You can find your veins in the nooks and crannies of your wrists, elbows, and ankles, and that’s expected. However, some spider veins sometimes start to appear in some areas despite having thicker skin. Removing these spider veins is difficult, but thanks to Lumecca laser technology, it can be made simpler and more accessible. Before we dive into the treatment, it will help you understand the causes of spider veins and how you can avoid them in the future.
What Are Spider Veins?
Veins running all over your body are natural, but what’s unnatural is when they start to bulge. When these veins start popping up, we call these spider veins. Typically, these veins have a purple, red, or dark blue-greenish color, and they tend to look similar to interconnected spider webs or roots. While these spider veins aren’t dangerous, nor are they typically symptoms of any illnesses, women don’t prefer them. Many women consider these veins unsightly, preventing them from wearing certain outfits. They hide away spider veins by wearing clothing that covers more skin. Spider veins may also cause minor discomfort in rare cases, especially when they appear in the legs. Fortunately, thanks to modern technology, it’s possible to remove these veins, removing these discomforts and rejuvenating a better look once again. We have Lumecca technology to thank.
What Do Spider Veins Happen?
Spider veins are a result of faulty valves or weakening blood vessel walls. These veins can appear all over the body, and you can find most of these veins in the pelvic area and the legs. Spider veins develop more for women than men, and their appearance becomes even more common as we age. Around 30%-60% of adults experience spider veins somewhere around their bodies. Your arteries and blood vessels carry blood from the heart to the rest of the body. Once they’ve delivered blood carrying oxygen, they work their way back through the veins so that they can circulate again. In some areas, your blood must work against gravity to climb back to the heart from the lower half of the body. Your muscle contractions act as pumps to help your blood climb back up, and elastic vein walls help the blood return to the heart. Several tiny valves open or close accordingly to allow the blood to flow towards the heart while preventing it from flowing backward. If these veins grow weak, the blood flows backward and pools the veins, causing the veins to twist and stretch.
What Are The Causes Of Spider Veins?
So what causes your vein walls to grow weaker? Several factors can contribute to spider veins, and here are some of them:
- History of Blood Clots
- Work that involves standing around all day. For example, nurses, teachers, and factory workers.
- Hormonal changes such as puberty or menopausal can cause spider veins.
For the most part, spider veins are aesthetically unpleasing. However, sometimes, some people experience aches and cramping. Other complications of spider veins include throbbing, tingling, heaviness. In worst cases, some experience swelling, ulcers, and skin darkening. These complications typically happen during menstruation or pregnancy. Whether for cosmetic improvement or removing the pain associated with spider veins, these complications are treatable thanks to Lumecca laster technology.
Lumecca Laser Treatment
The use of lasers is nothing new in cosmetics. The innovative feature of lasers is reaching deep skin layers without touching the other skin layers. There’s no need for incisions, chemical peels, and microabrasions to accomplish the same task, resulting in lesser downtime and faster recovery. Lumecca IPL (Intense Pulse Light) uses a similar approach to other laster technology. However, it is specifically designed to target spider veins, age spots, acne, and redness or rosacea. Through intense pulsed light, it can penetrate only the targeted layers in the skin that need working. After a single treatment, you can visibly see the reduction of your spider veins. The results are fast; that’s why Lumecca treatment is currently the trend.
What Can You Expect From The Lumecca Laser Treatment?
Lumecca treatment is a laser rejuvenation treatment. So the doctor will have a laser flashgun with him. The treatment will include flashing the affected area several times, and there are intervals between the flashing. The treatment is very quick, around 30-60 minutes, but it can vary depending on how many areas need treatment. You won’t experience any pain, but you can ask for numbing cream if you want to be on the safe side. The treatment is safe, and you can go back to your daily routine as soon as you are out of the office.
Do You Need Return Trips?
How many treatments you’ll need depends on the severity of the spider veins, the device, how quickly your body responds to the laster treatment. Typically, most patients only need three return trips, and only then can they see results. However, several more return trips are warranted if the veins are very pronounced. Results from the treatment will take several days or weeks after your treatments. Your body will take time to recover the damaged vein walls. It might seem long, but compared to other treatments, this is quick.
Are The Results Permanent?
The results of the Lumecca laser treatment are all up to you. The results are permanent, but your current lifestyle can cause spider veins to make a come back. You can do the following actions to avoid spider veins in the future.:
- Exercise: Exercise improves vein strength and improves circulation, resulting in lesser chances of developing spider veins.
- Weight Management: Overweight is one of the leading causes of spider veins since it stresses the veins and muscles.
- Lifestyle Changes: Avoid sitting for too long and stand every 30 minutes. Wear compression stockings if your job requires you to stand for long periods.
Say Goodbye To Spider Veins! with Lumecca Laser Treatment
Removing spider veins and having a rejuvenated, youthful look back is all within your grasp. If you are interested, reach out to Ascent Aesthetics. We offer top-quality cosmetic procedures, and that includes the Lumecca treatment.