Spider Veins Treatment Questions and Answers
Dr. David Owers, MD and his team at Ageless Radiance Medspa specialise in dealing with a variety of cosmetic concerns and offer treatment of spider veins and varicose veins in the Coquitlam, BC area. We can provide a variety of treatment options such as laser vein treatments or sclerotherapy at an affordable cost. Call us for more information or book an appointment online. We serve patients from Coquitlam BC, Anmore BC, Port Moody BC, New Westminster BC, Surrey BC, Meadows, BC Burnaby BC and Belcarra BC.
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If you are looking for effective treatment of Spider Veins and Varicose Veins in Coquitlam, BC may we direct you to Ageless Medspa and its medical director Dr. David Owers. We are conveniently located immediately outside of Vancouver at 307-1196 Lansdowne Driver and keep flexible hours, 6 days a week. We are also able to make concessions for appointments outside of our normal work hours. So if you find yourself seeking treatment for Spider Veins, please drop by our office or give us a call to make an appointment.
Spider Veins are damaged veins that appear on the legs or face where blood pools near the surface of the skin, resulting in weblike lines that can be purple, blue or red. While they are not dangerous and are rarely painful they can often quite unsightly with many choosing to have them treated. The most common treatments for Spider Veins are sclerotherapy or laser treatment. Sclerotherapy involves the injection of a solution directly into the problem veins, which causes the veins to contract and shrink, rerouting the blood to healthier veins and improving their appearance. Sclerotherapy is non surgical and simply requires a needle, though several injections may be necessary in order to fully remove the offending vein. Sclerotherapy is quite effective when properly performed though there may be occasional bruising and tenderness in the area. With laser treatments, laser light is used to destroy the vein without impacting the skin on the outside.
Sclerotherapy is generally considered to be the easier treatment of the two, being cheaper, quicker, and requiring fewer overall treatments than Laser Treatments. However, with both methods larger veins will require repeated treatments. The number of treatments and the length of time to the complete disappearance of the veins will vary depending on the severity of the blemish, sometimes taking up to three or four months.
Most treatments for Spider Veins need to be customized for individual needs and thus the treatment itself as well as the amount of needed treatments can vary from person to person. At Ageless Radiance Medspa we offer a variety of payment options including Medicard, a simple and affordable way to pay for your medical care. Medicard offers a variety of patient financing programs to meet your needs and enables you to proceed with your treatment immediately. The doctor or service provider is paid immediately, leaving the patient to pay for the treatment through convenient and affordable monthly payments.
Cosmetic Medical Treatment is the most certain way to eliminate spider veins but some other self-directed methods can be used to assist in the complete or partial elimination of smaller spider veins. One notable self treatment is increasing your physical activity. Exercise improves blood circulation and more blood moving through your veins could greatly improve the appearance of the most obvious and unsightly varicose veins and spider veins.
Improvements in diet and lifestyle can also lead to a notable reduction in the appearance of spider veins. Long periods of standing or sitting can lead to the blood pools in your veins that cause these blemishes. The likelihood of having spider veins also increases with age. As obesity can lead to an increase as well, weight loss is a notable solution that can be paired with exercise to achieve notable results. Compression Socks can also assist in improving circulation and reducing the appearance of spider veins.
At Ageless Radiance Medspa we have been providing expert cosmetic medical care to the Coquitlam, BC area for years so drop on by and leave your treatment to Dr. David Owers and the rest of our highly skilled team.