, Leg Veins, Who Needs Them?

It is now June and in Texas it only means one thing: barbecue season. While we’re outside enjoying time with our family and friends, we want to beat the heat with shorts, dresses, and skirts. Some of us may cringe at this thought because we are uncomfortable with the look of visible veins on our legs. Varicose and spider veins are quite common in the United States with about 50-55% of women and 40-45% of men affected. There are many inevitable factors that lead to the development of varicose and spider veins like increasing age, pregnancy, and they are even hereditary. They are also not limited to your legs, but spider veins can also be found on the face.

Luckily, there are different solutions for this problem. Sclerotherapy and the YAG laser are two different forms of treatment that helps minimize the appearance of varicose and spider veins. Sclerotherapy includes injecting a solution into the vein, which causes the vein walls to swell, stick together, and seal shut. It is the most common and effective method to remove these veins with about a 50% to 90% improvement. The YAG Laser treatment is used as a precise and accurate method recommended for facial spider veins, but they can be used in other parts of the body. These procedures require about three treatments for the average patient. More treatments may be necessary based on the severity of the issue. Come into our office for a free consultation to discuss if this treatment is right for you.

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