Articles Tagged: varicose veins
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…)
Posted on June 15, 2015 by Ella Fedonenko
With the mercury quickly rising, it’s finally time to debut the summer wardrobe. But while shorts and swimsuits are great for beating the heat, they can result in some embarrassment for people suffering from varicose veins.
Posted on March 24, 2014 by Ella Fedonenko
Spider veins and varicose veins affect more than fifty percent of adults, but are more commonly found in women.
Spider veins are bluish, red in color and often look like cords. They can be caused by blood that is collecting because of a break in the vein. Varicose veins are large and raised, due to swollen blood vessels. Both types of veins are sometimes described as looking like tree branches.
There can be many factors that increase the chances of developing spider or varicose veins.
● Age- Veins have a higher chance of becoming damaged with age.
● Family History and Genetic Predisposition– If family members have varicose veins, it is more likely that varicose veins will occur.
● Pregnancy- One of the most common reasons people develop varicose veins is because of pregnancy. This happens because there is much more blood in the body and hormonal changes can cause varicose veins to form as well.
● Weight- Being overweight or sedentary lifestyle can cause varicose veins formation.
There are various preventative measures that can be taken to decrease the chances of developing spider or varicose veins. Some of the most effective measures are sitting with the legs uncrossed or avoiding sitting for prolong periods of time. Shoes without heels and compression stockings are one of the few other ways to prevent varicose veins from forming.
In order to remove spider and varicose veins, there are several treatments available. One of the treatment methods is laser vein therapy. The FDA approved YAG laser is one of the most acknowledged ways of treating unwanted varicose veins. The laser focuses a beam of high-intensity light, penetrating the skin. By doing this, a controlled amount of heat is directed to the blood vessels.
Laser vein therapy with the YAG laser is one of the most sought after treatments on the market because of its advanced cooling system. This significantly decreases the discomfort during the procedure.
Laser vein therapy only requires a few short visits and the side effects are minimal.
To learn more about Laser Vein Therapy in Los Angeles please visit us at https://www.yourlaserskincare.com/vein-therapy/ or call us at 323-525-1516.