Techs use intense pulsed light applications to repair unsightly spider veins
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- C$101 for Two IPL Laser Spider Vein Treatments (C$600 value)
- C$183 for Four IPL Laser Spider Vein Treatments (C$1,200 value)
Spider and Varicose Veins: What’s the Difference?
Spider and varicose veins are often mentioned in the same breath, but the two differ in significant ways. Brush up on your anatomical knowledge with Groupon’s examination of the subject.
The job of veins is clear: cycle blood back to the heart through small valves, which open to permit flow in the right direction and close to prevent it from turning back. But sometimes these valves fail, causing blood to pool, pressure to build, and veins—which have weaker walls than arteries—to dilate. The malfunction of the one-way valves is known as venous insufficiency, and the resulting circulatory stasis is what causes knotty, inflamed, and sometimes painful veins to emerge at the skin’s surface. They crop up most often in the legs, where the vascular current must work hardest to overcome the force of gravity.
Though they stem from the same root cause and often appear in the same places, there are key differences between spider and varicose veins. Spider veins, formally called telangiectasias for extra creepiness, are technically not veins, but rather capillaries—the small blood vessels that move blood between arteries and veins—that have dilated. Though cosmetically undesirable when inflamed, these vessels play a less important role in circulation and pose no critical threat to their host’s overall health. However, varicose veins—which are visibly much larger and often darker than spider veins—occur in larger conductors that play a more important part in sending blood back to the heart. They can be particularly painful, and often require treatment not merely to look good in cellophane knee socks, but to maintain a healthy vascular system.
About Vancouver Star Laser Centre
Vancouver Star Laser Centre harnesses the power of lasers to leave skin smooth, clear, and radiant. Shahram studied Medicine and graduated as a medical doctor from medical university of Mashhad in Iran. After graduation, addition to general practicing due to his interest in skin care and laser treatments, he started his own practice in this field. He has over 18 years experience in rejuvenation and body slimming skills. Following his move to BC, in order to continue his profession in the skin care and body treatment field, he achieved re -credentials from Skincare Academy in Vancouver in 2014. He is a member of the following associations: International Medical Doctors of British Columbia and Medical Council of Iran.