Varicose veins are the extremely unsightly, not to mention sometimes-painful appearance of blue, bulky and bumpy veins on the skin’s surface. About 50 percent of women are affected by varicose veins that are filled with an abnormal collection of blood, which makes them appear cordlike and twisted with the colors purple or blue.
Varicose veins are a haunting sight even worse than spider veins and can even cause physical troubles. In some extreme cases, they are bulged and raised above the skin causing a feeling of burning and pulsating pain. They are mostly genetically inherited but could also be developed because of trauma to the legs or long hours of sitting or standing. The most effective way of getting rid of varicose veins is the varicose veins laser treatment. Some commonly asked questions about varicose veins laser treatment are the following:
How does the treatment work?
A highly focused beam of laser light is glided upon the varicose vein. Laser heat damages the vein, which makes scar tissue form. The scar tissue closes the vein. A closed vein loses its source of blood and dies. After some months, the vein disappears renewing the skins smooth structure.
What should you expect after treatment?
After treatment, you will be able to return to normal daily routine activities after some days of resting. Your doctor would prescribe you pain relievers and instructions to follow post treatment.
What are some risks involved in this procedure?
Some common side effects that are experienced after the procedure are skin burns, skin color changes, feelings of burning or pricking, small blood clotting the vein. However, a certified doctor with years of experience would make to minimize any side effects.
Would losing veins from this treatment cause any problems?
No. The leg has many veins to compensate for the lost veins. After treatment, the blood in the faulty veins will be diverted to normal veins with functional valves. The resulting increase in circulation will significantly relieve symptoms thereby improving appearance.
Contact us today to get rid of those unsightly veins and start your journey toward wellness.