There are two different treatments for spider veins.
As spider veins are painful to remove we recommend taking Tylenol (or any equivalent that will not thin the blood) or applying a topical numbing cream, we recommend EMLA.
Spider veins on the face/neck area will be treated with the vasculyse as the stylus is smaller and able to pinpoint smaller areas. The vasculyse machine will send a micro electric current to the blood vessel causing it to coagulate. Within a month you should notice your spider vein has disappeared. This can take between 1-3 treatments to completely remove the vein. The stylus is disposed after every treatment to ensure a hygienic, safe treatment is provided.
Spider veins on the body will be treated with the laser (Gentlemax by Candela) as we can target a larger area. Please note that we cannot treat varicose veins (veins that are bulging AND blue). The laser will heat the spider vein enough to coagulate the blood supply, therefore killing the vein. Within a month you should notice your spider vein has disappeared. This can take between 1-3 treatments to completely remove the vein. The laser head is disinfected with hospital grade disinfectant between clients to ensure a hygienic, safe treatment is provided.
Is it really permanent?
Treated spider veins will not return. New ones may appear somewhere else.
How long do the treatments take?
Odette will spend 5-30 minutes with you, and will treat as many areas as she can to ensure your money is well spent.
What areas can be treated?
Anywhere on the body can be treated, other than inside the eye socket.
Please note there are contraindications to this treatment. Prior to booking an appointment, please contact Jen at our front desk (250) 765-7892, and ask for more information to be emailed to you.
Contraindications include: blood thinning medication, medical conditions impeding the healing process (i.e. diabetes), pacemaker, insulin-dependent or severe diabetes, pregnancy, viral hepatitis, cancer, HIV, keloid scars, area with metallic implant