Varicose veins are the unsightly, bluish-colored veins that are usually swollen and twisted in appearance. These veins are frequently located in the legs due to the pressure that builds up due to standing for long periods of time and walking. You’ve probably also heard of spider veins. These are a milder form of varicose veins. While such enlarged veins may be a cosmetic nuisance, they can also cause pain and medically related concerns. As such, there are various reasons to consider varicose vein treatments.
Varicose Vein Overview
These cord-like veins can have a number of symptoms beyond the visible ones. Often, they are accompanied by a heavy or achy feeling in the legs, with possible throbbing or cramping. Sometimes the skin around the vein becomes red or discolored. There may also be itching or bleeding. Sitting or standing for a long time can cause these issues to worsen. Some signs that could indicate vascular disease requiring medical attention include hardening or changes in color of the vein, along with ulcers or inflammation of the skin around your ankle. See our doctor right away should you notice these symptoms.
Types of Varicose Vein Treatments
Treatments are more convenient and less invasive than they were in the past. For mild cases, you can engage in self-treatments, such as elevating your legs, losing weight, taking breaks when possible and wearing loose clothing. Compression stockings are a good first option, as well. These garments provide pressure to the legs, assisting in blood flow.
When at-home remedies don’t work, medical treatment may be necessary. Sclerotherapy can be used to cause the vein to collapse and eventually be absorbed by the body. The blood from the problematic vein is then redirected into healthier veins.
Reasons to Consider Treatment
There are a number of advantages to seeking professional treatment for your varicose veins. Seeking treatment is a good idea for your overall health and peace of mind. Treatment can help to reduce discomfort associated with varicose veins and it can help to assure that possible future circulatory problems are avoided. In addition, treating your vein problems can restore your confidence, returning the ability to dress without worry of unsightly veins being seen. Relief from the pain and swelling associated with vein troubles can also help you to lead a more active and fulfilling life. Life without the pain and discomfort of varicose veins would allow you to participate more freely in a variety of activities.
Varicose vein treatments are no longer associated with the discomfort and long recovery process they once were. You owe it to yourself to look into sclerotherapy at MacMed Spa. This simple treatment can enhance your quality of life and lead to better health. We have locations in Milford, Framingham and Hopedale. Contact us today to schedule your consultation to learn more.