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Leg Vein Treatment

Leg Vein Treatments in Vancouver With Dr. Jeannie MacDonald

Spider veins and varicose veins are not only unsightly. They can also cause discomfort, itching, heavy-feeling legs, and throbbing. Minimally invasive sclerotherapy and laser vein treatments can help improve your legs’ appearance and relieve those uncomfortable issues.

You deserve a provider with unparalleled skills who takes the time to understand your goals. Dr. Jeannie MacDonald and her expert team develop distinct treatment plans to help you look and feel like your most radiant self, making them one of the most sought-after leg vein treatment providers in Vancouver.

Restore the appearance of your legs with a leg vein treatment in Vancouver! Contact MacDonald Plastic Surgery at (604) 288-8517 or complete our online form to schedule your consultation today. We are in New Westminster, where we serve plastic, reconstructive, and cosmetic surgery patients in the Lower Mainland and Greater Vancouver area.

What Leg Vein Treatments Are Available in Vancouver?

The appearance of varicose or spider veins might remind you of your elder relatives, making you feel older than you are. Varicose veins result from weakening valves in blood vessels, causing blood to pool in the lower legs. Spider veins, so named because of their spiderweb appearance, are like varicose veins that are closer to the surface. These most often occur on the legs, but can also appear on your face.

These unsightly veins can also cause issues, such as:

  • Heavy, achy feelings in legs
  • Itching around the veins
  •  Burning, throbbing, cramping, or swelling in lower legs
  • Increased pain or discomfort after sitting or standing for long times
  • Skin discoloration

Compression stockings or exercise can ease the discomfort of varicose or spider veins. However, without treatment, varicose and spider veins may worsen. Risk factors that can increase vein issues within your legs are:

  • Age
  • Sex — varicose or spider veins tend to affect women more than men
  • Pregnancy
  • Family history
  • Obesity or weight fluctuations
  • Standing or sitting for long periods
  • Hormonal shifts


Sclerotherapy is the most common method for treating spider veins in the legs and ankles. This minimally invasive treatment is safe, effective, and relatively painless. During the treatment, your provider will inject a solution into each of the affected veins, gradually causing them to collapse and fade away.

Following your sclerotherapy treatment, you will need to wear compression stockings for a few weeks. To completely resolve a spider vein, you may need multiple treatments spaced four to six weeks apart.

Laser Vein Treatment

Laser vein treatments are another technology to remove spider veins and superficial varicose veins. The laser closes the vein by delivering bursts of high-intensity light that make the vein fade away without harming the surrounding skin. With no incisions or needles, this treatment is noninvasive.

Following your laser vein treatment, you will need to wear compression stockings for a few weeks. To completely resolve larger spider veins or varicose veins with this method, you may need multiple treatments spaced four to six weeks apart. Small spider veins are likely to disappear after one treatment.

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What Are the Benefits of Leg Vein Treatments in Vancouver?

Minimally invasive sclerotherapy and laser vein treatments quickly improve the appearance of spider veins and varicose veins, relieving discomfort. Leg vein therapy results emerge quickly and are long-lasting, but new veins may appear in the future.

The benefits of a leg vein treatment include:

  • Improved appearance of legs
  • Alleviates discomfort
  • Increased mobility
  • Better sleep

Am I A Good Candidate for Leg Vein Treatment in Vancouver?

Healthy patients who are bothered by their leg veins in Vancouver are good candidates for safe leg vein treatments. Typically, candidates should:

  • Be non-smokers
  • Not be pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Understand the risks of the procedure
  • Have no serious blood clotting problems
  • Not be on anti-coagulant therapy
  • Have realistic expectations and a positive outlook
  • Be ready and willing to follow pre- and post-procedure instructions

Choosing Dr. MacDonald as Your Leg Vein Treatment Provider in Vancouver

As a Royal College-certified plastic surgeon, and the only female fellowship-trained craniofacial surgeon in the Fraser Valley, Dr. Jeannie MacDonald understands beauty from the inside out. With specialized experience in facial implant remodeling and reconstruction, Dr. MacDonald will formulate individualized treatment plans for each patient, no matter their aesthetic goals.

