Varicose and spider veins usually begin to develop during the first trimester and worsen throughout pregnancy. There are three main causes. 1) The influx of female hormones which weaken the vein walls. 2) An increase in blood volume necessary to supply the developing uterus and embryo, both of which cause the vessels to expand. 3) As the fetus develops, more and more weight is applied to the uterus causing pressure on the pelvic veins. The three events cause the supporting valves in the veins to collapse, thus causing a varicosity.
Treatment should start approximately 6 weeks after delivery. Although there is no contraindication for treatments such as sclerotherapy during breastfeeding, it is important to allow enough time for the non-affected veins to return to their normal state before beginning aggressive treatment. Varicose veins during pregnancy can only be alleviated via conservative measures such as practicing leg elevation, wearing compression hosiery, adhering to a proper diet and weight control, and most importantly, exercise to strengthen the muscles of the legs (the second heart). The second heart is a system of muscles, veins, and valves in the calf and foot that work together to push blood back up to the heart and lungs. Vein valves act as trapdoors that open and close with each muscle contraction to prevent the backflow of blood.
General sufferers of venous disorders should always treat presenting varicose or spider veins prior to even considering pregnancy. Doing so will significantly reduce symptoms during pregnancy.
Sclerotherpy still remains the “gold standard” for the treatment of spider veins and smaller varicose veins. It’s simple! A mild chemical solution is injected into the affected vein, which causes the walls of the vein to become irritated and collapse. The vein is then absorbed in the body’s natural healing process. Now the Vein Treatment Center uses Cyrotherapy with sclerotherapy to minimize the discomfort during the procedure, which is cold burst of air. The Vein Treatment Center always uses the smallest needles and the latest FDA approved solutions that are known to cause less stinging.
Over the next two to three weeks the treated veins begin to heal and disappear. Different solutions, concentrations, and techniques can be used for optimum results, depending upon the size of the damaged vein, the color of the patient’s skin and the patients healing potential.
i-Lipo™ (FDA Certified) is the latest in laser lipolysis, offering you a way to achieve inch loss and body contouring with no anesthesia, no pain, no needles and no down time! i-Lipo uses photobiomodulation to trigger the body’s natural processes which release the contents stored in fat cells The treatment, suitable for both men and women, is relaxing & pain-free and can be performed on the calves, knees, thighs, buttocks, stomach, arms and chin.
The i-Lipo emits low levels of laser energy, to create a chemical signal in the fat cells, breaking down the stored triglycerides into free fatty acids and glycerol to then release them though channels in the cell membranes. The fatty acids and glycerol are then transported around the body to the tissues that will use them during metabolism to create energy. This process of fatty acid released is a natural response of the body when the body needs to used stored energy reserves, thus i-Lipo is not creating any unnatural reaction in the body nor does it affect or damage any surrounding structures such as skin, blood vessels and peripheral nerves. Light exercise post treatment will ensure the complete metabolism and elimination of the freed fatty acids from the body.
i-Lipo system has many advantages over other similar systems. Here are just a few!
Independent clinical studies have shown i-Lipo to be, in some cases, comparable to results achieved by liposuction. Ultrasound imagery shows up to 30% reduction in the fat layer depth after just one treatment. Additional treatments improve results further. Results can be seen immediately after each treatment as the fat cell contents are released. Light exercise post treatment can accelerate the removal of the released fat.
Compared to surgical liposuction and other Ultrasound or laser techniques i-Lipo is much more affordable with similar results.
i-Lipo uses low levels of visible red laser light to create a safe and painless bio-stimulation effect in the targeted fat tissue. This stimulation is of the normal chemical pathways which the body uses to free up energy resources when required, so i-Lipo does not produce any abnormal effects in the body or damage body tissue such as cells, blood vessels or neighboring nerves or vital organs. The treatment can be performed on all skin types and body areas where unwanted fat is stored and you can return to normal activity immediately after treatment.
Results can be seen immediately after treatment. Typically a 2-4cm loss in abdomen circumference can be achieved with every treatment. A course of 8 treatments is recommended over 4 weeks with 2 treatments per week.
i-Lipo can target fat reduction in specific problem area. By positioning the laser pads on the target area such as chin, upper arms, abdomen or thighs fat can be broken down and removed specifically from that area. This is a big advantage over diet and exercise which can reduce overall body fat but not shape individual areas.
The system has been designed with a four pad option totaling 36 individual treatment Lasers enabling operators to reduce treatment time.
ABOUT CHROMOGENEX: i-Lipo is manufactured by Chromogenex Technologies LTD, the UK’s leading developer and manufacturer of laser and intense pulsed light (IPL) systems. Since 1985, Chromogenex Technologies LTD has been at the forefront of laser and light technology for aesthetic applications such as hair removal, skin rejuvenation, acne and vascular lesions. In 1994, the company developed and patented the world’s first Ruby laser for permanent hair reduction. In 1998, we introduced the patented Nlite laser, the first laser to receive FDA clearance for wrinkle reduction and in 2000 we were the first company to receive FDA Approval for Inflammatory acne vulgaris, working with some of the world’s leading Dermatologists and Clinical Researchers.
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