Spider Veins / Telangiectasia of the Face,Legs

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Commonly known as spider or thread veins due to their thin and web-like appearance, these very small and visible blood vessels occur mainly on the face and legs. Although they pose no medical risk, thread veins can cause feelings of embarrassment and self-consciousness due to their prominence on the skin.

What causes Telangiectasia?

This skin condition occurs naturally, however, the appearance of thread veins can be exacerbated by a number of factors including:

  • Skin becoming thinner due to old age
  • Pregnancy
  • Overexposure to the sun
  • Unhealthy habits such as excessive drinking and smoking
  • Standing upright for prolonged periods of time
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What treatment options are available?

Face – Nd Yag Laser

IPL, or flashlight therapy, uses high-intensity pulses of visible light to improve the appearance of Telangiectasia of the face. The light energy is converted into heat energy, which then causes damage to the target area of visible thread veins.

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Is it Painful?

This treatment is non-invasive and non-ablative, meaning it targets the lower layers of skin leaving the top layers unaffected. This allows IPL to have minimal downtime, with patients able to return to work or social activities immediately after the procedure.

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What to expect?

During the procedure, the Dermatologist will apply a cold gel to your face before gently moving the smooth glass surface of the IPL machine over the skin to deliver fast pulses of light to the targeted areas. Lasting only for 20 minutes, this treatment is the fast and effective way to lessen the appearance of thread veins and improve the overall condition of the facial skin.

Telangiectasia FAQ’s

Can Telangiectasia (Spider Veins) cause leg swelling or pain?

Telangiectasia (Spider Veins) are minor veins with a thread-like shape. Because they are completely a cosmetic trouble, they are not responsible for any pain or swelling in legs. In any individual who has these symptoms, the spider veins are not the cause of the problem.

Is there any harm in removing Telangiectasia (Spider Veins?

No, there is no harm in existence and removal of spider veins. The only purpose of their expelling is cosmetic appearance.

Laser treatment vs. sclerotherapy, Which is the best treatment for spider veins:

The laser treatment is the latest and innovative treatment with maximum results. Although a bit expensive than sclerotherapy, the laser treatment has become the treatment of choice for most people.

How to prepare for the treatment?

There are no real arrangements required before the laser treatment, yet you will need to maintain a strategic distance from sun introduction, headache medicine, liquor, and smoking for no less than seven days preceding the method.
With respect to the day of treatment, maintain a strategic distance from all creams, salves, and lotions on the territory that will be dealt with. Additionally, wear happy with apparel that enables simple access to the body part(s) being dealt with.

Who is the candidate?

All people are assessed before laser treatment. Spider veins don’t cause manifestations and are of a corrective concern as it were. For the individuals who have side effects, assist examination is done to guarantee that they don’t have varicose veins. Laser treatment is best for the little spider veins and not used to treat vast varicose veins.

What are side effects of laser therapy?

The skin may become reddish immediately after the treatment but this is a temporary condition and may be vanished in 5-6 weeks.

How many treatments are needed?

Although, it varies from patient to patient but in general 3-4 treatments with a gap of 4-6 weeks between each are recommended for the best results.

What should be the gap between treatments?

There should be a gap of 4-6 weeks between treatments.

What is the cost of the treatment?

As a matter of fact, the Telangiectasia (Spider Veins) Dubai is not fixed. Some variable factors enlisted blow make up the total cost of the procedure;
• The nature of the problem.
• The location of the treatment facility.
• The technology being used to correct the issues.
• The qualification and experience of the professional

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