Spider veins look similar to varicose veins but smaller. They are typically blue or red and much closer to the skin's surface. They have short, irregular lines and look like spider webs which is why they're called spider veins. Spider veins can be found on the legs as well as the face.
What Causes Spider Veins
Varicose veins and spider veins are caused when the valves in the veins become weak or damaged. As you already know, it is the job of your heart to pump blood filled with nutrients and oxygen into the entire body through the arteries. It is the responsibility of the veins to then carry the blood back to the heart.
To push blood from your lower body back to your heart against gravity, your leg muscles will help. There are valves in your veins that prevent blood from flowing back down. Should these valves become damaged, blood accumulates due to leakage back into the veins. The backed up blood is what enlarges the veins
How to Treat Spider Veins?
Glo Beauty offers two treatment options for spider veins:
- Formatk Vascular Lesion High Power Pulse Light
To treat spider veins on your legs, a high-power pulse light heats up blood vessels and ultimately destroys them. These veins are then reabsorbed by the veins over time, causing them to disappear.
- Lamelle Purifying Facial
To treat facial spider veins as well as acne inflamed skin, Glo Beauty recommends the Lamelle purifying facial. For impressive results, this treatment is recommended once a month.
Glo Beauty is a laser clinic in Pretoria that offers various treatments for unsightly skin issues. No need to show off your scars when you can easily get rid of them. Book your treatment session at Glo Beauty today!