Spring has sprung and summer is around the corner, which means it’s officially shorts season. Baring so much leg is fine for some, but for others with cellulite, varicose veins or troublesome unwanted hair, it causes a good amount of anxiety. That’s why we have rounded up the best procedures for getting lean legs in time for beach season.
Spider and varicose veins are really just enlarged veins, but many women find them to be extremely unsightly. With 50 percent of women in the United States suffering from them, they can be a result of genetics, pregnancy and/or hormonal changes. There are however a couple of options for treatment. Sclerotherapy, when a doctor injects the veins with a solution that irritates the lining of the veins, forcing them to collapse, is a popular and effective option. There are also lasers like Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) or Vbeam lasers, which work to reduce redness and the look of enlarged veins.
If you hate to shave your legs or simply wish you just never had to deal with it, laser hair removal might be a good option for you. After just one session hair growth is stunted and after several sessions the hair grows back thinner and virtually invisible until you’ve completed all of your prescribed treatments from your dermatologist. Or try this at-home hair removal device.
If the term “cottage cheese thighs” hits a bit too close to home, then you might want to consider a cellulite treatment for cellulite-free legs. While diet and exercise are your best bet for fighting unwanted dimples, for those that can’t get rid of rippling, there are some in-office procedures that might help. A combination of laser, vacuum, massage and/or radio-frequency devices may help to smooth out cellulite in problem areas.