How Does Spider Vein Removal Work?

How Does Spider Vein Removal Work

Naturally, your veins will be located in the folds of your wrists, elbows, and lower extremities. Spider veins, however, can still form in some regions, even on thicker skin. Spider veins are notoriously tricky to remove, but modern laser technology has made the spider vein removal process much more manageable.

Learn what causes spider veins and how to avoid them in the future before we get into the treatment and how it works.

What Are Spider Veins?

It’s normal to have veins going through your body, but it’s not normal for them to start bulging. Spider veins are what we refer to these veins when they begin to appear. These veins often resemble spider webs or roots and range in color from purple to red to dark blue-green.

Although spider veins are neither harmful nor usually indicative of any medical condition, many women find them unsightly. Many women avoid particular clothing styles because they feel self-conscious about their veins. They avoid dealing with spider veins by covering up as much skin as possible.

In scarce circumstances, spider veins, especially those on the legs, might cause mild discomfort. However, thanks to advancements in medical science, these veins can now be surgically removed, relieving the associated pain and restoring a more youthful appearance. Laser technology is to be commended for this.

Why Spider Veins Occur

The appearance of spider veins are caused by dysfunctional valves or thinning blood vessel walls. Although spider veins can appear everywhere on the body, they are most commonly seen in the legs and pelvis. Spider veins are more common in women than in males and tend to worsen with age.

The prevalence of spider veins among adults is estimated to be between 30 and 60%.

Blood is transported throughout the body via arteries and veins from the heart. They make their way back through the veins after delivering oxygen-rich blood, allowing it to circulate anew. The blood must sometimes fight gravity to return to the heart from the lower half of the body.

A combination of elastic vein walls and muscular contractions aids the blood in its ascent back to the heart. Small valves open to let blood flow toward the heart and close to keep it from flowing backward. Because of the pooling of blood, which occurs when these veins become weak, they can twist and stretch.

Causes Of Spider Veins

What, therefore, causes the walls of your veins to weaken? Several different things can cause spider veins.

  • Clots in Blood
  • Pregnancy
  • Hereditary
  • Obesity
  • A job that requires constant movement rather than sitting down. People who work in hospitals, schools, and factories are examples.
  • Spider veins are commonly associated with hormonal transitions like puberty and menopause.

Other potential complications

Generally speaking, spider veins don’t do anything for your appearance’s appeal. However, aches and cramps are common problems for certain people. Feelings of heaviness, tingling, and aching can also accompany spider veins.

Swelling, ulceration, and general skin darkening are among the worst possible side effects. These problems most frequently arise during pregnancy or menstruation.

Our Splendor X laser technology makes it possible to treat spider veins for aesthetic purposes and alleviate any pain they may cause.

Splendor x laser technology

Laser vein removal equipment like the Lumenis Spendor X is a relatively recent technology. Lumenis, a provider of minimally invasive clinical solutions for the surgical, ophthalmology, and aesthetics markets, was the first to launch them.

The 250w power output of the vein removal equipment is significant. The effectiveness in removing veins is remarkable.

Red blood cells or hemoglobin in the blood artery selectively absorb the energy released by Splendor X. The laser’s thermal energy effectively destroys the ruptured blood vessel, preventing your body from relying on it. The heart automatically shifts blood flow to other, more robust veins.

The body reabsorbs the injured varicose vein after being destroyed by the laser, which is why you can’t see it any longer. The vein will go away entirely in a week or two as if it had never been there.

What You Can Expect

Spider veins, fractured capillaries, and vascular lesions are just some of the varicose vein conditions that Flutter and Wink successfully cure. Vein treatment with a Lumenis Splendor X is a rapid process for the experts at Flutter and Wink’s spa.

Each treatment with the Lumenis Splendor X only takes 10-30 minutes, and we may treat and eliminate spider veins in as few as one to three sessions.

After finishing treatment, patients can go back to their regular schedules. However, some individuals experience pain or bruises at the site of treatment. We recommend they take it easy for 7-10 days after treatment.

Are return trips essential?

The number of treatments required depends on factors such as the spider veins’ severity, the device used, and the patient’s response time to the last treatment. Most patients only need to come back three times before they begin to experience improvements.

If the veins are visible, it may be necessary to make multiple further visits.

It may be many days or weeks before you see any treatment results. It will take time for your body to repair the damaged vein walls. It may appear lengthy but is pretty rapid compared to other therapies.

Results Are Permanent, Depending on the User

The laser treatment’s outcomes are totally up to you. Although the effects will last forever, your current way of living may cause spider veins to return. The following measures may help you avoid spider veins in the future:

  • Physical activity reduces your risk of developing spider veins by strengthening your veins and enhancing your blood circulation.
  • One of the most common reasons for spider veins to appear is being overweight, which puts extra strain on the veins and muscles.
  • Get up and move around every 30 minutes while you’re sitting. If you have a profession that demands you to stand for long periods, you should wear compression stockings.


You can get rid of your spider veins and restore your youthful appearance. You can get in touch with Flutter and Wink if you’re thinking about it. Our laser spider vein removal treatment is just one example of the high standard of care we maintain throughout our cosmetic services.

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