Varicose Veins - 1

Updated on: August 18, 2014
Varicose veins are those unsightly bulges that you've seen on your grandmother's legs, but didn't think that they would happen to you. They did and now you are beside yourself. What can you do? You hate being seen in shorts and forget the whole swimsuit thing! Not going to happen, how did this happen to you? Well, for some people, varicose veins are genetic, but the good news is that you they are not permanent. You can get rid of varicose veins. Treatment options are available that will help you get rid of your varicose veins.

Varicose Vein Treatment Options Include:

Sclerotherapy - In this procedure, your veins will be injected with a sclerosing solution that will make them collapse and fade from sight. This can also clear up other symptoms that you may be experiencing that are associated with spider veins, like aching, burning, swelling and night cramps

Laser Therapy - With the advanced technology of lasers, treatment of spider veins and deeper, reticular veins, can be done relatively easily right in the cosmetic surgeon's office. Lasers are extremely safe and effective on leg veins, as well as veins visible on the face, neck, and chest. The treatments cause very few side effects and you can resume your regular activities immediately following the procedure.

The number of treatments will be determined during your consultation and depends on the size of the vein and your body's ability to heal. Treatment time lasts from 15 to 30 minutes. During the procedure, the laser's heat damages the vein walls and causes the body to induce a healing process. Once healed, the veins shrink and become less visible or in optimal results, disappear altogether.

Generally there are no side effects, but swelling and minor bruising can occur. Due to only mild pain associated with the treatment, normal activities may be resumed immediately. It is also advised to limit sun exposure to minimize the risk of complications.

There are numerous cosmetic surgeons in your area who can help you get rid of those unsightly veins so you can wear shorts and swimsuits and enjoy your grandmother's cooking. If you are experiencing problems with varicose veins you can find a Vein Treatment Center in your area now.

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