Why Do People Get Leg Veins?
People get leg veins when the valves and veins in their legs are weakened. These one-way valves keep blood flowing from your legs upwards towards your heart. When the valves don’t work properly, blood starts to collect in your legs which leads to pressure build up. As a result, the veins become weak, large, and twisted. At IGBeauty, we specialize in effective laser treatment for leg vein reduction.
There are two types of leg veins: varicose veins and spider veins (reticular veins)
Varicose veins are most common in the legs and ankles. Usually, they aren't serious, but can sometimes lead to other problems. Spider veins appear as a spider web pattern and are smaller, twisted blood vessels that are visible through the skin. They range in colors from red, purple, or blue and most often appear on the legs or the face.
There Are Five Types of Varicose Veins:
- Greater saphenous varicose veins
- Lesser saphenous varicose veins
- Branch type varicose veins
- Genital area varicose veins
- Reticular type and web type (spider veins) varicose veins
The greater saphenous vein is a superficial vein that goes up from the inside of the ankle and is connected to the femoral vein at the groin or lower lateral parts of the abdomen. The lesser saphenous vein runs up from the outside of Achilles tendon and is connected to the deep vein at the back of the knees.
What Causes Varicose Veins?
- Hereditary factors
- Vein enlargement due to pregnancy
- Hormonal factors including estrogen and progesterone levels
- Prolonged standing or sitting
- Factors related to aging
- Leg injury
What Are the Symptoms of Varicose Veins?
- Unusual burning or aching legs
- Prolonged leg pain
- Swollen legs or ankles
- Cramping of the legs
- Veins that are itchy
- Factors related to eczema especially in the area of the calf
- Wounds that haven’t healed properly or skin ulcers especially around the ankle area
Laser Treatment For Leg Vein Reduction
At IGBeauty, we provide effective and safe laser treatment for leg vein reduction. Our skilled technicians use a modern technology called the Lumenis® M22™ IPL and Nd:YAG laser to treat varicose veins, reticular veins, spider veins and broken capillaries. This laser is able to heat up blood vessels and close the vein wall. As a result, the enlarged vein disappears.
We also use the Nd: YAG laser to treat leg veins, telangiectasia, and hemangioma. This laser converts energy into heat that can effectively penetrate the deep skin tissue and target larger blood vessels and vascular lesions. It also stimulates the natural production of collagen. Both the Lumenis® M22™ IPL and the Nd: YAG laser provides greater treatment adaptability with a number of skin conditions.
Our laser treatment for leg vein reduction is able to treat only the targeted blood vessels, leaving the surrounding skin unaffected. These state-of-the-art treatments offer an effective and long lasting option for vein removal. Our laser treatment for leg vein reduction is completely safe and a non-invasive procedure. Our clinicians offer a treatment protocol that is customized for each individual client. They are able to address many different conditions from thick varicose veins to fine capillaries. These treatments require very little to no downtime, and results are visible with only a few sessions. Contact IGBeauty to learn more or book an appointment today.