Varicose veins can be described as veins that look enlarged and gnarled. Any vein can become a varicose vein, but they are most likely to be seen in the legs and feet. As you stand, walk, run, etc., the leg and feet receive the most pressure and blood flow causing their veins to protrude and become varicose. Varicose veins are usually not a health concern, but a cosmetic one. There are many procedures to remove varicose veins that are usually outpatient and cost-efficient, allowing many patients to take back control of how their bodies look.
Sclerotherapy and Laser Removal
In sclerotherapy, a nonsurgical treatment used to remove varicose veins, the vein is injected with a substance called sclerosant which dissolves it. The downside is that the vein removal process is slow. Laser treatment is another option. This treatment precisely targets each vein with pulses of laser energy that dissolve the vein. Whether you opt for sclerotherapy or laser removal, each form of treatment is proven and time-tested.
Treatment for varicose veins has evolved and improved over time. A few generations ago, doctors would merely suggest a change in diet and exercise. Now, sophisticated techniques like ultrasound are employed to map each vein in detail. This data is used to plan the best treatment option for directly removing the varicose veins.
Symptoms of Varicose Veins
The signs of varicose veins are the following: blue and/or purple veins seen with the naked eye, veins that appear twisted in your legs or feet, and veins that bulge outward. These veins can be painful, but they are usually not linked with any other medical condition. If these veins are causing mental or physical discomfort, you should reach out to the experts at Brea Aesthetics. We will be able to assess your varicose veins and recommend the best course of action.