Sirene Med Spa & Wellness
Spider Veins Treatment
No one should feel uncomfortable inside their skin. However, spider veins can often be unsightly and make you feel unhappy about your skin’s appearance. At Sirene Med Spa and Wellness, we understand and sympathize with any lack of confidence that you might experience from the presence of spider veins on your legs, face, hands, or chest. That is why we are proud to offer advanced treatment options for spider vein removal so that you can feel confident and at peace with your body! Our friendly and professional staff, led by Dr. Lakshmi Palkurthi, would be delighted to provide these services to you.
What are spider veins, and what causes them?
Spider veins are a specific type of medical condition called venous insufficiency. They occur when the one-way valves inside the veins that allow blood to flow to the heart and prevent it from flowing backward malfunction. When this happens, blood begins to flow backward, and pool inside of the veins, and the resulting pressure causes the blood vessels to burst. Specific causes of spider veins include:
- Hormonal changes during puberty, pregnancy, and menopause
- Increased abdominal or facial pressure
- Previous blood clots
- Postmenopausal hormonal replacement
- Use of birth control medication
- Wearing girdles
- Working as a factory worker, hairstylist, nurse, teacher, or any other occupation that requires prolonged periods of standing
Do I have spider veins?
You might have spider veins if you see small clusters of veins, either red, blue, or purple. These clusters of veins have the appearance of a spider’s web, which is why they are called spider veins. They often appear in the legs, face, hands, and chest areas. Doctors generally consider spider veins to be a cosmetic issue, but they can cause some discomfort. If and when spider veins begin to evolve into varicose veins, and the veins start to bulge out of the skin or become painful, the condition is then classified as a medical issue and then requires medical attention.
How are spider veins treated?
There is a variety of different options to choose from for treating spider veins! Some of these options include sclerotherapy, laser therapy, and the use of compression stockings. At Sirene Med Spa and Wellness, Dr. Lakshmi Palakurthi uses laser therapy through the cutting-edge Aerolase Neo laser system to reduce spider veins! This state-of-the-art laser bypasses the epidermis to target specific skin tissues without affecting the outer layer. As such, this strategy virtually eliminates the risk of scarring! The laser light is attracted to the melanin, hemoglobin, and water within your skin. It sends a gentle pulse across the targeted area to heat the defective veins. This heating causes the blood within the vein to clot and eventually dry up. This method of spider vein removal is highly effective! According to a 2016 study, 72% of patients can expect substantial reduction of spider veins after four weeks after the first treatment, while 96% can expect to see great results three months after the second or third treatment. Most often, spider veins disappear completely after one to two treatment sessions.
Come to Sirene Med Spa and Wellness for any of your spider vein needs and experience our cutting-edge treatment options! We would love to hear from you. If you would like to book an appointment, you can either do so online or by giving us a call. You can find our clinic at 43700 Woodward Ave, Suite 202, in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Sirene Med Spa and Wellness is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, and also on Saturday from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM.