What are Spider Veins?
Spider Veins are swollen or enlarged veins, usually found on the legs, ankles, or feet. These veins will be blue or red in colour.
Treatment for Spider Veins is not always necessary, however if needed, there are a range of different steps you could be advised to take, including:
- Wearing compression stockings for up to 6 months
- Exercising regularly
- Elevating the affected areas when resting
If this doesn’t work you may require more serious intervention, but make sure you consult a specialist foot care nurse before doing so.
- Aching or heavy legs
- Swollen feet and ankles
- A burning or throbbing sensation in your legs
- Frequent muscle cramp in your legs — especially at night
How does the FOX Laser work to treat Spider Veins?
The FOX laser works by causing scar tissue to form over the affected vein. This closes the vein, cutting off its blood supply and causing it to disappear after 1-2 years.
There are two forms of laser treatment for Spider Veins: Simple and Endovenous. Simple laser treatment is used to treat smaller veins just under the surface of the skin and will happen over several sessions occurring every 6-12 weeks.
Advantages of the FOX Laser Treatment for Spider Veins
Over the last 20 years, laser treatment has been shown to be a safe and effective method of treating spider veins, having been shown to close veins over 90% of the time.
Laser treatment is a non-invasive technique that does not damage adjacent skin, is safe, and requires no downtime after treatment.