Dr Rahma Targett
Trust Your Face to a Doctor Trained in Dermatology and Cosmetic Medicine
What Causes Spider Veins?
Both spider and varicose veins are caused due to structural abnormalities in the veins. Veins are designed for a one-way flow of blood back to the heart, and have valves that prevent backflow of blood. Sometimes, these valves can stop working, causing backflow of blood within veins, resulting in blood pooling and increased pressure within the vein. Spider veins and varicose veins then develop from the engorgement and dilation of these veins, resulting in an ugly appearance on the skin’s surface.
Can Spider Veins be Prevented?
There are no known ways to prevent spider veins, as they are often a result of genetics. There is a widely accepted belief that a healthy weight and regular exercise can help prevent the occurrence of leg veins, however, there is no direct link established on this.
Treatment of Spider Veins
But these leg veins need not be a lifetime condition. Unlike days of the past, where surgery would be the only option, advancements in technology have made it possible to treat leg veins in clinics, without surgery. These non-surgical alternatives are safe and can be performed in a day clinic, without the use of anaesthetic, and with minimal downtime. Advanced Cosmetic Medicine offers treatments for spider vein removal in Adelaide, that can help reduce their prominence and can make them disappear.
Treatment With Excel V – Vascular Laser
Dr Rahma Targett of Advanced Cosmetic Medicine in Adelaide is now treating their patients for facial and leg vascular skin conditions with Excel V™ a new non invasive vascular laser system designed to deliver customised treatments
Laser is the best option for treatment of small spider veins. It is very effective to treat spider veins on and around the face area – nose, eyes, chin and cheeks.
In this, a narrow laser beam is directed at the affected veins in short, high power bursts. This causes the veins to ablate, and eventually dissipate. The blood in the veins absorbs the laser energy, and this causes the vein to shut down. The spider veins will fade away over a few weeks. Side effects can include redness, bruising, swelling and itching.
Surface Laser is sometimes combined with Sclerotherapy for better results. Depending on the size and number of spider veins, more than one treatment session could be required. This is a very comfortable procedure requiring almost no downtime. You can resume regular activities and work the next day. It is however advisable to stay away from activities like sauna or a hot tub bath, for at least 2 days after treatment, as these might cause the veins to dilate.
The Excel V system uses a unique high-power green laser to precisely treat visible vessels, broken capillaries, spider veins, vascular lesions and skin discolouration. The laser light is absorbed by abnormal blood vessels in the skin, which heats and eliminates the vessels, ultimately restoring normal skin tone and colour.
The technology in the Excel V has been proven effective in treating a wide range of skin conditions, including rosacea, facial veins, port wine stains, cherry angiomas and telangiectasia.
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Advanced Cosmetic Medicine
55,55 Melbourne St,
Ph: 0403 690 031
- 1 Spider Veins Removal Adelaide
- 2 Dr Rahma Targett
- 3 Trust Your Face to a Doctor Trained in Dermatology and Cosmetic Medicine
- 4 What Causes Spider Veins?
- 5 Can Spider Veins be Prevented?
- 6 Treatment of Spider Veins
- 7 Treatment With Excel V – Vascular Laser
- 8 See Our Home Page For Skin Lesion Removal
- 9 Skin Lesion Removal
- 10 Our Location