Spider veins: they’re the unsightly broken capillaries that run down the legs and prevent those who have them from wearing anything other than pants. Also known as varicose veins, they are often hereditary, although they can be caused by hormone changes, pregnancy, weight gain and certain medications. Despite being harmless, spider veins continue to be a major insecurity for women, particularly for those in their thirties and above. These veins can be a burden as they occur on the face and legs and retain a red, blue or purple tinge that is hard to overlook.

There are a number of ways to get rid of spider veins, although few yield effective results whilst being safe and affordable. One of the most common treatments for spider veins is sclerotherapy, a method involving the injection of an irritant into the vein, which causes it to break down and die. Although there is no down time, inflammation and bruising can occur and affect ability to recover, in addition to the possibility of a 30 per cent reoccurrence rate.

Compression therapy through stockings is a non-invasive and painless solution if one is diligent enough to wear them everyday. Despite this, compression stockings don’t actually eradicate spider veins, but rather relieve the mild symptoms of pain and discomfort that can be associated with them and therefore are not the best way to treat spider veins.

Of course, surgery is another option. Under general anaesthetic, a surgeon removes the damaged veins as well as the faulty valves that cause them. However, there is a low reoccurrence rate of between 10 and 20 per cent, meaning that you may need to fork out more money for another pricey procedure.

By contrast, Cynosure’s Icon Aesthetic System is a breakthrough laser light technology that can completely remove spider veins in a painless and non-invasive manner. The Icon Aesthetic System is a state of the art non-ablative fractional laser technology that delivers energy deep into the skin to stimulate regeneration and repair, with fast and impressive results.

With patented cooling activity and the propriety Skintel® Melanin Reader, patients have the ability to remove their spider veins without the need for painful procedures, surgery or lengthy downtimes. The laser also possesses the ability to target and constrict the blood vessels in the legs to make spider veins less visible at the surface. This non-invasive treatment takes less than thirty minutes, making it easy to fit into your day.

Thanks to the Icon Aesthetic System, eradicating spider veins is an easy, time-friendly and pain-free solution that delivers exceptional results, so that you can achieve flawless skin.

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