Articles Tagged: varicose veins
Posted on August 13, 2018 by Ella Fedonenko
You should be sure to consider the following points before deciding where to go for treatment:
Doctor’s Qualifications and Experience
Reach out to the doctor and ask about their qualifications and experience. Your doctor should be board certified in a relevant specialty – one of internal medicine, vascular medicine, vascular surgery, or dermatology.
You also want to select a doctor who has substantial experience carrying out vein therapy. Don’t be afraid to ask your doctor about their experience. If they can’t find the time to talk to you, keep looking.
Laser vein therapy makes use of high-tech lasers. There are many different models, with different features, but the most versatile and widely-used type of laser is the Nd:YAG laser. Yttrium Aluminum Garnet (YAG) is simply the type of crystal from which the laser is constructed, and Neodymium (Nd) is the chemical element added to tune the light frequency produced by the laser.
Although very brief, pulses of laser light can cause discomfort. One way to alleviate this is to cool the skin a fraction of a second before each laser pulse. The DCD (Dynamic Cooling Device) system uses a cryogenic spray to counteract the heating effect of the laser, minimizing discomfort.
Personal Rapport with the Doctor
It’s important that you feel comfortable with the doctor, and with the staff at their clinic. It may be hard to pin down what makes you feel at ease with a doctor, but trust your instincts.
The effectiveness of your treatment is not only measured by the doctor’s skill and experience, but also by their ability to listen to your concerns, and to fully explain the treatment options available to you.
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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 4, 2018 by Ella Fedonenko
Unsightly varicose veins are a top reason many of us choose to wear clothes that conceal our bodies. Spider veins are particularly troublesome because they often protrude from the skin in highly visible patterns. Spider veins most frequently show up on the legs, and they form for a variety of reasons including genetics, obesity, and hormonal fluctuations.
Fortunately, due to advances in medical technology there are now several treatment options available that can drastically improve the appearance of varicose veins. Sclerotherapy, for example, has become one the most popular vein treatments in the world, and it helps millions of patients improve the appearance of varicose veins.
Frequently Asked Questions about Sclerotherapy
What is sclerotherapy?
Sclerotherapy utilizes an injectable medication to remove unsightly veins anywhere on the body. This treatment is especially effective for small to medium sized veins such as spider veins.
Is spider vein removal safe?
Since spider veins have no physiological function they can be safely removed for cosmetic reasons.
How long will it take before I see results?
Patients usually see dramatic improvement in the appearance of varicose veins in three to four weeks following the procedure. Some require several treatments to achieve good results.
What is recovery like?
After the procedure, patients are advised to wear compression stockings for a period of 3 days. Patients should also avoid excessive heat exposure for the first 48 hours after the treatment.
Are there other alternative vein treatments available?
Laser vein therapy is another excellent treatment option for varicose veins. It utilizes light energy to accurately target and destroy the unwanted veins.
Your Laser Skin Care in Los Angeles specializes in Botox and Fillers injections, laser hair removal, vein therapy 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 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.
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.
Posted on May 31, 2016 by Ella Fedonenko
Laser hair removal is the most effective way to remove unwanted hair. In some patients, laser hair removal is permanent, while others may require “touch-ups” annually. Although sessions you undergo for laser hair removal are quite straightforward, there’s a great deal of science behind the procedure. Laser is actually an acronym of “Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation,” and the device releases light of a specific wavelength. Lasers weren’t originally used for the purpose of hair removal, but researchers noted in the 1970’s that using lasers for other medical uses resulted in hair loss. (more…)