Whether you’re excited to go out to the beach or looking forward to a romantic night in, dealing with obvious, dark, or even protruding leg veins can be enough to steal away anyone’s confidence. While it’s important to be able to love your body, sometimes that can mean treating things that make you uncomfortable.
Though many doctors might tell you that unsightly leg veins are only a cosmetic issue, getting rid of them can be beneficial to both your mental and physical health.
Dr. Gwen Allen, and the rest of our team here at Gardena Women’s Center, want to help you feel comfortable, happy, and healthy in your own skin. And what better way than by removing something that has plagued you for years, like varicose or spider veins?
Varicose and spider veins: What’s the difference?
Varicose and spider veins are both a kind of damaged vein. When the valves inside the veins weaken, so does the blood flow through those veins. Instead, the blood pools inside them.
Varicose veins are usually larger, bulging, and twisted. You can often see them pushing against the surface of the skin. Spider veins are usually smaller and weblike. Both can be various shades of blue and red, while varicose veins can sometimes be flesh-colored.
People who stand and sit for long periods of time, as well as women who become pregnant, have a higher risk of developing varicose veins. Spider veins can also have other causes, such as excess exposure to sunlight or hormonal changes in the body.
Both issues are often treated as small, cosmetic problems, but in some rare cases, varicose veins can lead to serious problems, such as ulcers, blood clots, or bleeding.
Getting rid of your leg veins
According to a study published on InformedHealth.org, 1 in 5 adults has varicose veins. While this problem is common, not everyone wants to live with — much less learn to love — their leg veins. Getting rid of the problem may be the best way for you to start feeling better about yourself, not to mention avoid any possible complications of the issue.
At Gardena Women’s Center, we use the Elite+™ laser to minimize the sight of leg veins and treat the problem, so you no longer have to suffer with it. The Elite+ laser targets the veins with pulses of light. This practice damages the veins and causes them to shut down. Eventually, the veins are naturally processed and removed by the body itself.
The treatment usually takes less than 30 minutes to complete, and while multiple treatments are often necessary, in about six weeks, you should begin to see the full results of the program. Finally, you’ll be free of the unsightly leg veins that make wearing a bikini or a summer dress uncomfortable.
I want to learn more about Elite+ laser treatment
The Elite+ laser treatment can be highly useful for a number of skin-related issues, including laser hair removal or pigmentation problems.
If you would like to learn more about using Elite+ to get rid of your leg veins, or to make an appointment with Dr. Allen in our Gardena office, call us at 310-504-3025. You may also send us a message here on our website, or request an appointment using our online scheduler at your earliest convenience.