Are you worried about those ugly looking Spider veins on your thighs, calves or legs? Do they cause pain or burning? Are they preventing you from wearing that favourite short dress of yours? Stop worrying right away! Spider veins are dilated veins that show up close to the skin’s surface and may resemble spider webs. Usually, they appear blue or red and are most common on the legs and face. Almost 95 per cent of patients with spider veins are females. These veins are cosmetically disfiguring and can be a matter of concern. Dr Ashish Dhadas, a Varicose Veins expert at Surekha Varicose Veins Clinic highlights some of the causes and ways to deal with this.
Everything you need to know about the symptoms
However, due to lack of awareness and not many treatment options, many females tend to ignore them. In some cases, these spider veins too can cause symptoms such as pain, heaviness, burning or itching. They can progress to larger varicose veins too.
Spider veins occur in most people as a consequence of heredity, as often there is a strong family history of spider veins in parents or grandparents. But sometimes spider veins by their distribution and density will raise the possibility of venous hypertension from failed valves (incompetence) of superficial or deep veins of the leg. This may range from incompetent reticular veins to incompetent superficial veins such as the great saphenous vein, which courses deep in the fat and near the muscle of the leg.
This is how you can bid adieu to those grossly neglected spider veins
Cryo Laser and Cryo Sclerotherapy (CLaCS) recently introduced in India, is a revolutionary Brazilian technique for the treatment of spider veins of the legs.
What is CLaCS?
CLaCS is a combination of different technologies like augmented reality, transdermal laser, sclerotherapy and skin cooling for local anaesthesia. It was pioneered by Professor Dr Kasuo Miyake, a vascular surgeon from Brazil in 1999. Over the years, it has been used to treat thousands of patients with extremely good and long-lasting results.
The benefits of CLaCS
CLaCS is a painless procedure done under local anaesthesia. The high flow of ice-cold air directed onto the skin at the site of laser or needle application removes the discomfort and most patients have little pain from the treatment. The patient returns to work and usual activities with 4 -6 hrs. Exercise is permitted as well after 24 hrs.
Any precautions one needs to take after opting for it?
In CLaCS, there are no specific precautions after treatment. There is no need to wear stockings in the majority of cases.