Due to the unique education of Dr. MacDonald and her expert team, they recognize how aesthetic and cosmetic procedures help improve and enrich their patients’ lives. Above all, Dr. MacDonald and her team strive to embody the values of honesty, thoughtfulness, and openness with each person who walks through MacDonald Plastic Surgery’s doors.

Your Leg Vein Treatment Consultation

During your consultation, Dr. MacDonald and her knowledgeable staff will listen to your goals and concerns and consider all treatment options before determining your candidacy for leg vein treatments.

During your consultation, we will:

  • Evaluate the veins in the affected area
  • Review your full medical history
  • Evaluate your general health
  • Review current medications, vitamins, and supplements
  • Provide detailed information about what to expect before, during, and after the procedure
  • Discuss your concerns and questions
  • Discuss potential risks or complications

Before you leave, Dr. MacDonald and her expert team will ensure you feel comfortable with making informed decisions about your leg vein treatments. Their compassion, honesty, and passion for their craft makes MacDonald Plastic Surgery your choice as the most sought-after leg vein treatment provider in Vancouver.

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What Can I Expect During a Leg Vein Treatment Procedure?

Dr. MacDonald and her expert team carefully customize all leg vein treatments for the most favorable result for each patient. Here are some general steps you can expect.


Our team will greet you and check you in, ensure you are comfortable, answer any last questions, and evaluate the treatment areas.


During treatment, Dr. MacDonald will inject a solution into the affected spider veins. The solution will irritate the vein, causing it to collapse and fade away. If you have multiple affected areas, the sclerotherapy treatment will require multiple injections to address all the veins. During the procedure, you may feel a pinch of the needle. The quick procedure is generally well-tolerated.

Laser Therapy

A laser can also treat spider veins and superficial varicose veins, safely obliterating them without damaging the surrounding skin. With laser vein therapy, the heat generated may cause an uncomfortable burning sensation. However, you can request topical numbing cream to ensure a more tolerable experience.

Leg Vein Treatment Aftercare

Following treatment, you will need to wear compression garments. Typically, the treated area will look a bit bruised but will fade over a few weeks. You may also feel slight cramping. Most patients can quickly return to their typical daily routine, though you should refrain from strenuous physical activity, including exercise or prolonged periods of sitting or standing, for at least a week. During your recovery from leg vein treatments, you may need to wear compression stockings for three to six weeks to help your legs heal. As with any non-surgical procedure, following instructions regarding limiting physical activity, cleansing, and avoiding sun exposure is fundamental to ensuring optimal results from leg vein treatments in Vancouver.

How Soon Will I See My Vancouver Leg Vein Treatment Results?

Following your Vancouver leg vein treatment, you may experience swelling, bruising, slight changes to skin color, and discomfort. However, these issues should resolve in approximately two to three weeks. Within one to three months, your veins should be completely healed, and you will notice an improvement in your legs’ appearance.

Smaller spider veins may disappear immediately following treatment. However, larger spider veins or varicose veins may take up to three months to fade away.

Some patients may require multiple treatments spaced four to six weeks apart for optimal results.

Schedule Your Leg Vein Treatment in Vancouver!

Restore your legs’ appearance with the most sought-after leg vein treatment provider in Vancouver. You’ll enjoy the confidence boost you’ll get from showing off your fabulous new legs from MacDonald Plastic Surgery!

Partner with one of Vancouver’s most sought-after leg vein treatment providers! Contact MacDonald Plastic Surgery at (604) 288-8517 or complete our online form to schedule your Vancouver leg vein consultation today.

Vancouver Leg Vein Treatment FAQs

Leg vein treatment costs in Vancouver depend on your specific needs, conditions, the number of treatments, and the method required to achieve your desired results. Following your consultation, Dr. MacDonald’s assistant will provide a detailed breakdown of your leg vein treatment cost in Vancouver.           

Avoid any strenuous activities that raise your heart rate, including exercise, for at least 24 hours. Steer clear of high-impact workouts, such as running, weight training, or cardio exercises, for approximately seven days following your Vancouver leg vein treatment.