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Although any vein can become varicose, these veins most commonly occur in the legs and feet due to the greater pressure in the lower body generated by standing and walking. This is the area many patients feel they want to treat and resolve, both for the pain and appearance.

While varicose veins can affect virtually anybody, women and older adults are most likely to suffer from them. These enlarged veins are most often found in the legs and ankles. For some patients, they can be painful, causing pain, swelling, and cramping. Beyond that, they can dry out the skin and make it look thinner. It’s not uncommon for sufferers of varicose veins to feel self-conscious about the condition. Thankfully, there are now treatments available for it.

At La Fontaine Aesthetics, our board-certified staff is dedicated to providing the best varicose vein treatment Denver has to offer. Our luxurious med spa environment is equipped with a wide array of advanced assessment technologies and four separate laser systems, including one for endovenous ablation therapy, to help ensure that the patient’s condition is correctly identified.

What arevaricose veins?

Varicose veins can be best defined as excessively dilated veins that can be perceived under the skin and most often occur in the legs. They are typically the result of excess and abnormal pressure within the veins. These conditions can be caused by numerous factors, such as genetics, obesity, pregnancy, or standing for long periods of time.

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What causes Varicose Veins?

There are a number of conditions that can lead to the development of varicose veins. Some of these include:

  • Skin laxity due to the natural aging process, which causes blood pooling and results in enlarged veins
  • Increased blood volume and decreased blood flow due to pregnancy.
  • Heredity (Family genetics)
  • Obesity
  • Any activities in which a person must stand or sit for long periods of time
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Before & After

Before and after varicose vein treatment in Denver at La Fontaine Aesthetics
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What are the benefits of varicose vein treatment?

  • Low-risk procedure
  • Minimal downtime
  • Patients suffer less pain
  • An improved aesthetic in the legs and other affected areas
  • Patients can get more active
  • Sleep quality tends to improve

Who is an ideal candidate for varicose vein treatment?

All patients who are struggling with cosmetic or functional issues related to varicose veins are considered to be good candidates for varicose vein treatment in Denver at La Fontaine Aesthetics. The following conditions are considered good indicators for candidacy:

  • Alternative management options for the issue, such as weight loss, exercise, and compression garments have proven to be ineffective
  • The patient is dealing with overly large, noticeable varicose veins
  • The veins in question appear inflamed and are swollen or warm
  • The skin overlying the vein has developed an unusual color or texture

Additionally, the treatment is ideal for patients who are dealing with any form of pain, aches, cramps, fatigue, heaviness, or sores.

How to diagnose varicose veins

Varicose veins are often simply an aesthetic concern. However, they may be indicative of deeper circulatory issues. The first step in diagnosing the situation is to schedule a consultation with La Fontaine Aesthetics for professional varicose treatment in Denver. Our highly revered team may suggest laser vein treatment if the following signs are found:

  • A desire for cosmetic improvement
  • Skin issues
  • Blood clotting
  • Discomfort
  • Pain gets worse when sitting or standing for long stretches of time
  • Skin ulcers have developed around the ankle
  • Vascular disease

Some of the symptoms of vein issues can include:

  • Random episodes of fatigue
  • A heavy sensation in the legs
  • A burning, aching, or throbbing sensation

Common signs of varicose veins:

  • Discolored skin
  • Swelling (edema)
  • Ulcerations

What does the procedure entail?

Laser Vein Treatment is part of a new group of technologies that elicit dramatic results without requiring surgery. At La Fontaine, we offer two options for varicose vein treatment in Denver:

Standard laser therapy

This laser works by emitting a powerful burst of light energy directly into the vein. This light causes the vein to seal up, redirecting blood in the area to another vein. With time, the treated vein becomes reabsorbed by the body. This method is most often recommended for patients dealing with smaller veins.

Endovenous ablation therapy

For patients who are dealing with more advanced cases of varicose veins, endovenous ablation therapy is often recommended. This technique works by inserting a thin laser or radio wave emitting tube under the skin around the vein by way of a very small incision. The laser modifies the composition of the vein, making it close up and fade away over time. This treatment typically involves applying a numbing agent to the area to ensure patient comfort, and patients are equipped with a leg wrap before being discharged.

What is the recovery process like?

Patients will be able to get back to their daily routines immediately after undergoing the treatment. That said, it’s not uncommon for patients to experience some mild bruising or discomfort around the treated area, which will dissipate over time. Patients are advised to wait at least a week before resuming any strenuous activity or exercise.


How much do varicose vein treatments cost?

They typically cost anywhere from $350 to $500, but the prices may be higher in certain regions.

Are treatments for varicose veins covered by insurance?

Cases in which the patient’s condition is found to be a functional issue are covered by insurance. Cosmetic cases are not covered.

How common are varicose veins?

It is estimated that approximately 50 - 55% of women and 40 - 45% of men suffer from vein-related issues.

Why Choose La Fontaine Aesthetics For Varicose Vein Treatment?

For over 40 years, La Fontaine Aesthetics has proudly served the greater Denver area with treatments that are based on a number of different specialties. Our clinic offers a wide array of non-invasive treatments, which are performed by our skilled and experienced staff. Overall, we prioritize patient satisfaction and work tirelessly to ensure that everyone leaves our office looking and feeling their best.

Call today to set up a free consultation and find out more about our award-winning, highly-revered, personalized treatments. Try out our vein treatments. Our onsite diagnostics tools allow us to precisely and quickly diagnose all vein issues, including varicose veins.

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