If you’ve struggled with embarrassment over spider veins or varicose veins, we have good news for you – we can help you can get rid of them. Here at Baywood Laser & Cosmetic Clinic, we administer a wide assortment of cosmetic procedures in our Toronto office. We actually have an in-house vein clinic that offers spider vein and varicose vein treatments. All you have to do is book a consultation to find out how we can help you!

Spider veins appear on the skin as jagged purple lines that — surprise — look like a spider, while varicose veins are bulbous blue lines that may appear on areas like your thighs or calves.

Your spider veins or varicose veins are nothing to be ashamed off and are a lot more common than you think. According to Web MD, 30% to 60% of adults have varicose veins or spider veins.

With our help, you can say goodbye to spider and varicose veins. Get your varicose vein treatments in downtown Toronto at Baywood Clinic. While the two vein types are different in appearance and severity, you will find that they are often brought upon by similar factors. If you’re unfamiliar with spider veins or varicose veins and what can cause them, these are the main causes:

Spider Veins:

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Spider veins show up on the skin like purple or red lines that resemble spider legs and are primarily caused by dilated capillaries on the skin. Baywood Clinic can help you can say goodbye to spider veins — all you have to do is give us a call and book a consultation.

Wondering how your spider veins even showed up in the first place? There are nine main causes of spider veins:

Weakened Vein Valves

Spider veins surface due to weakened valves that cause venous insufficiency. This insufficiency is further responsible for the backup of blood that causes spider veins to appear. The weakening of veins prevents blood from travelling up to the heart and instead results in a pooling of blood in leg veins. Spider veins are also known to appear on the face.

Sun Exposure

We all know that large doses of the sun aren’t all that healthy, but that doesn’t prevent us from soaking up the sun for hours on vacation or during warm months. When your body is warm and trying to cool down under extreme heat conditions, it dilates veins and brings superficial veins like spider veins to skin level. Yes — sunscreen is a viable shield against heat, UV rays, and subsequently spider veins.


Any trauma or minor injury to the skin can result in spider veins. Think of spider veins as a bruise of sorts that can be caused upon impact.


In some cases, being born with weak vein valves is just hereditary. It may seem unfair and unfortunate to get spider veins for no reason other than a parent (or both) having them, but it’s more common than you think. Vein specialist Luis Navarro, MD revealed to New Beauty that 60 percent of people who have spider veins get them from their maternal side. Fortunately, there are clinics like Baywood Clinic that offer different procedures like Sclerotherapy that will eliminate those pesky spider veins. We believe that you should be able to feel confident baring your legs in shorts, skirts or bathing suits – with our help you’ll never feel limited or embarrassed by spider veins again.


Unfortunately, many get spider veins simply through the ageing process. A myth, however, is that young people can’t get spider veins – because they definitely can. That’s why it’s important to understand the causes and take some preventative measures if you can.


Significant weight can put considerable pressure on legs, which can in turn cause spider veins to appear. Excessive weight can also make it a challenge for your heart to pump blood and is another factor that contributes to spider veins.


Puberty, pregnancy, and menopause all bring upon major hormonal changes that weaken vein valves and can cause spider veins. These changes can also come from taking pills that alter your hormones like birth control, estrogen, and progesterone.


During pregnancy, your body experiences a major increase in blood volume, which consequently causes enlarged veins. Additionally, your uterus gets larger during pregnancy, which puts increasingly more pressure on your veins throughout pregnancy. In some cases, spider veins disappear roughly three months after delivery.

Sitting or Standing for a Long Time

Spider veins are common in people who stand for extended periods for the reason that putting too much pressure on your legs is a common cause of spider veins. Conversely, spider veins can also be caused by sitting for a long time.

How Can Our Spider Vein Treatment Help?

We offer sclerotherapy, which is a common procedure used to treat spider veins. The procedure is performed in the office using small needles that inject sclerosant — a solution — into the veins. Baywood Clinic is known to use state-of-the-art lasers and is staffed by board-certified physicians with ample experience in sclerotherapy and other medical laser treatments.

Don’t worry — the treatment is painless and will cause your veins collapse and fade from surface view. The process is quick and efficient; it only takes between 20 to 30 minutes. Another option is laser treatment, which is more commonly used when spider veins are too small for a needle.

Varicose Veins:

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Varicose veins — veins that have become enlarged and twisted — are incredibly common in adults. According to Canada Vein Clinic, varicose veins impact 18% of men and 25% of women. They appear as raised dark purple or blue protrusions under the skin and can be fairly painful. Varicose veins are usually a sign that there are larger circulatory problems at hand. They can also make you more susceptible to blood clots, which is that much more of a reason to treat them. These are the main causes of varicose veins:

Valve Malfunction

By definition varicose veins are caused by a compromised venous system; when your valves malfunction in the venous system, it allows blood to run up the leg instead of down.


As the years pass you lose elasticity in your veins – this results in stretching and weakening. Weak veins can allow backward blood flow, which means that that instead of blood moving toward your heart as it should it moves backwards. It’s for this reason that it is most common to get varicose veins in your legs.


When you are pregnant the volume of blood in your body increases, but the flow of blood to your pelvis decreases. The circulatory changes your body goes through during pregnancy are meant to support your fetus but can cause varicose veins. Change in hormones during this time can also be a factor in the developing of varicose veins.


Weight puts pressure on your veins as well as your entire body. Carrying a lot of weight disables your body to allow blood to flow toward the heart and worsens the impact of valve insufficiency.

How Can Our Varicose Vein Treatment Help?

You can get your varicose vein treatments in downtown Toronto when you visit Baywood Clinic. To treat your varicose veins, we use EVLT – a safe procedure for varicose veins that involves placing a laser fibre inside the vein to seal it. EVLT doesn’t only eliminate the unappealing appearance of varicose veins but treats additional systems like itching, pain, aches, swelling and heaviness. The best part? There is no recovery necessary for the process, and the procedure doesn’t cause any scarring! The board verified surgeons and physicians at Baywood clinic are all experienced in treating varicose veins, and are happy to provide you with their services, and ensure your safety and comfort.

Baywood Clinic

We have a diverse board of certified physicians who have ample experience in the treatment of spider veins and varicose veins. Baywood Clinic is happy to treat you — especially if it means you will be that much more confident in your day to day life. Those pesky spiders or varicose veins that have shown up on your leg don’t need to be permanent and it’s time to take control and do something about them! Contact us today.