If you’re living with varicose veins, you’ve probably become accustomed to the uncomfortable appearance of spider veins crawling all over your legs.
While mostly harmless, these web-like veins can make the wearer feel like they’re visible from a mile away with their blue, purple or red coloring. You may have even grown used to picking out outfits with long leggings and avoiding situations that call for your legs to show, like going to the beach, for some time now.
These pesky thread veins occur when the valves in your blood vessels are weakened and struggle to carry blood in the correct direction. Some outside explanations for an increased pressure can be excess weight, older age, sex, a low activity level, pregnancy, smoking and even taking birth control or having a leg injury. Another cause of those red and blue veins could be hereditary, but not quite as directly as you’d think. Your varicose veins could be the results of the vein weakness that you’ve inherited from your mother, or her mother or grandmother.
Even if your grandparent may be to blame for your varicose veins, that doesn’t mean that all hope is lost. Because our laser vein reduction treatment can reduce the appearance of those pesky spider veins, leaving you to feel confident with smooth looking skin even before swimsuit season.
Using a strong burst of light that penetrates through the skin and into the vein, the targeted area absorbs the laser light and quickly rises in temperature, altering the cells of the skin or the vessel.
The veins slowly disappear and fade within two to five sessions that only last 15 to 20 minutes at a time, and you can get back to your usual routine without any downtime to recover. However, this treatment isn’t as effective for varicose veins larger than 3 millimeters (about an inch), and not all skin types and colors can be safely treated with lasers.
The results will leave you with new-found confidence to wear that short dress all year long. If you are interested in laser vein reduction or any other facial treatment we offer, give us a call today to set up an appointment at (480) 610-6366.