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We Have Solutions for Pesky Leg Veins

We Have Solutions for Pesky Leg Veins

Here in the Sunshine State, we have the luxury of wearing shorts and skirts year round thanks to the warm temps, yet you’re keeping your legs under wraps thanks to varicose and/or spider veins.

It may be of some consolation to know that you’re not alone. Most people develop a spider vein or two during their lives, and nearly a third of the population develops varicose veins — with women outpacing men by two to one when it comes to these ropey, bulging veins.

An even bigger consolation is that the team here at Z-ROC Dermatology, including Dr. Khongruk Wongkittiroch and Dr. Matthew Zarraga, offers leg vein treatments that can make quick work of these pesky veins.

If you want to bare your legs with confidence again, check out these quick-and-easy varicose and spider vein treatments.

Untangling the web of spider veins

Let’s start with spider veins, which are medically known as telangiectasias. These spindly blue or red lines that appear across the surface of your skin aren’t medically serious and shouldn’t cause any symptoms. Spider veins occur in capillaries, which are tiny blood vessels that branch off of both veins and arteries.


Getting rid of spider veins is incredibly easy with our advanced laser technologies — the Icon® IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) and 1064nm lasers. These lasers deliver energy pulses into the spider veins to break them apart. 

After we break them apart with the laser, your body simply reabsorbs the remnants of the tiny capillary, and any trace blood that might have been flowing through reroutes to healthier vessels.

Dealing with varicose veins

Varicose veins are like the larger cousins of spider veins, except these leg veins are mainly due to venous insufficiency. 

The veins in your legs have tiny, one-way valves that close as blood passes through to keep it from spilling backward. If these valves fail to close completely because they’re weak or damaged, blood can pool backward, engorge a vein, and push it toward the surface of your skin.

In most cases, varicose veins aren’t medically serious and pose more of a cosmetic concern than anything else. These veins also occur in the superficial veins in your legs, which only carry about 10% of the blood back to your heart. Veins deeper in your legs do most of the heavy lifting in this regard.

We bring this up because it's no problem having us get rid of your varicose veins. They don’t carry all that much blood, and any blood that they transport will find better vessels for the return journey.

To get rid of varicose veins, we turn to sclerotherapy, a treatment in which we inject an agent into the vein that closes or collapses the vein. As with spider veins, your body reabsorbs the remnants once we treat the varicose vein.

Whether we use lasers or sclerotherapy for your leg veins, the treatments are quick and easy, and there’s no downtime afterward. Your legs will be smooth and blemish-free in no time at all.

To schedule your leg vein treatments today, please contact our Fort Lauderdale, Florida, office to book an appointment.

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