Vein problems are far more common than you might think. Millions of people deal with spider veins and varicose veins every year. You may be one of them. Even if you feel that your vein issues are not that bad, you could be surprised that in several years when physical problems such as discomfort appear. You may also find that even if you have no physical issues, you may begin to feel self conscience if your veins continue to worsen in appearance.
If vein issues run in your family, or if your lifestyle predisposes you to vein issues, such as having to constantly sitting at a desk for work, you may want to start with a vein screening at our Cincinnati Rejuveination office. We can help determine if you have vein problems that are hiding beneath the surface of skin, or if your spider veins are concerning. This is a completely noninvasive test that can tell you the health of the veins that are hiding far below the surface of your skin.
Our state-of-the-art vein screening uses ultrasound technology. Testing is done with the use of a small handheld device. First, a gel is placed on your skin. Then, the device is held to the area that can display all of your veins on our ultrasound video screen. As we run the device over your skin, we can see how the blood is flowing through the veins, and if it appears normal.
A healthy vein is filled with small valves that are supposed to close entirely to prevent blood flowing backwards especially down your legs. Every time you move, your muscles push more blood through the veins and back to your heart. However, when you have venous disease, the valves do not close, and blood flows down your body with gravity. As the blood pools in veins, the veins become larger. Problematic veins that are close to the surface of the skin may show up as ropey purple, red, or blue.
Spider veins are less problematic and generally only cause cosmetic issues. However, their appearance may cause some concern. Varicose veins on the other hand, can cause both cosmetic and physical problems. They are larger and often create a large, ropey, pattern on the legs. Without treatment, you may experience discomfort, cramping, burning, swelling, and restless legs.
Thankfully, our ultrasound vein screening at RejuVeination can help you catch small vein problems before they become larger issues. We can do all of this without having to worry about needles or anesthesia. If we determine that you do have potential vein problems that could cause you issues in the future, we can discuss a plan of action with you. This could include making lifestyle changes to ensure that the problem does not worsen over time. Or it may include non invasive or minimally invasive treatments to remove the problem veins permanently. Contact us here at RejuVenation today to get more information and schedule your consultation!