What are Spiders 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 spider web. Spider veins affect up to 50% of the adult population and affect women more often than men. These abnormally clustered vessels appear most often on the face and legs. There are a variety of different risk factors that increase the chances of a person getting spider veins. Risk factors include advanced age, prolonged sitting/standing, obesity, pregnancy, hormone therapy (HT), birth control pills, injury, prior vein surgery, a history of blood clots and family history.
Causes of Spider Veins
Spider 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 then develop from the engorgement and dilation of the affected blood vessels.
Diagnosing Spider Veins
Your health care professional can diagnose spider veins by closely examining the affected areas, which are usually on the legs and face. The exam will consist of a visual inspection of the areas concerned. Special attention will be given to areas of redness, swelling, skin discoloration, and skin ulcers. Though most cases of spider veins and varicose veins do not require treatment, those individuals who develop complications should seek medical care and treatment.
The treatment of spider veins and varicose veins also is sought for cosmetic reasons. There are various measures that can be used at home to help alleviate some of the symptoms should they develop. These conservative measures also can help prevent any potential complications.
Treatment: Electro Magnetic Oscillation
Electro Magnetic Oscillation therapy is another alternative medical procedure that can be performed at Derma Solution. It is sometimes used as a complement to sclerotherapy in order to maximize results. It is most effective for spider veins and tiny varicose veins. For those individuals who do not like needles, this provides an alternative option. Our trained practitioners will examine your particular condition and advise you on which treatment is best given your particular situation.
The treatment machine used at Derma Solution will produce 30000000 Hz of ultra high frequency electro magnetic oscillation with the unique soft silk (incision point thinner than hair) to breakdown the haemoglobin and release the energy transferring into the skin surface to remove lesions, capillaries, and intravascular haemoglobin. This in return will break the affected spider web into small molecules that will be absorbed by tissues, and disappeared with body’s metabolism. Results can be seen almost immediately*
Recovering from Electro Magnetic Oscillation
There are no activity restrictions. Patients sometimes feel sore, as if they had worked out. Rarely do patients experience pain.