How to Get Lovely Legs for Summer
Forsyth Woman - April 2014
Dear Dr. Anne,
I've never had legs like Carrie Underwood's, but they've looked nice enough for me to confidently wear shorts and skirts in spring and summer. Not this year! I can see freckles, old scars from shaving, and bursts of veins all over my legs. What can you recommend for getting my legs ready for summer?
Delia S., Winston-Salem
My how youth is wasted on the young ... As the years pass, this same realization happens to most people in the spring when we start to shed our layers of winter clothing in favor of more lightweight and skin baring styles. Here at Carolina Laser & Cosmetic Center we can treat the veins, brown spots, fat pockets, and errant hairs that seem to have appeared overnight. With summer just a few short months away, now is the perfect time to start working on clearing up your legs!
We use lasers for hair reduction to make our legs silky smooth, and lasers and/or BroadBand Light to effectively treat those pesky age spots. Used together with topical creams, we can effectively reduce and sometimes completely eliminate the appearance of age spots.
Leg veins have a tough job, literally working constantly against gravity. The valves that control the proper flow of blood can weaken and become incompetent as we age. There are several types of these veins: varicose, reticular, and spider veins. Reticular veins, also known as feeder veins, may branch into spider veins. Spider veins or telangiectasias are smaller than reticular veins, look like red or blue spiderwebs on the skin's surface and don't bulge or cause discomfort like varicose veins, but they sure are ugly. Gender, body weight, time spent upright, and heredity above all, play a role in our getting these veins.
Treatment for these veins is safe, inexpensive, and can be either non- or minimally invasive, depending on the type of vein. We will guide you toward the most effective non-surgical method for removal. Sclerotherapy or injection therapy in simplest terms is the closing of the vein by injecting a solution to irritate the walls of the vein. The vein will collapse and fade from sight. Laser Vein Treatment works by delivering pulses of light energy into the vein, causing the blood within the vein to coagulate, eventually destroying the vessel which is later reabsorbed by your body.
Call us today to schedule your consultation, and we'll find the best option to get your legs in lovely shape and ready for summer in no time!