With summer just around the corner, are you ready for the season of shorts and swimsuits? Or are you dreading the hot summer season due to having unsightly leg veins?
Unattractive leg veins are a common complaint for millions of people. But with today’s advanced, non-invasive technology, there’s no reason you should have to hide behind long pants and tights in the summer months.
Why do I have leg veins?
Veins are a necessary part of our body’s blood flow. For the most part, you can’t see your body’s veins while they do their jobs quietly and efficiently. But when your blood vessels dilate and branch off closer to the skin, they show up as red, blue, or purple spider veins and small surface veins (called reticular veins). These veins don’t assist with blood flow, but are rather the result of a variety of issues, including:
- Heredity (they often run in families)
- Normal aging
- Hormonal changes (pregnancy and birth control pills can increase your risk)
- Being overweight
- Standing for long periods
Maintaining a healthy weight, exercising, and wearing compression stockings can help reduce the occurrence of these veins, but for many people, they appear despite their best efforts. This only adds to the frustration and embarrassment caused by leg veins.
Laser and IPL for veins
Fortunately, there are ways you can reduce or eliminate unsightly veins and achieve legs worthy of shorts and skirts. Laser and intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy is a convenient and effective treatment that safely destroys unsightly veins without incisions or needles. Treatments take about an hour or less, and there’s no downtime. You can resume normal activities afterward, so treatment is easy to fit it into your life.
This specialized treatment heats and penetrates blood vessel walls, which causes veins to shrink and eventually disappear. The surrounding skin and tissue is not damaged with this targeted procedure. The treatment can be customized for your needs, and most patients report that there is little to no discomfort. Veins will start to disappear within a few weeks, though you may need more than one treatment to get the results you desire.
Using an expert
Although this treatment is non-invasive and generally has few side effects, make sure you undergo treatment from a skin care expert who works under the guidance of a qualified plastic surgeon. Like any cosmetic treatment, your safety and results are largely dependent upon the skill and experience of your provider.
Say farewell to annoying leg veins that are sapping your confidence. Why cover up your legs when you can eliminate veins without surgery or downtime?
To learn more about leg vein treatments and how you can achieve great-looking legs without surgery, contact Monarch Skin Rejuvenation Center. Our skin care experts will talk with you about what to expect and get you stepping out with legs you feel confident about!