Do you have unsightly veins on your legs? Do you hide your legs in the summer? Well winter is the ideal time to get your legs summer ready!
It may be hard to think about summer now, but if you want to show off your legs, you have to take action now if you want to get rid of unsightly veins on your legs. At Rochester Laser Center, you can get this noninvasive laser treatment. If you’re ready to take your summer back, learn more about how this cosmetic procedure can help you.
What causes spider veins?
Spider veins or telangiectasia, appear as weblike red, blue or purple veins on your legs. They’re caused by a backflow of blood into a vein from an abnormal or defective valve. As the blood pools in the vein, it causes the blood vessels to swell. Spider veins often develop as we age, but hormonal fluctuations from puberty through menopause, or sun exposure, could play a role in their development.
Some risk factors for spider veins include:
- Being overweight or obese
- Sitting or standing for long periods each day
- History of wearing compression garments like girdles
- Other family members who have spider or varicose veins
- History of blood clots
Spider veins usually aren’t a serious medical condition but many people find them embarrassing and cover up their legs during the hot and humid summer months.
Take your summer back
If you have spider veins on your legs, isn’t it time to take your summer back? With laser vein removal, you can wear shorts and bathing suits again with confidence.
How does laser vein removal work?
Laser vein removal uses an intense light from a laser to destroy spider veins without needing to cut into your skin. Some spider veins may disappear immediately after treatment. Others may take a few more treatments. Even though this procedure is noninvasive and you can resume normal activities within a day or so, your legs need time to heal.
During that time, you have to avoid direct sunlight to prevent darkening of the treated areas. Depending on your unique situation, you may need to wear compression stockings for a short time, too. That’s why it’s important to start treatment now so your legs will be ready for their big reveal by the time summer arrives.
If you’re tired of hiding your legs, laser vein removal may be for you. Request a consultation with one of our experts at Rochester Laser Center online, or call us at 248-221-1800 today.