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You Don't Have to Live with Spider Veins!

Updated: Sep 4, 2019




Do you remember the first time you noticed a little web of spider veins appear on your leg?


While spider veins are a common and mostly harmless condition, they’re never a welcome sight. They make most people self-conscious and want to cover up. Named for their similarity in appearance to spider webs, these noticeable red, blue, and purple lines can make you feel like you never want to wear a swimsuit in public again.


Spider veins are associated with getting older, although the reality is that they can strike anyone, at any age. They don't just appear on legs either. They can also form on your face, causing even more self-consciousness. And the worst part is that, without treatment, they're not going anywhere on their own.


Thankfully, there are several ways that spider veins can be dealt with, and we offer the most effective and non-invasive method here at Thair Hair Boutique: VascuLyse.


What Causes Spider Veins?

Spider veins are tiny, damaged blood vessels that become visible on the surface of the skin. They’re caused by a mostly harmless medical condition called venous insufficiency. As blood is pumped from the heart, it passes through one-way valves in our veins. When one of these valves become weakened or damaged, the blood in that vein can start to pool, causing it to bulge. As these tiny blood vessels burst, they become visible on the skin. This is the same condition that can cause varicose veins, which you may also suffer from if you have spider veins.


Thankfully, spider veins are mostly harmless. You might experience some mild itching, swelling, or even a little pain in the area, but for the most part, it's a superficial, if noticeable, condition.


How Can You Get Rid of Spider Veins?

While procedures such as Sclerotherapy have been used to treat spider veins for decades, there is a newer procedure that can deliver even better and quicker results: VascuLyse.


VascuLyse is an entirely non-invasive, virtually painless treatment that not only eliminates spider veins, but also broken capillaries, skin tags, spider veins, milia, and more!


During a VascuLyse treatment, a tiny electrical current is applied through a microneedle to the spider veins, or to any other skin condition you wish to have treated. This electrical current deliberately "damages" the tissue, causing the blood in the distended capillaries to coagulate. Then your body's natural healing processes kick into action, reabsorbing the visible effects of the spider veins like they would any other damaged tissue—until they disappear! After a period of healing, the spider veins will start to fade away until they vanish altogether. It’s really amazing!


While VascuLyse is very effective, it can take a few treatments for you to get your final results. For spider veins, it can take up to three treatments to completely get rid of their appearance on your skin. Please note that while most veins are treatable, those that have dark purple are much deeper and may not be treatable. Please book a consultation and we would be happy to advise about the best options.


There is no recovery time associated with the VascuLyse procedure, so you can go straight back to work and regular activities after the treatment. It's also an incredibly cost-effective treatment. Even better, each session only takes about 15 minutes, meaning you could even schedule it on your lunch break and still have time to eat something before you have to get back to work! (We have a Freshii right downstairs.)


One word of warning about spider veins: while there are many home remedies that claim to cure and prevent spider and varicose veins, the reality is quite different. Home remedies for these conditions simply don't work. Yes, massage, exercise, and dry brushing may have other health benefits, but the only surefire way to get rid of your spider veins is to come in for a quick and easy VascuLyse treatment. While we can't "cure" spider veins (as they may reappear in the future), we can get rid of the ones in the here and now, minimizing or eliminating their appearance for months or longer.


It's time for your spider veins to "climb up the water spout" permanently! If you'd like to get rid of your spider veins and improve the appearance of your skin, we invite you to book your appointment today. We also offer free consultations so we can discuss and propose solutions to all your skincare or hair concerns. We look forward to seeing you.

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