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Say Goodbye to Spider Veins


Spider veins (also known as thread veins or broken veins) are a cluster of thin blood vessels visible beneath the skin, most often found on the face and legs.

This skin condition can be caused by a number of factors including:

  • Hormonal changes
  • Heredity
  • Weight gain
  • Pregnancy
  • Sun exposure
  • Prolonged standing and/or sitting

At our Kelowna skin clinic, we offer a variety of customized skin treatments such as V-Beam laser and IPL spider vein therapy to eliminate the appearance of surface veins on the legs and face and help you feel comfortable and beautiful in your skin.

Am I a Candidate for Spider Vein Therapy?

In most cases, spider veins are not harmful to your health. However, there are various situations in which effective skin treatments can have significant benefits.

This includes when spider veins:

  • Cause aching, numbness and pain, affecting your lifestyle
  • Make you feel self-conscious and you are unable to dress the way you want
  • May be a sign of underlying varicose veins
  • Become a sign of aging that you wish to eliminate

If you are in good general health and have realistic expectations of the results of spider vein therapy, you are likely a good candidate for such skin treatments.

However, it’s important to schedule an appointment with a skin care professional to determine which treatment plan can best address your unique aesthetic goals.

What are my Spider Vein Therapy Options?

At our Kelowna skin care clinic we offer several non-surgical, minimally invasive options for spider vein therapy.

During your consultation, one of our skin care professionals can help determine which skin treatment option is best for you depending on your skin type and the severity of your spider veins.

  1. V-Beam Laser

What is it? The V-Beam laser is a pulsed dye laser that produces an intense, yet gentle, burst of light that selectively destroys vascular lesions in the skin while leaving the surrounding tissue intact.

How long does one treatment take? Depending on the size and location of the treatment area, this spider vein therapy typically takes between 10-20 minutes.  

How many skin treatments do I need? The number of skin treatments required varies and depends on several factors such as the severity of your condition and the size of the affected area. Most patients require up to 5 sessions for optimum results.

What can I expect after the treatment? After this spider vein therapy, most patients feel a slight warmth in the skin, which usually diminishes within 1-3 hours. Lingering redness and minimal swelling usually resolves within 24-48 hours.

  1. IPL Spider Vein Therapy

What is it? IPL skin treatment for spider veins destroys capillaries and excess blood that has leaked into the skin. The pulses of light emit heat that selectively damages or destroys abnormal veins, without affecting the surrounding tissue.

How long does one treatment take? Depending on the size of the treatment area and the severity of the spider veins, one IPL therapy can take between 15-45 minutes.

How many treatments do I need? Unlike laser treatment, IPL spider vein therapy is appropriate for treating veins that are slightly deeper in the skin. A total of 2-4 treatments is usually required in order to achieve optimal results.

What can I expect after the treatment? Side effects of the IPL skin treatment include bruising, redness and swelling but these usually resolve within a few days. In order to minimize symptoms, ice packs can be applied to the treatment area.

Learn More

To learn more about the costs and benefits of our Kelowna spider vein therapies, contact our skin care clinic today at (250)-868-9290.

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