BODY TREATMENTS
Τelangiectasias
Details on Spider Veins
Skin spider veins are dilated capillaries, which, when localised on exposed skin sites, create an unsightly effect. They have a diameter of between 0.5 mm and 1 mm. Capillary vessels that "break" get blue or red colour and spread to the skin like spider web.

Where Are Spider Veins Found?
More than 4 out of 10 adults suffer from spider veins, both men and women, and the proportion increases in people with cellulitis and of course of normal aging. They often appear on the face and thighs of women and men, especially during periods of hormonal disorders, and may appear in the cervix, sternum, tibia, ankles and any other part of the body.
 
Why Do Spider Veins Occur?
Heredity and hormonal changes, such as menstruation and menopause, are the main causes leading to the appearance of spider veins. Often, "broken" vessels are presented for the first time during pregnancy and remain, to a lesser extent, post-pregnancy or occurring during childbirth. Prolonged stature, exposure to sun, smoking and obesity burden the condition as well as continuing sedentary life as blood does not circulate properly.

Spider Veins on the Face
Although usually small and limited in size, broken facial veins are a major blow to self-confident men and women. Although they usually prefer women, facial spider veins can appear in both sexes without exception.
As for the face, spider veins are located mainly under the eyelids, cheeks, around the nose, and the chin. These veins are believed to occur not due to inadequate venous circulation, as happens in the legs, but due to the collagen breakdown that may have various causes.

Extreme exposure to sunlight is a catalysing factor, especially in light-coloured skins. Infrared (UV) radiation causes premature photoaging, resulting in weakening the supporting structure of the veins. Of course, spider veins may also occur due to hereditary predisposition or result from rosacea, use of corticosteroids, pregnancy, menopause, estrogen therapy or various autoimmune diseases. In some cases, the appearance of spider veins may be the result of a sudden pull, as is often the case with waxing, tweezing, threading or shaving equipment.
Facial spider veins do not cause pain, although rarely they can cause a burning sensation. They are not a threat to the health of the individual, but they can drastically affect their self-confidence and psychology.

How Are Facial Spider Veins Treated?
Most people start treatment with special creams which, however, only act on the skin surface without visible results. They quickly find that this method is extremely inefficient and get disappointed.
The method of diathermoplixia is then used. This particular method, currently considered relatively obsolete for the treatment of spider veins, is based on the use of radio waves and allows the skin to be cut without almost any thermal disaster. This method has gradully become rejected, because the results offered are poor, and may occasionally leave scars on the face.
Sclerotherapy should be left at the same place. Even though this is a valuable ally against body's spider veins, it is inappropriate for the treatment of facial veins.
Nowadays, facial spider veins treatment is carried out with sophisticated selective photothermolysis laser, such as Nd: Yag. The high efficacy and excellent safety of the treatment is due to the selective elimination of the enlarged veins, while the surrounding normal skin remains intact. The veins are exposed to only half a millisecond in the radiation and the time is sufficient to "eliminate them" but small enough to destroy the surrounding normal skin.

Facial Spider Veins: Laser Treatment
The sophisticated ND-YAG laser featured at Dermatology & Cosmetics Lab, emits a focused beam of light, 1064 nm wavelength. One of its advantages is that it is only drawn by hemoglobin in the blood and thus heals spider veins without affecting the skin.
The laser penetrates and increases the temperature of the venules, causing the blood to coagulate in the safest way. The treated veins shrink, become less visible and eventually disappear. Each session can last from 15 to 20 minutes, depending on the case. One month after each treatment, a review is needed to assess the course of the results and the specialised doctors at Dermatology & Cosmetics Lab decide if they need a repeat session. The exact number of therapies depends on the extent of vascular damage and the response as to the treatment.
ND-YAG laser used at Dermatology & Cosmetics Lab is a completely painless and absolute safe method for the elimination of facial spider veins. When applied, the patient may simply feel a small pinch, and the potential erythema or swelling that may be created is absorbed immediately within just a few hours. This allows the patient to return to everyday life and activities directly after treatment. 

Vascular Lesions: Laser Treatment
Vascular lesions are conditions of the superficial veins of the skin which affect a large part of the population and, in addition to heredity, may be due to a variety of other factors, such as vascular wall conditions, injuries, excessive exposure to sunlight as well as to increased venous pressure in the area.
For the treatment of such skin vascular lesions, Dermatology & Cosmetics Lab uses the advanced ND-YAG laser that emits a focused light beam, wavelength 1064 nm. One of its benefits is that it is only drawn by hemoglobin in the blood and thus heals it without affecting the skin.
The laser penetrates and increases the temperature of the venules, causing the blood to coagulate in the safest way. The treated veins shrink, become less visible and eventually disappear. Each session can last from 15 to 20 minutes, depending on the case. One month after each treatment, a review is needed to assess the course of the results and the specialised doctors at Dermatology & Cosmetics Lab decide if they need a repeat session. The exact number of therapies depends on the extent of vascular damage and the response as to the treatment.
The state-of-the-art ND-YAG laser, as applied at Dermatology & Cosmetics Lab, is the ideal solution for dealing with vascular lesions such as:
  • Arachnoid angioma
  • Spider veins
  • Rosacea
  • Angioedema
  • Hemangiomas
Form Request
© 2019 Dermatology & Cosmetics Lab. All rights reserved. | Privacy Policy