Sometimes called spider veins because they look like tiny spider webs, broken capillaries form when small blood vessels near the surface of the skin burst and break. If the vessels aren’t able to repair themselves, they leave a red splotch visible on the skin. Broken capillaries are more common in people with fair skin and are more likely to occur in people who spend a considerable amount of time in the sun.
Using the Spider Ecleris, little shots are made with a sterile, ultra-fine, disposable needle; the pulse drives the coagulation of the small blood vessel. There are no skin incisions, cuts or bleeding. The disappearance of the small vessels is immediately observed in many cases.
What areas can be treated?
SPIDER can be performed on any part of the body with thread veins, even sensitive areas such as ankles and knees.
Is there downtime?
Immediately after treatment, you may experience some itching, heat or minor discomfort in the treated area, which may last about 1 hour. Small blisters may be seen in the treated area, but they will disappear quickly. You can resume normal activities immediately; no bandages, cream application or resting is required.
A few days after the session, some small red points or little scabs may appear where the shots were performed, and vascular traces will be highlighted. This indicates that the blood vessel internally coagulated and the body will be in charge of removing the coagulated tissue. Scabs must not be scratched or picked. The body will reabsorb them within the following 3 to 6 weeks.
How many sessions will I need?
The number of sessions required varies from person to person, and will depend also on the size of the treatment area. Some small thread veins may disappear after one session while others will require follow up treatments. On average 3 – 6 sessions may be required.