Varicose veins are enlarged veins that appear blue, red, and flesh colored. Below we’ve explained why these veins appear and how to reduce their appearance—quickly!
Varicose veins are caused by weak, damaged or fragile valves in the veins. Your heart pumps blood throughout the whole body using the arteries. Next, the veins carry the blood from the body back to the heart. As your leg muscles squeeze, the blood is pushed back to the heart from your lower body against the flow of gravity. The design utilizes valves that act as flaps to prevent blood from flowing backward as it travels up your legs. If these valves become weak, blood will leak back into the veins and collect. As the veins get bigger, they become varicose.
Varicose veins are enlarged veins, that can appear blue, red, or flesh-colored. The veins can appear swollen, raised, and twisted above the surface of the skin. Spider veins are varicose veins, but smaller. They are closer to the surface of the skin than varicose veins and are red or blue. They’re typically found on the legs and face, covering a very small or large area.
Some factors influence whether you’ll develop varicose or spider veins in your lifetime. As you get older, the valves in your veins weaken and won’t pump blood as well. Hormonal changes that occur during puberty, menopause, and pregnancy. Any medicine containing estrogen and progesterone may also contribute to varicose veins as well. A sedentary lifestyle also increases the chance of-of visible veins forming because it forces them to work harder to pump blood to the heart. Excess weight also puts extra pressure on your veins.
At The Medical Spa of Baton Rouge, our specialist utilizes The Cutera CoolGlide and combines the ideal laser wavelength with the most flexible parameters to deliver a superior vascular laser system. The Cutera delivers a pulse of light energy which causes the blood within the veins to coagulate and destroy the vessel which is later reabsorbed by your body. Often patients only need one or two treatments to see the results they desire. Within two to six weeks most veins will display a significant improvement.
This month at The Medical Spa of Baton Rouge, we’re offering specials on our unique laser vein therapy system. Purchase one treatment and get the second one 50% off. Click below for more information or to schedule your first consultation.