The clothes you decide to wear should be made because you like the clothes or it’s appropriate for the weather, not because of which areas of the body it strategically hides. For people suffering from engorged veins on the legs, this could be the case. Regardless of the temperature outside, or the activities they’re invited to they may wear high socks, long pants or leggings.
Bulging veins may happen because of different factors, but the result is the same — embarrassment and an unfortunate change in lifestyle. Thankfully, bulging veins are rarely a health hazard, and the solution to them is easy, non-invasive and virtually pain-free.
By using one of the many extensions of the laser system, a member of the Paradise Med Spas team in Lubbock, TX can use the latest in technology to rid your body of ugly bulging veins.
What Causes Bulging Veins?
Bulging veins are caused by a few different reasons. Genetics play into it, but it’s mostly due to age, gravity and inactivity. The blood has to flow a long way from the edges of our body all the way back to the heart, and one of the things preventing it from moving freely is gravity. Gravity continually pulling down on the blood as it flows in our bodies causes the veins to swell and engorge; which is why bulging veins generally happen in the legs.
How Does Laser Vein Removal Work?
Laser vein removal targets the veins and kills them, removing them from the body altogether. The laser system accomplishes this without the use of needles or other invasive techniques.
Laser vein removal works by sending targeted light particles through the skin and into the walls of the vein. The light is specifically tuned to pass through the layers of the dermis without injuring it, while heating up the hemoglobin in the vein’s walls. The hemoglobin expands and clogs the vein, preventing blood from flowing through it. The vein eventually dies and is harmlessly absorbed into the body, disappearing forever.
While the vein is clogged, the body recognizes the stoppage and automatically redirects the blood flow into different veins, leaving no dangerous side effects for you. The only result is smoother, cleaner-looking legs.
What Happens Next?
Once your appointment is completed, there are a few things you can do to enhance the effectiveness of the treatment. The number one thing you should do is keep moving. Moving around causes the blood to flow quicker and prevents other veins from being clogged in the future.
The procedure doesn’t require surgery or invasive treatments, so there is no need for anesthesia and there is no downtime associated with laser vein removal. The most common side effect of treatment is tenderness and sensitivity around the treatment area. Past patients have described this feeling as having a rash or a minor sunburn.
Bulging veins don’t need to prevent you from being who you are and wearing what you like. Call our office and schedule your initial consultation to hear about everything laser vein removal can do for you.