Varicose veins are a common problem among the overweight and elderly, but they are not normally a health hazard. Even so, those suffering from varicose veins usually want to undergo some type of treatment to have them removed since they are normally considered to be unattractive. If you are dealing with this problem, you should know what your leg vein removal options are.
A Closer Look at Varicose Veins
Before looking at the best treatment options, let’s take a look at varicose veins themselves. Veins are responsible for moving deoxygenated blood back to your heart after it travels throughout your body. Veins that are functioning normally will have one-way valves that prevent blood from flowing back into them. Varicose veins are dysfunctional blood vessels that have valves that allow blood to pool into them, leading to their characteristic twisted and ropey appearance. Spider veins are varicose veins that are much smaller and tend to be red or blue. Although varicose veins do not normally present symptoms, they can cause pain and aching in the affected area.
Although sclerotherapy makes an effective treatment option for some people, it is not for everyone. Thankfully, we offer a better solution for leg vein removal at our office. We’re talking about Icon laser treatments, and they could work for you.
What Does Laser Therapy Involve?
If you are suffering from varicose veins, laser therapy makes a good treatment choice. This procedure involves the use of targeted laser energy to collapse the dysfunctional vein, which will gradually disappear. Basically, we use specialized techniques to transmit heat into the varicose vein walls, leading to its collapse and absorption.
This leg vein removal treatment is performed in the comfort of our office on an outpatient basis. You may resume most of your normal activities immediately with the exception of following our team’s aftercare instructions in order to achieve optimal results.
If you are considering undergoing a leg vein removal procedure, please feel free to schedule your initial consultation here at Le Reve Skincare & Laser Center, located in Fort Worth, TX. We would be more than happy to evaluate your case and determine if the Icon laser system can work for you. Contact us today to book an appointment and get started!