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At vivaMD Medical Spa & Weight Management, we offer state of the art laser therapy for leg and facial veins as well as Sclerotherapy using Asclra in the treatment of leg veins. Although, the gold standard for leg veins treatment remains the traditional sclerotherapy. However, for women and men who are not comfortable with needle injections or rare risk of skin ulceration from sclerotherapy, laser vein treatment with Aerolase LightPod Neo is an excellent alternative.

The LightPod Neo is the state-of-the-art laser for treating spider veins. Now the practitioner has the power of 650-microsecond 1064nm technology with uniquely high efficacy in just 1 to 2 treatments, yet unprecedented levels of treatment safety thanks to the unique power and pulse duration. The LightPod Neo Nd:YAG 1064nm laser has established a new standard for efficacy and safety in treating spider veins. The Neo combines the high affinity for hemoglobin and deep-heating power of a 1064nm laser, with the innovative 650-microsecond pulse technology for a unique blend of high power and  a gentle, safe pulse duration. With Neo, any facial vessel as well as leg telangiectasias are treated with ease and little or no discomfort, and most are cleared in just or 2 treatment sessions. To learn more about the LightPod Neo the state-of-the-art laser for treating spider veins

What are varicose veins?

Varicose veins are large blue, dark purple veins. They protrude from the skin and many times the have a cord-like appearance and twist or bulge. Varicose veins are found most frequently on the legs. The recommended treatment for these types of veins is endovascular laser ablation to be done by board-certified Vascular Surgeons.

What are spider veins?

Spider veins are very small and very fine red or blue veins. They are closer to the surface of the skin than varicose veins. They can look like a thin red line, tree branches or spider webs. Spider veins can be found on the legs and face and many cover a small or large area.

What are reticular veins?

Reticular veins can also be known as feeder veins. They are the blue and green veins beneath the surface of skin. Reticular veins enlarge because of increased pressure in the vein. They can be caused by heredity. You may have reticular veins alone but you may also have spider veins at the same time.

What Causes Spider and reticular veins?

Spider and reticular veins can be caused by many factors.

Heredity

Having a family member with prominent veins may increase the risk of you developing them. Approximately half of the people who get varicose veins have a family history of them.

Age

The normal wear and tear of aging may cause valves in the veins to weaken and not work as well.

Gender

Women are two to three times likely to develop varicose veins than men. Up to half of American women have varicose veins. Changes in hormones due to puberty, pregnancy, menopause and birth control pills may increase a woman’s risk of developing varicose veins.

Pregnancy

During pregnancy, the growth of the fetus increases the pressure on the veins in the legs. Varicose veins that occur during pregnancy usually improve within 3-12 months following pregnancy.

Overweight and obesity

Having extra weight on the body can put additional pressure on the veins.

Prolonged standing or sitting

This particularly true with legs bent or crossed. When standing or sitting wit legs bent or crossed, the veins have to work harder to pump the blood up to the heart.

Other possible causes for leg veins are race, posture, occupation, hormones such as estrogen and progesterone, primary valvular incompetence and incompetent perforating veins.

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