Varicose veins are uncomfortable and unattractive. At worst, they can cause swelling, cramping, heaviness, skin discoloration and make it embarrassing to wear summer clothes or a bathing suit. These are just a few of the reasons to consider varicose vein removal at our office.
The treatment options for removing varicose veins are many, and, these days, it may not be necessary to have surgery. Several minimally-invasive treatments will remove them permanently and let you have smooth legs again.
Varicose veins form because the vein through which your blood travels back to your heart becomes weak. The tiny valves inside the vein stop working properly and the blood starts to pool in the vein. This causes it to stretch and bulge so it eventually looks like a rope on the surface of your skin. Varicose veins can be very painful, and these symptoms may not be the same for everyone. Some people may feel tingling and numbness, others may experience aching and burning and others may have painful cramping. People who have varicose veins are at a higher risk of developing blood clots, which can be a serious health risk.
Some people are at a higher risk of developing varicose veins than others. Heredity is the main risk because if your parents have varicose veins, there is a good chance you will too. Obesity and pregnancy may put pressure on the leg veins that eventually contributes to varicose veins. If your job requires you to stand or sit for long periods, you are at risk.
Once your varicose veins are addressed via varicose vein removal, they most likely will not return. However, you should consider making some lifestyle changes so that new veins do not become affected.
During a consultation with our specialist, your varicose veins may be examined and your medical history considered. We may do some tests to determine which veins are affected because they may not all show on the surface of your leg. There are several treatments available and we may prescribe the best one for your condition.
There are many good reasons to consider varicose vein removal at The Vein Center in Mount Pleasant. You will not only improve the appearance of your legs, but you may also improve your overall health when your varicose veins are gone. Contact us today to schedule a consultation!