What To Expect After Your Spider Vein Removal Session


Nothing beats the confidence that comes with having smooth, flawless skin.

However, this becomes difficult to achieve when dealing with skin concerns _ especially spider veins. 

Fortunately, Spider Vein Removal treatment is here to help. Let’s take a look at how it works. 

What Are Spider Veins? 

Varicose veins, more commonly referred to as spider veins, are tiny red or blue web-like lines appearing on the face and body. 

Typically, spider veins measure less than 1 millimeter in diameter, exhibit red, blue, or purple hues, and commonly appear on the legs and face. 

Various factors contribute to the emergence of spider veins, such as

  • Heredity
  • Age
  • Pregnancy
  • Prolonged standing or sitting
  • Obesity 
  • Sun Exposure
  • Hormonal Changes
  • Past  Skin Injuries or Trauma

While they are not a cause for medical concern, having spider veins can be annoying and a source of aesthetic concerns. 

How Does Spider Vein Removal Session Help?

Spider Vein Removal aims to enhance skin appearance by treating spider veins using state-of-the-art laser and pulsed light technologies. 

Etanda’s vein removal solutions are minimally invasive, treating targeted veins without damaging surrounding tissues. 

Moreover, it delivers impressive results and prevents new spider veins from showing through the help of laser light and light therapy. 

This treatment also improves circulation in the affected regions and can significantly boost an individual’s confidence, contributing to overall well-being.

What To Expect During Treatment 

Spider vein removal involves various medical procedures aimed at eliminating or reducing the appearance of spider veins.

Typically conducted by dermatologists or vascular surgeons, these procedures encompass sclerotherapy, laser therapy, and other minimally invasive approaches.

Etanda Skin Solutions prefers applying pulsed light at the appropriate wavelength, delivering impressive results with little to no downtime. 

Here’s what you can expect during the treatment proper:

  1. Your provider will conduct an initial assessment and discuss the procedure, including your desired outcomes and expectations.
  2. Once the preliminary matters are settled, your provider will use a hand-held laser device that emits pulsed light. 
  3. The treatment should be pain-free. At most, you will feel a snapping sensation against your skin. 

The spider vein removal session typically takes 15 to 45 minutes, depending on the size and location of the treated area. 

Spider Vein Removal Aftercare Reminders

It’s normal to see some redness or minor swelling after your spider vein removal treatment. Here are some things to expect after the procedure. 

What To Expect Immediately After 

Right after your treatment, it’s normal to experience 

  • Tingling or Stinging. This usually subsides within minutes. You can also apply a cold compress to alleviate the sensation.
  • Skin Discoloration. The treated area may appear red and slightly swollen for a few days to a week.
  • Compression Stockings. Your provider may recommend bandage or compression stockings for support, helping reduce swelling in the treated area. 

What To Expect Weeks After

A week or a few weeks after the treatment, you can expect 

  • Hardening or Scabbing. The treated veins may feel hardened, or you may see small scabs. However, you must refrain from picking or scratching them.
  • Temporary Vein Visibility. It’s common to continue seeing the treated veins for a few weeks after treatment. Rest assured, they will gradually fade away over time.
  • Exercise Restrictions. Your doctor or provider may advise that you avoid prolonged standing or strenuous activities to allow for optimal healing.
  • Sensitivity to Sun Exposure. The treated area will be more sensitive to the sun after the treatment. Hence, you must wear sunscreen with SPF30 or higher. 

In the hands of expert providers such as Etanda Skin Solutions, you can get rid of spider veins and rediscover your newfound confidence. 

Contact us today or visit our clinic in Edmonton, AB.