Leg Vein Therapy
Spider veins of the legs are similar to varicose veins, but they are smaller. They're often red or purple and are closer to the surface of the skin than varicose veins. They can look like tree branches or spider webs with their short jagged lines. They can cover either a very small or very large area of the calves and thighs.
How Is Treatment Performed?
The surface of the skin is cleansed and prepped. A fine tipped sterile probe is placed on the surface of the skin directly over t vessel. Low-level RF and DC current is passed through the probe to the vessel. The blood in the tiny vessel is clotted or coagulated and stops flowing. With the proper “post” treatment care the vessel is naturally absorbed into the surrounding tissue and typically within three to four weeks greatly diminishes or disappears. For leg veins a series of 6 or more sessions performed 3 weeks apart, are generally required to affect the best possible results. As the body absorbs more of the coagulated vessels, follow up sessions tend to require less time and as such the price reduces.
During your treatment each vessel will turn white and blanch, immediately after your treatment the vessels will become red and slightly raised, however the next day the treated vessels will tend to look darker until the body has absorbed what it can and sloughed off any dry surface skin. This is normal and a good sign that the vessels were properly treated.
With the RF Probe each tiny vessel is specifically targeted to coagulate the blood flow. You need to pay attention not to disturb the treated vessels for 24 hours. Please refrain from going into Hot Tubs, Saunas, Steam Baths or participating in any physical exercise, which could elevate your body temperature for 7 days post treatment. Undue stress (pressure, heat) could cause renewed blood flow by preventing coagulation so that the vessel will not dry up and be absorbed. Immediately after your treatment a holistic, Cooling Leg Spritzer is misted over your legs; this makes the legs feel very fresh and energized. Afterwards it is important that you continue using the Cooling Leg Spritzer daily and wear medium compression stockings or panty hose immediately after and for the next several days, this will increase the treatments effectiveness while making your legs feel fresher and lighter. Cooling leg soaks and elevating the legs post treatment are also beneficial.
The pricing varies depending on the size of the area and number of vessels being treated. During your complimentary consultation, the area requiring treatment will be assessed and you will be advised of the actual treatment cost. The cost is quite reasonable, as several capillaries can be treated in only 10 minutes. The treatment is performed in 10 minute increments. As capillaries diminish, subsequent sessions will require less time. We provide advantageous package pricing to anyone who wishes to go the distance in the reduction of their broken capillaries.
Depending on the size of the area and the density of the capillaries additional treatment will be required. Typically a series of 5 to 6 sessions 3 weeks apart is recommended for optimal results as the body absorbs a percentage of the treated capillaries with each session.
Most leg treatments require 6 sessions 3 weeks apart to achieve optimal results. Sessions begin at 15 minutes, but for extensive concerns up to 2 hours have been safely performed.
Depending on whether your spider veins are caused due to a genetic tendency or a physical trauma, a brief annual touch up treatment may be in order to catch any new capillaries that are starting to break. This way you may never need to do another comprehensive series of treatments.
While some individuals may experience a minor 'prickling’ sensation, the majority of clients actually enjoy a relaxing nap while having their leg capillaries treated.
Unlike sclerotherapy injections, the RF Probe treatment is non invasive and does not cause deep bruising. Many clients find Laser therapy rather uncomfortable and as such besides the excellent results which can be obtained with The RF Probe, they find that the treatment for leg veins is also a much more pleasant experience.
Red and purple spider veins are much more superficial than bluer veins and are safely treated with this high tech RF Probe which uses a sterile, disposable tip. Hi and Low output RF and DC currents have been safely used for many years to effectively remove many types of vascular skin imperfections.
To find out if you are a candidate for this therapy call our office today at 778-433-8300 to schedule your free consultation.