Leg Veins Specialist

WWFM Center

Alexandra Divinsky, N.P.

Nurse Practitioner & Aesthetician located in West LA, Los Angeles, CA

Leg veins, often called varicose or spider veins, are a common cosmetic concern. To eliminate them and reclaim healthy looking skin, visit WWFM Center in West LA, Los Angeles. Alexandra Divinsky, nurse practitioner and aesthetician, uses powerful laser technology to shrink noticeable leg veins and keep them from returning. To book a consultation, schedule an appointment online or call the office today.

Leg Veins Q & A

What are leg veins?

Leg veins, often referred to as varicose or spider veins, are enlarged, swollen veins that become visible just beneath the surface of the skin. They develop from improper blood flow, often showing up on the legs, face, or feet. While varicose veins are larger, spider veins tend to show up in smaller, weblike patches.

 

What causes leg veins?

Leg veins become visible and pronounced due to a malfunction of the valves that control blood flow, allowing blood to pool in the veins. There are a variety of factors that may contribute to the development of leg veins. With age, veins can lose elasticity and valves can weaken.

Additionally, pregnancy or conditions related to abnormalities in blood clotting may increase your risk of developing leg veins.

 

What are the symptoms of leg veins?

Leg veins generally don’t cause pain, but they produce visible symptoms, including:

  • Veins that appear blue or purple underneath the skin
  • A ropey appearance reminiscent of a spider web
  • Cramping or swelling, especially in the lower legs
  • Pain after sitting or standing for long periods
  • Skin ulcers

 

If you have leg veins, you might also notice the skin of the affected area changes color or feels inflamed.

 

How are leg veins treated?

At WWFM Center, our team uses ICON™ laser therapy to treat leg veins and give you fresher, more even-looking skin. The ICON laser uses the power of targeted heat to shrink the vein walls. In time, this causes the vein to die and allows the body to reabsorb the vein. The ICON laser works well for larger areas where leg veins appear, while the Elite+™ laser is effective for smaller areas. A typical treatment takes less than 30 minutes.

 

What results can I expect with leg vein treatment?

After a laser leg vein treatment, you’ll start to notice the vein or veins becoming less visible over time. You may need more than one session to achieve your desired results. However, laser therapy usually offers lasting outcomes and prevents new veins from forming in the treated areas.

To learn more about how laser leg vein treatment can benefit you, call WWFM Center or book a consultation online today.