Love Your Legs

Love Your Legs This February

Posted on February 15, 2018 by Ella Fedonenko

The sedentary lifestyle many of us lead, unfortunately causes a whole host of medical problems including the increased prominence of varicose and spider veins. These engorged blood vessels typically can be found on the legs. Although any vein can become varicose, the leg veins are particularly susceptible to developing these types of abnormalities because blood vessels in this area are tasked with the strenuous job of pumping blood up to the heart. Over time it leads to weaker valves which makes the blood to pool in the veins and that eventually causes the veins to become enlarged.

 

See below to learn more about treatments that will make your legs look healthier and more beautiful.

 

What are spider veins?

Spider veins are located close to the surface of the skin and they usually have red or bluish color. Spider veins are generally smaller than varicose veins, and they are often found on the face as well as on the legs. They are typically much easier to treat than varicose veins.

 

How can I treat spider leg veins?

Two of the most effective treatments for this disorder are sclerotherapy and laser vein therapy.  Both options are minimally invasive procedures and have quick recovery times.

 

What are the differences between sclerotherapy and laser vein therapy?

Sclerotherapy utilizes a therapeutic solution which causes veins to collapse. It is injected directly into the unwanted vein, and over the course of a few weeks the vein begins to gradually disappear.  Laser vein therapy, on the other hand, uses therapeutic heat to destroy the abnormal veins.

 

What is the best time to start treatments?

If you want to have beautiful legs by the summer, we recommend starting your treatments in February. Patients typically need more than one treatment to see good results.

 

Your Laser Skin Care in Los Angeles specializes in Botox and Fillers injections, Latisse, laser hair removal and IPL among many other services. Please call us at (323) 457-8740 or visit us online at https://www.yourlaserskincare.com to schedule a free consultation.