HOW MANY TREATMENTS ARE NEEDED?
IT DEPENDS ON:
Multiple vein treatments may be required to shrink the vessel but sufficient time is necessary for the repair process before proceeding with the next treatment.
In general a lesser number of treatments are required with clients who have skin types 1 & 2 (light coloured skin).
WHAT CAUSES SPIDER & VARICOSE VEINS?
Leg veins are associated with heredity, or genetic predisposition to weak vein walls and vein valves, is the main reason why varicose and spider veins develop. This means that there is a 60-80% chance that someone in your family already has vein problems. Once you have defective or damaged valves, some contributing factors that could accelerate the progression of the disease include, pregnancy, birth control pills, hormones, lack of exercise, prolonged sitting or standing and even obesity. The aging process increases the likelihood of varicose and spider veins.
Facial telangiectasia (spider/thread veins) are also associated with hereditary or genetic influence but can also be attributed to chronic sun damage and wind exposure, acne rosacea, and excessive topical corticosteroid use. If you are prone to flushing, try to minimise alcohol, hot spicy foods and extreme and repeated heat or cold exposure and always use a broad spectrum 30+ sunscreen for maximum UVA protection.
There is unfortunately as yet no known prevention method for veins, other than to take care of your health, watch your weight, exercise regularly and wear support stockings if you are travelling or standing for prolonged periods.
OTHER VASCULAR LESIONS TREATED
Cherry hemangiomas or cherry angiomas (red dots on the body) also known as Campbell de Morgan spots are made up of clusters of tiny capillaries connected to the circulatory system and filled with blood at the surface of the skin forming a small round dome, which may be flat topped. They range in colour from bright red to purple. As they grow larger, they tend to expand in thickness and may take on the raised and rounded shape of a dome. Cherry angiomas appear spontaneously in many people in middle age but can also, although less common, occur in young people. Sometimes they present as a flat red or pink area.
The underlying cause of the development of cherry angiomas is far from understood, but some chemicals and compounds have been linked as a cause. They are harmless, except in very rare cases at any age, that involve a sudden aggressive eruptive appearance of many angiomas.
These can be removed safely in 1-3 laser treatments dependant on size, but a clearance certificate is required from a physician to ensure the lesion is non-cancerous prior to removal.