The Creeping Tree Branches
Varicose veins are large, raised, swollen blood vessels that twist and turn through the skin, much like tree branches. They usually develop in the legs.
Spider veins are mini versions of varicose veins, often red, purple, and blue in colour, with the appearance of a spider web, hence the name. They can be found on legs, chest, or even face.
Heredity, overweight issues, pregnancy, and occupations that involve long hours of standing can cause varicose or veins.
What We Can Do
- Sclerotherapy – Injection to constrict the vessels, turning them into scar tissues and collapse, eventually fades with time
- Long pulsed Nd YAG laser
- Pulsed dye Laser
The Nd:Yag laser is the current laser of choice for treating leg veins!!
Port wine stain and hemangiomas
A Port Wine Stain is a collection of abnormally formed blood vessels (capillaries) in the skin, which results in a red mark that may have the colour of port wine. A Port Wine Stain in the skin around the eye, may be associated with increased pressure in the eye (glaucoma)
How does the laser work?
Laser and light treatment work by using heat to damage the abnormal blood vessels. This causes the blood vessel to close up and disintegrate after a few weeks, helping to shrink, fade, or possibly remove the problem.
One session is enough?
Most people will need several treatment sessions, though the exact number depends on several factors, including skin color, size, and location.