Do you suffer from unattractive, painful and swollen legs?
Varicose veins are a frequently occurring condition with up to 40% of women and 20% of men likely to suffer from symptoms such as fatigue, pain and swelling of the lower limbs. Soft tissue breakdown leading to ulceration can result if left untreated.
If you have unattractive, enlarged blue or purple veins on the thigh or calf, this indicates the symptoms of venous disease. These are known as varicose veins.
You may also suffer from cosmetically unappealing spider veins. These too can cause concern as you may feel compromised in your attractiveness and quality of life owing to the existence of these highly visible, small veins on your legs.
What are varicose veins?
The medical term for varicose veins is varices or venous insufficiency. The key function of the venous system is to transport deoxygenated blood from the various organs & parts of the body back to the heart. In healthy veins, valves located within the veins prevent the venous blood from returning back down the leg. When these valves no longer function correctly the vein is termed ‘incompetent’ and venous blood collects in the veins, causing them to enlarge.
The result is visible ‘varicose veins’ that are the cause of the pain, swelling & discomfort you may feel in your lower limbs. This is an indication of malfunction of the venous system and should be investigated by a vascular specialist to help prevent potentially more serious problems arising later.
See common treatments below and call for a FREE consultation to find a vein solution for you.
ELVeS™ (Endo Laser Vein System) is a gentle and quick solution to any vein related problems. This versatile system enables simple, effective treatment of a range of varices using the latest laser technology. The procedure can be performed on an outpatient basis under local anesthesia and has the following advantages:-
- Minimal discomfort
- Short treatment time
- Excellent aesthetic results
- A rapid return to normal activities
Excellent aesthetic & cosmetic results
ELVeS™ treatment is well tolerated by patients and shows impressive and convincing cosmetic results. As the procedure is minimally invasive, it leaves no scarring. Long term side effects such as skin discoloration or pigment changes have not been observed.
Pregnancy, prolonged standing, and heredity are the primary causes of unsightly and often painful varicose and spider veins. As we age, more visible leg veins frequently emerge and our existing veins become increasingly noticeable. Spider veins most commonly show up on the legs but can also appear on the face. There is a simple solution to this problem. A sclerosing solution—and a cosmetic procedure called Sclerotherapy!
What is Sclerotherapy?
Sclerotherapy was developed over 75 years ago and at present is one of the most prevalent treatments for spider and varicose veins. During the treatment, a sclerosing agent is injected into the vein. The body then initiates the natural healing process and the vein begins to decompose, shrink and eventually disappear.
What results will I see?
Gradual improvement will be noticed. Many patients experience 60% to 80% of the treated vessels resolved. During our free consultation, you will be advised as to the number of treatments necessary to achieve desired results. Who is a candidate?
During your free consultation, our experienced medical experts will determine if you are a candidate. During your consultation, a review of your medical history will ascertain the cause and severity of your condition.
In recent years medical lasers have made great advancement in sophistication. Today, lasers are safely used for a wide variety of cosmetic non-invasive treatments. Laser Therapy treatment is extremely safe and effective on leg veins, as well as veins visible on the face, neck, and chest just about anywhere! Laser treatment also corrects benign pigmented lesions such as age spots, birthmarks, and tattoos. These non-invasive treatments are increasingly popular because they involve very few side effects, and you can resume your regular activities immediately following treatment! Treatment may vary from 15 to 30 minutes. As a result of treatment, the walls of the veins are damaged by the laser’s heat. The body induces a healing process. The veins shrink and become less visible or disappear altogether. Medical studies have documented exceptional results on veins with laser treatments. Utilizing a laser allows customized treatment of virtually every small vein disorder, including deep veins and veins that do not respond to other treatment methods.
Which type of veins can Laser/IPL Therapy treat?
Laser/IPL Therapy treats many types of leg veins, including shallow spider veins and reticular veins.
Spider Veins are very small veins caused by a dilation of the small venules under the skin. This occurs when the pressure inside the vein increases enough to overcome normal resistance of the vein wall. The ability of veins to resist increased pressure is reduced in women when the body’s estrogen level is reduced.
Reticular Veins are small, bluish-colored veins that carry blood to the skin venules and are larger than spider veins. These veins have thin walls and dilate with excessive venous pressure. When this occurs, they become large enough to be unsightly, but are not considered to be varicose veins.
Both spider veins and reticular veins respond extremely well to Laser/IPL Therapy.
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