Maybe you’ve seen them on your legs— those blue-purple root-like veins at the back of your legs, ankles, and feet appearing like road map lines. Having it makes you ask if it’s even normal to have it. Perhaps it may even have you wonder, should you be alarmed to have those kinds of veins on your legs?
So what exactly are these pesky lines? These veins are called varicose veins also known as spider veins. The good news is that these veins don’t always cause problems and can always be cured with simple treatments and lifestyle changes. However, the bad news is varicose veins can be very unsightly. They can go from hardly visible to the point of not wanting to wear your favorite shorts.
It’s said that you can most definitely get varicose veins when you stand for long periods of time. But what really causes these spider veins? That we are bound to find out.
What are varicose veins? What causes them?
Varicose and spider veins are basically damaged veins. Veins have a one-way valve that helps the blood flow to your heart. Spider veins develop when these one-way valves get weak. Normally, healthy veins push the blood one way back to the heart. Weak veins, on the other hand, cause the blood to backflow which damages the walls of the veins that pools up the blood. This blood situation eventually puts pressure on the walls of the vein resulting in swelling and discomfort.
Varicose veins appear as blue or purple which can even bulge in the skin. They tend to appear at the front or back of the legs, thigh, calves, and even in the ankles. Varicose veins appear most often in the legs since the veins on the legs carry blood for the longest distance in the body and carries blood to the heart against gravity.
Staying in static positions such as sitting or standing for a long time, contracts the muscles which affect the flow of blood in the veins. Aside from lifestyle, varicose veins and spider veins can also be caused by hormonal changes, heredity, weight, or an injury.
How dermatologists treat varicose veins?
These leg veins can affect more than just your appearance. For those who have it especially those bulging ones can even affect one’s confidence. Not only it’s unsightly, but this condition can also cause serious discomfort.
But here’s some good news. This condition can be absolutely treated by Minimally invasive treatments which lessen the appearance of visible spider veins. Good thing now that you don’t have to worry about varicose and spider veins. The Aivee Sclerotherapy is just the perfect solution to make those unwanted veins disappear!
Over the years, The Aivee Clinic has been improving to provide treatments for a range of skin issues including varicose veins which is a very common issue, especially in women.
The Aivee Sclerotherapy works by injecting medicine directly into the spider or varicose veins. The solution irritates the lining of the blood vessel, this causes the veins to shrink, stick together which ultimately stops the flow of the blood through the treated veins. The blood vessel then turns into a scar which eventually fades over time and the circulation of the blood in the treated veins is improved, thus, reducing its swelling.
Sclerotherapy is a treatment has no downtime so you can return to work and most activities the next day. To help prevent possible side effects, patients are to wear compression stockings for 2 to 3 weeks. For best results, you may need 2 or 3 treatments to ensure that all damaged veins are treated. The treatments for varicose veins are outpatient procedures that involve little to no downtime.
Women may be more at risk of developing varicose veins than men, but you don’t have to live unhappily with them forever. Book an appointment online with The Aivee Clinic and see how you can get rid of your varicose veins permanently.