A Growing Problem
Through no fault of your own, you may have noticed that there are blemishes on your legs or face. Purple or even red lines appear in your skin. You can tell that they look like veins, but aren’t veins supposed to remain deeper in the body? Why are they standing out against your skin? More importantly, are they a cause for concern? Luckily, what you’re seeing are blemishes known as varicose veins. They do not call for an immediate health concern and are primarily just a cosmetic issue. This article will discuss varicose veins and how you may find relief with some available treatments.
Your veins are part of a larger system known as the vascular system. Together with your arteries and capillaries, your body pushes blood through your body. This blood carries oxygen that certain tissues within your body require in order to function. Your veins are essentially a one-way street when it comes to blood flow. There’s no way for the blood to return back up the vein against the flow. So, when certain parts of your veins known as valves are weak or damaged, then blood can build up in your veins. This pooling then causes the veins to swell and you’re left with varicose veins.
While they do not cause immediate concern for your health, you may experience some unpleasant side-effects from them. For example, you may feel some mild or moderate pain and might also form blood clots, sores, and other problems. As a result, you likely want to have them removed as quickly as possible. Luckily, there are some treatments available to help you get rid of varicose veins.
One of the most popular forms of treatment for varicose veins is sclerotherapy. This minimally invasive procedure involves a solution that is injected into the problem vein. The solution essentially scars and destroys the vein. This forces the body to push the blood into a new vein, so the problem is removed. The old, damaged, vein is reabsorbed into the body. Since this treatment is also used to treat spider veins, you may need to have a few procedures performed in order for the varicose vein to be damaged completely. Afterward, however, the vein will disappear.
Another treatment that many with varicose veins opt for is laser surgery. During this procedure, a laser is used to damage the vein. Again, the vein will be absorbed by the body and the blood will flow through a different vein. Many patients also prefer this form of treatment because it does not involve incisions or chemicals.
Varicose veins can be unsightly blemishes for many women. They can also cause some discomfort. As such, you should have them removed by our trusted staff. We here at Rejuveination located in Cincinnati can help you fade those unwanted varicose veins and have your skin looking fresh and normal in no time. Call us today to begin the steps in treating your veins and promoting beauty.