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Leg Vein Treatment: Understanding Your Options

If you’ve recently discovered unsightly blue and purple squiggles on your legs, you’re not alone: Spider veins and varicose veins are one of the most common aesthetic complaints in the world. In fact, it’s estimated that over half of all adults in the United States have one (or both) of these conditions. Fortunately, spider and varicose veins are also one of the most treatable cosmetic conditions. Depending on the severity of your vein issues, either sclerotherapy or laser vein therapy should be able to return your legs to a smooth, clear state.

How Does Leg Vein Treatment Work?

Both types of leg vein treatment work by agitating problem veins so that the blood vessels close off. This seals each vein shut, halting the flow of blood, and eventually the remnants of the treated veins are simply reabsorbed by the body. Meanwhile, blood flow is safely routed through other veins below the skin. As a result, the surface of the skin returns to a clear, unblemished state.

Sclerotherapy, which is suitable for small spider veins, relies on the use of a chemical agent (called a sclerosant) that’s injected directly into problematic veins. Laser therapy, on the other hand, makes use of light energy, which penetrates deeply into veins in order to close them. This therapy is best suited to larger, more bulging varicose veins.

Sclerotherapy is the preferred treatment in many cases because it’s faster, less expensive, and less painful than laser treatment (though it should be noted that neither procedure is especially painful). It’s also the most effective for tiny veins that are very close to the skin’s surface and more suitable for people with darker skin. Lasers can, in rare cases, cause discoloration when applied to tanned or dark skin. With all of that being said, however, some people prefer laser therapy. If you’re sensitive to chemicals or have a fear of needles, for instance, laser therapy might be the better choice for you. Laser therapy is also more versatile, being able to target everything from pronounced varicose veins to telangiectatic matting (clusters of tiny blood vessels visible on the skin).

Whichever procedure you choose to deal with your unsightly veins, you can rest assured that the price will be reasonable and the recovery time will be minimal. Most people who have vein treatment performed can return to their normal activities within a day. With such a minimal investment needed and such powerful confidence-boosting benefits, leg vein treatment is a “no brainer” for most people who suffer from visible vein issues. To have your leg vein treatment done by experienced professionals, contact Abadir Associates now, for a consultation.

Hot Pins: Leg Vein Treatments for A-Lister Legs

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If there’s one thing Taylor Swift, Alessandra Ambrosio, Emily Ratajkowski or Kendall Jenner have in common—well, apart from beauty and talent that is—it would be their lovely legs. Their legs seem to get as much attention as the designer clothes they’re wearing or the latest party they’ve attended.

But if you suffer from varicose or spider veins, you may not feel at all comfortable showing off a little bit of leg. However, nowadays, there are some advanced leg vein treatments that can change the way you feel about your pins.

Leg vein treatments, like sclerotherapy and laser treatments, are nothing new and definitely not a well-kept Hollywood secret. Rumor has it that even celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow and Mariah Carey have used leg vein treatments to keep their looks in tip top shape. Here are some reasons leg vein treatments are so popular:

  • You don’t need to take time off

Sclerotherapy and laser treatments for varicose veins and spider veins don’t require down time as each procedure lasts just a mere 30 to 90 minutes, depending on the area being targeted. This means you can walk in to Dr. Abadir’s office on your lunch break and get back to work right after the procedure.

  • It doesn’t interfere with your lifestyle

Most cosmetic procedures require a pause from your daily routine in order to recover. For leg vein treatments, you don’t have to take any real time off. In fact, you’re encouraged to be active after the treatment, like walking for 30 minutes. However, traveling long distances may be restricted if you’re treating large varicose veins.

  • You don’t need to wear bandages

Wearing bandages after the procedure is completely unnecessary. However, you may have to wear compression stockings to keep pressure on your legs and reduce swelling.

  • It will improve blood circulation in your legs.

Varicose and spider veins are considered unhealthy veins that don’t function correctly. Instead of moving blood back up to the heart efficiently, blood backs up into the vein. Varicose veins can lead to more serious problems such as deep vein thrombosis in some instances.  With leg vein treatments, you’ll not only have clear, smooth legs but also improved blood circulation.

Of course, your treatment’s success will depend largely on who your doctor is. Sclerotherapy and laser treatments require skill and expertise to minimize complications. Dr. Abadir has the experience and skill to make your leg vein treatment successful. So for clear, beautiful legs like a Hollywood A-lister, consult with Dr. Abadir at his practice today.