The exact cause of the blue lines that wind themselves round your calves and thighs is not entirely known. Though it has been suggested that it is largely down to genetics and hormones.
Standing or sitting for long periods, pregnancy, and obesity may also exacerbate blood pooling in the legs, which can cause some veins to swell and rise toward the surface of the skin.
To make matters worse for women, not only do we have veins to contend with but cellulite can also be a real confidence issue for many women. Again, this is something that many attribute to genetics and hormones, as well as dietary and exercise influences. Thankfully, there are ways we can treat these troubling skin conditions, and dramatically reduce the appearance of cellulite and veins.
Check out these treatments to get smooth and perfect legs just in time for summer.
One option for eradicating leg veins is sclerotherapy. A solution known as sodium is injected into individual veins to irritate and collapse them. It is recommended that patients wear compression stockings for several days after the procedure to maximize results. Two or three treatments are usually necessary, and the veins will look worse before they get better.
These veins can be effectively treated using the ND Yag laser. The ND Yag is used because the laser light has an affinity for the deoxygenated haemoglobin (veins that have less oxygen and more CO2.) The laser light penetrates the skin keeping it intact until it reaches the vessel. This heat then leads to an inflammatory process causing the vessels to close and disappear.
With leg vein treatment, most patients achieve the desired results after three treatments. Following treatment, we recommend wearing compression stockings for at least a week to reduce symptoms like bruising and tenderness. Wearing compression stockings also reduces the chance of blood clot formation.
With age, the collagen that supports the skin breaks down, and areas that were once taut (knees, upper arms, stomach) start to look a little loose. Collagen loss also makes cellulite more apparent because the skin becomes thinner and less able to conceal the puckers created by the superficial fat and connective tissue just below its surface.
A machine that combines radio-frequency and infrared-light energy with suction and mechanical massage to stimulate collagen production and help metabolize the fatty deposits that cause dimpling. The added radio frequency can also offer a skin-firming effect. Each treatment feels like an intense, slightly warm massage. Four to six weekly sessions can improve the appearance of cellulite for six months. VelaShape can tighten skin on the hips, inner thighs, and abdomen.
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