Can I get rid of them? Yes, it’s possible. Removal of blood vessels on the legs is different from those found on the face. It must be considered that the blood vessels on the legs have a larger diameter, are located deeper, and blood circulates in them under higher pressure.
The “spider webs” on the legs appear for various reasons. First of all, it causes them difficult circulation in their lower limbs. To flow from feet to heart, blood must move upward against the forces of gravity. Her movement must therefore be supported. Not only is the heart swinging blood responsible, but also the venous valves, thanks to which the blood does not recede during the relaxation phase of the heart.
In addition, veins are located between the muscles, whose work strongly supports blood flow. However, if valves are ineffective or leg muscles fail, blood pressure in calves or hips increases and blood vessels begin to expand, and they increase over time.
Other predisposing factors for blood vessels on the legs are genetic tendencies and prior diseases (e.g., thrombosis). Spider veins are also conducive to pregnancy, adolescence and menopause. This is due to hormonal changes that weaken the work of muscles in the walls of vessels, reducing their ability to contract and stretch.
closing capillaries should be preceded by proper diagnosis. If the cause and degree of venous failure are not established, there is a risk (especially in cases of severe failure) that vessel closure procedures will not be effective, or closure of the vessel in one place can lead to a new leg in the other. If the problem of venous insufficiency is ruled out, then the leg vessels may be closed with laser therapy or sclerotherapy. Both methods damage vessel walls and coagulate the blood they contain. The damaged structures are then absorbed.
Sclerosing therapy It consists of insertion into the vein of a drug that damages the walls of blood vessels. It’s a fairly simple procedure that requires no special equipment except for a syringe, a needle and a drug. Its disadvantage is that the process of damage to the walls of the vessel cannot be fully controlled. In addition, after sclerotherapy, the risk of hyperpigmentation from the blood side is slightly higher than after laserotherapy.
Laser therapy Laser therapy works by irradiating tissue with appropriate wavelength and energy. In lasers used to remove blood vessels on the legs, infrared radiation is used (the appropriate type of laser must be used). Crucially, lasers that remove blood vessels on the face are not suitable for removing blood vessels on the legs. Because the vessels on the feet are larger, deeper and require a long wave that penetrates deeper and has greater power.
The best is the long-pulse neodymium YAG laser. Devices that perform worse will have no effect. It is also necessary to remember that in order to achieve a good effect, 3 to 5 procedures must be performed, and the effectiveness of laserotherapy reaches about 70%. You have to wait about 5-6 months for the full result.
Unfortunately, while laser therapy is one of the best methods for removing small to medium vessels, it should be remembered that they are 100% difficult to even out. First of all because the vessels on the legs can be of different colors — red, blue, green, purple. The easiest way to put away reds, but the more their color turns blue, the more difficult it is. The difficulty of removing capillaries also increases the lower they are on the foot — the harder it is to remove them on the ankle.