Spider Veins Hyfractor Treatment
What are spider veins?
Spider veins are veins that appear like red lines in a web-like pattern on the skin surface. They are a mild form of varicose veins and may be present on the face, arms, legs and feet.
Are they painful?
Spider veins usually do not produce any symptoms but may cause an ache or burning pain especially in the lower extremities after standing for a long time.
Why are spider veins treated?
Spider veins are treated to relieve symptoms and improve appearance.
What are the treatment options for spider veins?
Treatment may include sclerotherapy which involves injecting a solution that causes the veins to scar and close or laser therapy where light energy is focused on the veins causing them to gradually fade. The hyfrecator is an electrosurgical device that treats spider veins in a minimally invasive manner without incisions or scars.
How is hyfrecator vein removal performed?
The hyfrecator device consists of a needle like probe that delivers an electric current through the skin to target the spider veins which are burned and gradually absorbed by the body. You may experience a slight burning sensation during the procedure so a local anaesthetic may be applied in advance to keep you comfortable.
What kind of results can I expect with the treatment?
The hyfrecator permanently removes spider veins without affecting the skin surface so the skin remains smooth and unblemished. For some people, spider veins may develop again and can be re-treated with the hyfrecator.