Laser vein treatment keeps Calgary legs looking greatThousands of women and men are bothered by unsightly spider and reticular veins. These abnormal blood vessels create a mesh of red, brown, blue, and purple lines. They usually appear on legs, ankles, and feet, but are common on face, chest, arms, and abdomen as well. Laser therapy, a contemporary vein treatment method, is available in Calgary at Silverado Medical & Aesthetic Clinic.
What causes visible veins?Spider and reticular veins are very common, especially after age 50. They occur when faulty valves in veins allow deoxygenated blood to pool, rather than being efficiently returned to the heart. Factors that increase risk of developing visible veins include:
- Long periods of standing.
- Excess weight.
- Hormonal fluctuations from puberty, pregnancy, menopause, birth control pills, or hormone replacement therapy.
- History of blood clots.
- Constricting clothing.
- Conditions such as constipation that increase abdominal pressure.
Laser treatmentWithout medical attention, spider and reticular veins multiply. Laser treatment resolves these veins quickly, with minimal discomfort and little or no downtime. Treatment is appropriate for:
- Superficial veins on legs and body.
- Visible blood vessels on the face.
- Cherry angiomas – small, bright red growths that typically present on arms, torso, and shoulders.
How it worksDr. Pepple utilizes proprietary technology for increased patient comfort without adverse reactions. The device delivers a precise dose of low level laser energy. It penetrates skin, targeting superficial blood vessels without harm to surrounding tissues. The laser generates heat that coagulates blood, causing vessels to collapse and seal. Over the course of several weeks, treated veins disappear as the body reroutes blood flow to healthy ones.
Depending on the size of veins and area of the body, usually two to six treatments spaced about a month apart are recommended for optimal resolution.
To learn more about laser vein treatment, call (844) 314-4891 to schedule an appointment in Calgary.