Do you hide your legs inside pants, even when the weather is scorching hot? Are you embarrassed of your leg veins? Come on in and talk with Dr. Waldorf about the available treatment options for leg veins. You do have options and we’re ready to help.
Leg Veins… What Causes Them?
Leg veins (including varicose veins and spider veins) can be caused by many factors including age, genetics, hormones, sun exposure or prolonged standing. Many of these vascular deformations can be treated. Here at the Waldorf Center for Plastic Surgery, we have extensive experience working on leg veins and can discuss the various treatment options available for your situation. (This article from WebMD has some great information about spider veins, if you want to learn more.)
What Are My Treatment Options?
We primarily use two different treatments for leg veins, depending on the size of the blood vessels. During your consultation, we’ll examine the veins, offer our recommendations and give you an idea of what to expect if you choose treatment with us.
- Laser Treatments for Leg Veins: Laser treatments can effectively clear up smaller veins (like those found on the face). On the legs, we occasionally use it to clear up small veins or we use it after sclerotherapy to clear up smaller veins that were not eliminated by the sclerosing treatment.
- Sclerotherapy for Leg Veins: This is our primary treatment for leg veins. Sclerotherapy involves injecting a solution into the veins. This solution causes the veins to turn white, swell and collapse. You’ll need to use special compression stockings for about three days after each treatment to ensure optimal results. When the vein closes, the body will reroute blood flow through healthy veins. The procedure takes 30-60 minutes and you may need a few treatments for optimal results. Most patients find the treatment only mildly uncomfortable.
If leg veins are the cause of keeping your legs hidden, schedule a leg vein consultation today. Sclerotherapy can help you to clear up unsightly leg veins without surgery. Put on those shorts with pride!