Millions of women shy away from wearing skirts, shorts or bathing suits because they fear showing unsightly leg veins. For some, these veins can even be painful. Some patients describe them as itchy, throbbing, burning and generally uncomfortable. These symptoms can sometimes be suppressed by wearing support hose, but that is not always a tolerable option. The blood vessels do not resolve on their own and therefore treatment can be helpful. If you want to dare to bare those legs again, or rid yourself of the discomfort, then you may want to learn more about sclerotherapy and laser therapy.
What Causes Vein Disease?
Approximately 80 million Americans experience some type of vein disease, with women being the majority of those who seek treatment for it.
There are several types of visible leg veins. Spider veins are the fine red blood vessels that occur on the thighs and lower legs, usually in clusters, that often appear as a large bruise. Reticular veins are the medium sized veins which are just under the skin and appear bluish/greenish in color. Varicose veins are larger and darker and usually look like they are bulging. Varicose veins are produced when small valves in veins cease to work and cause the blood returning to the heart to flow in the wrong direction, causing the veins to multiply to accommodate for the extra blood, and occasionally, to bulge.
These veins generally begin to appear on women after the age of 30, but can occur earlier due to factors such as heredity, pregnancy, obesity, sitting or standing for long periods of time and hormonal influences.
Although these veins are not actually a health problem, they can lead women to feel self-conscious about their legs.
What Is Laser Therapy For Leg Veins
Laser therapy is one of two methods to treat spider veins in the legs. Pulses of light energy directed at the veins cause them to fade and disappear. The laser used at Laser Esthetica, the Cutera YAG laser, is effective in treating superficial red spider veins and deeper reticular veins. During treatment, a specialist will apply the laser to your skin over the veins. The laser energy causes the spider veins to coagulate and ultimately shrink. This procedure generally does not require any sort of sedative, pain medication or injections of anesthetic, though you are likely to feel mild discomfort similar to having a small rubber band snap against your skin.
What Is Sclerotherapy?
What Is The Treatment Like And What Can I Expect?
What Type Of Solution Is Injected In My Veins?
What Are The Complications And/Or Adverse Side Effects?
Can I Prevent Varicose And Spider Veins?
What Can Be Done About The Larger Varicose Veins?
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