Articles Tagged: sclerotherapy
Posted on January 3, 2019 by Ella Fedonenko
Spider veins are the smaller cousins of varicose veins – they are twisty, fine, red, purple, or blue blood vessels that can be seen through the skin, usually on the face or legs. Unlike varicose veins they don’t cause the skin surface to bulge – although they don’t typically pose a health problem in themselves, they can be equally distressing. They typically form a spider’s web-like pattern, and up to 60% of adults will eventually suffer from them.
What Causes Spider Veins?
Healthy veins transfer blood to the heart and contain one-way valves that allow blood to flow in one direction. Spider veins are formed when problems with these valves cause blood to pool inside the veins. This causes blood vessel walls to weaken, which can result in the twisty patterns that are characteristic of spider veins.
Women are twice as likely as men to suffer from spider veins, as are people who spend much of their time at work standing up. Age, being overweight, pregnancy, trauma, and surgery also increase the risk of developing spider veins. There is also a genetic component, meaning that some people are just more likely to suffer from them.
If you want to decrease the risk of developing spider veins, the following methods are recommended:
-Stay active by walking regularly and keeping your weight under control.
– Additional exercises targeting your leg muscles will help.
– If you have to stand still for extended periods, periodically stretch your leg muscles to help promote blood circulation.
– Limit the level of salt in your diet to reduce water retention.
– Regularly rest with your legs raised to the level of your heart (or higher). This helps promote healthy blood circulation by stopping blood from pooling in the legs.
– Excessive sun exposure can also contribute to worsening the appearance of spider veins, so wearing sunblock and avoiding too much sun will also help.
If you’ve started to develop spider veins, Sclerotherapy and Laser Vein Therapy are both effective treatment options that can reduce or eliminate spider veins in the vast majority of cases.
Your Laser Skin Care in Los Angeles specializes in Botox and Fillers injections, laser hair removal, vein therapy, chemical peels and IPL among many other services. Please call us at (323) 525-1516 or visit us online at www.yourlaserskincare.com to schedule a free consultation.
Posted on June 26, 2017 by Ella Fedonenko
As we age, our body’s natural defenses don’t quite work the way they used to. The valves in your veins begin to show the wear and tear from their efforts of regulating blood flow. As the valves deteriorate, blood begins to pool in certain areas of your body rather than flow freely and as a result, your veins begin to look engorged. Varicose veins are more often associated with aches and pains, and they are larger and more pronounced than spider veins. Spider veins form just under the skin, and many people regard them as an unsightly cosmetic problem.
There are a number of therapies to treat unwanted enlarged veins and make your skin appear clearer and more even toned. Sclerotherapy and Laser Vein Therapy are two of the most popular treatment options for the removal of varicose and spider veins.
Sclerotherapy is a non-surgical treatment option which involves a liquid solution being injected into the vein. Over time, the vein collapses and eventually disappears from the surface of your skin. Patients often tell us how beautiful their legs look and feel just a few weeks after a treatment.
Another good way to treat varicose veins and broken capillaries is Laser Vein Therapy. These days, lasers are more powerful and effective than ever before, and the YAG laser system we use is often viewed as the gold standard in Laser Vein Therapy. This laser is designed to remove veins by treating them with an intense beam of light. The laser, when paired with the patented Dynamic Cooling Device and a topical anesthetic, proves to be a well-tolerated therapy for many patients.
Your Laser Skin Care in Los Angeles specializes in Botox and Fillers injections, laser hair removal and IPL among many other services. Please call us at (323) 525-1516 or visit us online at www.yourlaserskincare.com to schedule a free consultation.
Posted on January 4, 2017 by Ella Fedonenko
See your varicose veins disappear with a quick, painless procedure. Watch how this patient describes how well sclerotherapy worked for her.
Posted on November 21, 2016 by Ella Fedonenko
Sclerotherapy can reduce the appearance of varicose veins and help you feel comfortable wearing short dresses again. See how it helped this patient.
Posted on October 26, 2016 by Ella Fedonenko
Sclerotherapy can reduce the appearance of varicose veins with little to no discomfort. Watch one patient share her experience.