Treatment options for spider veins
Larger spider veins can be treated with sclerotherapy. They are sclerosed. Medication or radiation is used to stimulate the hardening of the veins, which then leads to their sclerotherapy and the disappearance of the visible blood vessels. However, smaller spider veins can also be treated very well with IPL or with the so-called T-Away method, which has been used successfully at BellaDerma for many years.
In an IPL treatment of spider veins, an intense pulsed light flash is discharged over the surface of the skin. The red blood pigment (haemoglobin) absorbs the precisely tuned energy of the IPL flash and converts it into heat. The heat generated (about 60 – 65 °C) is sufficient to trigger a very slight blood coagulation within the small capillaries of the visible veins. As a result of this coagulation, the veins close and within the next one to three days the leukocytes (white blood cells) break down the remaining clotted blood in the body via the lymphatic system.
The thinner the spider veins are, the quicker the success of the treatment can be expected. After only a few treatments, the spider veins in the region treated with IPL have disappeared. However, the application of IPL also has its natural limits. If the diameter of the vessels exceeds approx. 2 mm, classic sclerotherapy is still the first choice.
Clarification and consultation
At BellaDerma, you will receive just as much advice on spider veins as on all other skin and hair problems. Our many years of experience in almost all areas of medical-cosmetic therapies will benefit you as a customer. Together with you, we will find out in a detailed consultation and information session which treatment options are the right ones for your situation. Make a non-binding and free appointment now for an individual consultation with our experts.