Varicose veins aren’t always dangerous to your health, but it’s not uncommon to seek out cosmetic treatment because you’re bothered by their appearance. Additionally, varicose veins can cause swelling and aching that affects your daily life. At our Beverly Hills office, we offer a few treatment options to get relief and enjoy smooth, clear skin.
What Causes Varicose Veins?
The Long-Pulsed YAG Laser is a solid-state laser that produces a near-infrared wavelength. This penetrates deep into the skin and is absorbed by hemoglobin and melanin. This laser is absorbed into the deeper levels of the dermis which allows for the treatment of deeper vascular lesions.
Varicose veins are caused by poor blood flow in the legs. When blood can’t flow as it needs to because of extended sitting or standing, the blood can pool in the veins. Additionally, faulty valves can cause backflow. This results in a telltale swollen appearance in the veins of the legs. Some people are more prone to getting varicose veins like pregnant women, people over 50, and people who are obese. Sitting or standing for long periods can also be at risk. Varicose veins can also run in families. If you opt for cosmetic treatment of varicose veins, you should be sure to speak with your physician about the underlying causes to make sure you’re staying healthy and active.
What are My Options for Varicose Veins?
Sclerotherapy is a treatment method that uses a specialized solution injected into each affected vein. This causes the vein to collapse and die off so that the body can metabolize it. Blood flow is redirected into healthier veins, reducing the appearance of swollen veins in the legs. This option requires minimal downtime and you should remain moderately active in the days following treatment. Most patients find substantial relief with this option.