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Spider Vein Treatment Near Me - Spider Vein Treatment Edmond

Spider and Varicose Veins

 

What Are Spider Veins?

Spider veins (also called telangiectasias) are clusters of tiny blood vessels that develop close to the surface of the skin. They are often red, blue, or purple; and they have the appearance of a spiderweb. They are commonly found on the face and legs.


What Are Varicose Veins?

Varicose veins are abnormally enlarged veins that appear most often on the legs. They are typically blue, purple, or skin-colored; and they appear as dilated, twisting and bulging vessels that may be raised above the surface of the skin.

 

What Causes Spider and Varicose Veins?

Spider veins and varicose veins are caused by structural abnormalities of blood vessels. Veins carry blood back to the heart from other parts of the body. They utilize a series of one-way valves to avoid backflow of blood. For a variety of reasons, these valves can become defective, allowing the backflow of blood within veins. The subsequent pooling of blood and pressure increase within the vein, and weakens the blood vessel wall. Spider veins and varicose veins then develop from the engorgement and dilation of the affected blood vessels.

 

How Are Spider and Varicose Veins Treated?

IPL uses a spectrum of light directed onto the skin. This concentrated pulse of light heats the vein walls and damages them, so they shrink and disappear.  

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