From spider veins to deep vein thrombosis, the veins in the legs can cause problems as you grow older. While some of your concerns may be cosmetic, there are leg vein conditions that cause pain and discomfort and can be serious if left untreated. Leg veins treatment in Wellington is available at Goldman Vein Institute. Our experienced doctors are experts in assessing and treating various issues that can arise with leg veins.
The veins in your legs serve an important function, carrying ‘toxic’ blood from the feet back to the heart where it can be refreshed with oxygen. As you grow older, there is a chance that these veins can become blocked, which causes the blood to ‘pool’. This results in painful symptoms such as bulging and swollen leg veins. Painful leg veins are not always an indicator of a problem, however, spider veins are often a cause for cosmetic concern rather than discomfort.
Your leg veins pump blood back to the heart where it is re-oxygenated. There are many ‘check valves’ located throughout the venous system to help with this pumping, but if they become blocked, toxic blood can pool in the leg veins. This causes the swollen appearance of varicose veins.
Spider veins are caused by the tiny veins close to the skin’s surface becoming dilated, resulting in the blood vessels becoming visible through the skin as web-like structures. Although not as serious as varicose veins, spider veins can cause uncomfortable symptoms such as itching or burning.
While there is a genetic factor in the chances of developing varicose or spider veins, there are other risk factors such as growing older, standing for long periods of time, leading a sedentary lifestyle, sun exposure, and hormonal changes caused by pregnancy and other conditions.
While spider veins and mild varicose veins can sometimes be covered up using cosmetic lotions or by wearing stockings, there is treatment available that can bring relief if bulging, swollen varicose veins are causing pain and discomfort. The doctors at Goldman Vein Institute can provide an assessment as well as recommend safe, FDA-approved leg veins treatment in Wellington, Florida.
This non-invasive procedure is done in the doctor’s office using a laser to encourage venous closure. This is a quick, safe and effective FDA-approved treatment.
Using an FDA-approved sclerosant to treat varicose veins as well as visual monitoring, this treatment is minimally invasive and provides relief from the pain and swelling of varicose veins. It is more invasive than laser treatment but very effective.
For further information about the treatment of varicose veins and spider veins at Goldman Vein Institute please do not hesitate to give us a call.