Varicose Veins

There is nothing strange about wanting to look good. It makes you feel good about yourself and improves your confidence. If you are not content with your appearance, you can always seek aesthetic treatments to make you look and feel better. It’s also a way of showing love to ourselves, healing and promoting better life quality. Sebring varicose vein treatment specialists at Florida Lakes Spa offer exceptional care to address various cosmetic concerns, including varicose veins. Nothing has to be a problem anymore when there are available solutions. Here is what to know about varicose vein treatment.

What are varicose veins?

Varicose veins are large and twisted veins visible on your skin surface. Usually, they develop in your legs. Most of the time, varicose veins are only a cosmetic concern, where they can make you feel uncomfortable.

Varicose veins occur when blood accumulates in your leg veins. Veins have valves that help pump blood to the heart by preventing the backflow of blood. Damage or malfunctioning of the veins causes blood to pool in your veins, causing varicose veins.

Varicose veins may also result from sitting or standing for long hours. It increases pressure in the veins causing valve damage that causes blood to flood in your leg veins.

Varicose veins can occur in anyone; however, it is more likely to occur from the following factors;

  • Pregnancy
  • Overweight
  • Lack of physical activity
  • Being female
  • Older age
  • Leg injury
  • Smoking
  • Oral contraceptive pills

Without proper treatment, varicose veins can become severe, causing complications, such as blood clots. In such a case, immediate medical care is appropriate.

Other than the unsightly veins in your legs, varicose veins may cause other symptoms such as

  • Skin discoloration
  • Leg sores
  • Burning sensation, or a heavy feeling in the legs
  • Skin rash
  • Swelling in severe cases

During your consultation, your provider conducts a comprehensive diagnosis, including a physical exam, reviewing your medical history, and taking a vascular ultrasound.

What are the treatments for varicose veins?

Varicose veins may not be a problem for some people, especially if they are not causing any discomfort. In this case, treatment may not be necessary.

However, you need varicose vein treatment to relieve the uncomfortable symptoms and prevent and treat complications.

Your provider may first recommend conservative treatments, such as;

  • Regular exercise
  • Wearing compression stockings
  • Keeping your legs elevated during rest
  • Avoiding standing or sitting for extended periods

Other varicose vein treatments include the following.

Radiofrequency ablation

It involves heating the varicose veins walls with radiofrequency energy until it collapses. The heat then closes and seals the vein, rerouting blood to other healthy veins.

Sclerotherapy

Your provider administers a chemical into your varicose vein to destroy the vein lining and close the vein.

Ligation and stripping

It involves securing the affected vein and removing it surgically.

Do not let varicose veins dictate how you feel and look. If they bother you or are causing other uncomfortable symptoms, do not hesitate to seek treatment. Contact Florida Lakes Spa today to schedule your varicose vein consultation and treatment.

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