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By Dr. Alex Eshaghian, MD, PhD
March 04, 2018
Category: Services
Tags: leg vein treatment  

laser leg vein treatment before and afterDo you want your legs to look sexy for the summer? Do you have unsightly legs veins you want gone? Fortunately, we are able to remove leg veins safely and effectively with laser leg vein treatments.

What causes the appearance of leg veins?

Leg veins can be caused by a number of factors such as genetics, age, and lifestyle. For example, those that stand on their feet for prolonged periods are more prone to forming leg veins. Also, women who often wear high heels form leg veins more frequently. This is because gravity pulls the blood downward toward the feet, making it difficult to bring the blood back to the heart. As a result, leg veins are formed.

It is important to understand that those people that develop leg veins are more likely to form new leg veins later. This often happens after a leg vein treatment and people think that the treatment did not work. Most of the time, however, these are new veins that are forming which require treatment.

How does a laser leg vein treatment work?

With the use of laser technology, we are able to remove unwanted leg veins without injections or surgery. Laser leg vein treatment works very similar to laser hair removal. But instead of targeting the pigment in the hair, the blood in the veins are targeted. The blood absorbs the energy from the laser pulse, heats up, and destroys the vessel.

The laser leg vein treatment is fast, safe, and comfortable. It only takes a few minutes to treat a small area. We now use a cold chill plate to keep the skin comfortable during the treatment in addition to the cold air and our vibrating distractor called the beauty bar. Most people describe the sensation as a tiny pinch and they tolerate it very well. Depending on the individual, anywhere from one to three laser leg vein treatments may be required and laser leg vein treatments are performed every two to three months.

What should I do after a laser laser leg vein treatment?

After a laser leg vein treatment, the vein may change color, either darker or lighter. Sometimes a dark pigmentation can be seen in the area which goes away on its own. The are may be red or swollen for a few hours; applying cold compresses such as ice packs will reduce any redness or swelling. The veins will not disappear right away; rather it can take weeks to see improvement and patience is important.

What results can I expect after a laser leg vein treatment?

The results with a laser leg vein treatment are outstanding and they provide many women and men with the confidence to show off their legs by wearing shorts and swimsuits in the summer.

Laser Leg Vein Treatment Frequently Asked Questions

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