What is Leg Vein Removal?
The appearance of broken capillaries and vascular lesions on the legs can be troubling for most of us. These unsightly veins seem to spring up seemingly out of nowhere. If you are looking for an effective solution for leg vein removal, our team at Montana Aesthetics can help. We offer effective Elite+ laser vein treatments and sclerotherapy to improve the appearance of your skin and help you feel like yourself again.
How Does the Elite+ Laser Work?
Unsightly spider and varicose veins on the legs are no match for the Elite+ laser. Using its 1064nm Nd:YAG wavelength, it is particularly effective at treating purple, red and blue veins. Nd:YAG uses selective light that targets the blood inside your veins. Once the light is absorbed by the blood in the vein, it gets heated up and causes the veins to shrink and eventually fade. Essentially, Elite+ coagulates the vessels and causes them to retreat from the skin’s surface. The result is smoother, clearer, and younger-looking skin.
How Does Sclerotherapy Work?
The sclerotherapy procedures offered at our Helena medspa are performed under the supervision of our medical director. Using an ultra-fine needle, a solution will be injected directly into the targeted vein. During treatment, an FDA-approved sclerosing agent will be injected into points of spider veins or small varicose veins. This special medication causes minor irritation on the inner lining of the treated veins, and over the course of a few days, the veins close. Blood reroutes to nearby veins and the body absorbs the sealed veins, causing them to gradually disappear. The procedure usually takes between 15-30 minutes.
Am I a Candidate for Leg Vein Removal?
If you struggle with the appearance of spider veins on your legs, you will most likely be a candidate for our treatment. Our treatments can be adapted to treat many different skin types and is completely non-invasive. In most cases, no anesthesia is required for treatment either. When you arrive at our medspa, we will take the time to evaluate your skin to determine if this is indeed a good option for you.
What Kind of Results Can I Expect?
After one Elite+ treatment, you should notice improvements to legs. Many people only require a few treatments to achieve their desired results. It is also possible that some of the veins will disappear after one treatment, while others may turn slightly grey or purple. This color change usually fades 10-14 days after treatment. During your initial consultation, we can determine the number of treatments you will need. On Average 3-5 treatments, at 3-4 week intervals, are needed to achieve the desired aesthetic result.
Sclerotherapy has a proven track record of success. In most cases, 2-3 treatments spaced about six weeks apart, and then a once per year maintenance treatment is needed for best results. After your visit, you can expect small veins to fade over the course of 3-6 weeks. Veins that fade away will not return. It may take 3-4 months for larger veins to get absorbed and disappear. You can resume normal daily activities immediately following the procedure and walking is encouraged.
Leg Vein Removal in Helena, MT
Easing the appearance of leg veins is easily done with our effective laser vein therapy treatments. To learn more, please fill out the form below, or give us a call at (406) 443-7200. We look forward to seeing you!