People struggle with vein issues of many different kinds, and when the veins show up on the skin, it can cause a lot of embarrassment. Whether it’s spider veins or varicose veins, we can find a solution just for your needs and your budget. One of the most common treatments for varicose veins is endovenous laser treatment (EVLT), which uses focused energy to precisely target the troubled tissues. Noninvasive and less risky than traditional surgeries, EVLT can make a huge difference for you.
Other treatments include microphlebectomy, foam sclerotherapy, and spider sclerotherapy — the key is finding the perfect treatment for you.
Vein Removal Basics
So, what is the best treatment for you? Besides talking to your doctor, the best place to start is by learning a little more about the veins you want removed and the treatments available to offer the best results.
What Are Varicose Veins?
Varicose veins are those that appear on your legs that are thick, twisting, and in many cases purplish-blue. These can appear anywhere on your leg area including your groin area and ankles.
What Causes Varicose Veins?
Varicose veins are caused when the valve in the veins are no longer functioning properly: as a result, blood no longer flows properly and will flow in the wrong direction or even pool. Anyone can develop varicose veins. However, those at the most risk for it include:
- Pregnant women
- Overweight individuals
What Are the Symptoms?
Most often varicose veins are easily visually identified. However, they can present other symptoms as well:
- Aching legs
- Swollen ankles
- Spider veins
Why Choose Treatment?
Most decide to opt for treatment because they feel self-conscious about how their veins look. However, there are more reasons to choose treatment than just improving for aesthetic reasons. Untreated varicose veins can rupture and develop into:
- Varicose ulcers or leg ulcers
- Skin discoloration
- Leg swelling
Varicose Vein Treatment Options
There are a variety of treatment options available for those who want to get rid of their varicose veins:
- Endovenous Laser Treatment (EVLT)
- Foam Sclerotherapy
What Are Spider Veins?
Spider veins are very similar to varicose veins, but are smaller, blue and red in color, and usually resemble a spider web. They can appear anywhere on the body, and both men and women can develop them. In addition to their color, you may also experience your legs feeling swollen, heavy, or tired.
What Causes Spider Veins?
Spider veins can develope as a result of varicose veins. However, they are extremely common for older women and, sometimes, men to develop as a result of aging. Also, those who stand for prolonged amounts of time are more likely to develop them as well. Other risk factors include:
- Sun damage
- Excessive pressure
Why Choose Treatment?
In most cases, spider veins do not cause health issues, but many people decide to get them removed for cosmetic reasons.Though there are ways to prevent spider veins and many ways to cover them up, unfortunately, once you have spider veins, there are very few ways to get rid of them, except through procedures offered at our med spa.
When it comes to making decisions for your body, you need accurate information, caring specialists, and time to figure out how you want to move forward. The Dr. Beauty team is proud to be compassionate allies you can depend on. Contact us to schedule your consultation today!