Spider veins are a problem many people will have to deal with in their lives. They cause cosmetic problems and sometimes even discomfort. You can live with spider veins or you can have them removed with the Sciton Halo Laser. Read on to find out more about this condition and how spider vein treatment can combat it.
What are Spider Veins?
Spider veins, or varicose veins, are caused when the veins lose the power to effectively transport the blood. The veins then become enlarged or twisted. This causes blood to pool up in the veins, increasing vein visibility and sometimes causing discomfort. The most common place that spider veins appear are in the legs and the hands.
Signs and Symptoms
You may have acute varicose veins and not even realize. Here are some of the early symptoms of varicose veins:
- Heavy legs
- Aching legs
- Restless leg syndrome
One or more of these symptoms can be present without any visible signs of spider veins. When the problem has existed for an extended period of time veins will be visible under the skin.
Spider veins are usually relatively harmless, aside from discomfort and aesthetic changes. However, varicose veins can sometimes lead to more complicated issues. Blood clots are a possibility. Skin conditions can also appear for many people. Venous ulcers could result in the development of a carcinoma as well.
About the Sciton Halo Laser
Sciton has created the world’s first hybrid laser with their halo laser. It is the perfect balance between non-ablative and ablative results. The laser combines a nonablative wavelength and an ablative erbium wavelength. Prior to the Sciton Halo Laser, these two wavelengths were always used separately for different procedures. Sciton has combined the two to give life-changing results in the form of an ideal spider vein treatment.
You don’t have to live hiding your legs or being embarrassed by the visible veins in your hands. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Lux: A Medical Spa. At our office in Bluffton, SC, our caring and dedicated team of professionals will be pleased to explain the spider vein treatment process in greater detail, as well as the benefits of the Sciton Halo Laser. Contact us today to set up your consultation – we look forward to speaking with you!