veins are a condition which widens tiny blood vessels causing thread like red lines or patterns in the skin. Spider veins form on the face and body and are not life-threatening, but it may be sign of a serious illness.
The exact cause of telangiectasia is not known. Researchers believe there could be several causes that contribute including, genetic, environmental or a combination of both.
Studies have shown the Nd Yag laser constitutes a fast, safe and efficient therapeutic modality for the treatment of Telangiectasia.
Reticular veins: Also known as blue veins or feeder veins, are smaller than a varicose vein but can have a ropy appearance. The most common cause of reticular veins weak or damaged small valves in the vein. Blood backs up in the veins, causing tiny veins on the skins surface to dilate and become visible.
Contributing factors include genetics, age, weight, hormonal changes, pregnancy, long periods of standing or sitting and climate. Australians experience greater sun exposure and are more prone to reticular veins.
These veins do not bulge and mainly appear on the back of the leg and most commonly around the knee. Reticular veins can only be treated with Nd Yag if they are attached to the Telangiectasia vein (spider). To be able to treat the reticular vein it must be no larger than 3.5mm in size.
Cherry angiomas veins: are “cherry red” small domes, made up of a cluster of capillaries that most often grow on the torso, arms, legs and shoulders.
They are most commonly found on people aged 30 and older, with one studying noting that 75% of people over the age of 75 years of age have them.
The exact cause is unknown but they have been linked to pregnancy, exposure to chemicals, medical conditions and climate.
Other than for cosmetic reasons they are often removed on areas that are easily bumped, as bleeding can occur is the angioma is scratched, rubbed or cut open.
Immediately following an Nd Yag your Laser Specialist will be looking for one of three indicators of a successful treatment:
1. The vein will dissipate
2. The vein will darken, this darkening can take up to 2 weeks to fade
3. The vein will go blue or grey
Nd Yag is a proven and safe laser to treat these types of unsightly veins.
A minimum of three treatments are required to see a permanent result.
If these types of veins are left untreated they may grow in size.
For a consultation with one of our experienced dermal therapists:
Call: 02 8897 0000
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