Stretch marks, Scars, Cellulite and Spider Veins were the focus of a recent article from America’s Fox News, when it spoke to experts to get the lowdown on the most effective treatments for each of these sensitive skin conditions.
Spider Veins, or Thread Veins, the article says, are caused by a pooling of blood, which then enlarges the veins. As a result, Dr Robert J Min, Chair of Radiology at New York City’s Weill Cornell Medical College, says the capillaries close to the skin’s surface appear as red squiggles which can be treated by a procedure called Sclerotherapy.
This involves the veins being injected with a medicated solution which causing them to collapse. Alternatively, Vascular Laser can also be used effectively as a treatment, as it emits radio waves which produce heat in the carefully-targeted area of the vein, causing it to contract. (more…)