If you are experiencing leg vein problems, you are not alone. Millions of people are dealing with the same condition. Many others, however, are no longer suffering from the condition because they have undergone successful non-invasive laser treatments to alleviate the conditions. Varicose veins and spider veins are the two most common vascular problems for which people seek treatment.
One of the most common reasons for the formation of varicose veins in the legs is faulty valves within the veins. As blood circulates throughout the body, it must be returned to the lungs to receive a fresh supply of oxygen. The arteries deliver this oxygen-enriched blood throughout the body and the veins return it. Blood in the legs must be frequently pumped against the natural gravitational pull in order to get it from the legs to the heart. This means the heart must pump the blood against gravity. To help prevent the blood from flowing backwards, the veins contain valves in various places that act as checkpoints that only allow the blood to flow one way. If these valves are no longer functioning as they should, the blood can begin to pool inside the veins. This, combined with the natural pumping action, increases the amount of pressure that the blood exerts against the vessel walls. The pressure then causes the veins to enlarge and become varicose.
Varicose veins frequently become visible through the skin and often appear discolored. They can also bulge out. Sometimes, people with the condition also experience symptoms like aching and swelling, especially after spending a lot of time in a stationary position.
Spider veins are similar to varicose veins, but the condition impacts the smaller vessels. As spider veins become visible through the skin, they often resemble a spider web or spider legs. Most of the time, however, spider veins do not cause any problems other than those related to appearance.
If you have unwanted veins in your legs because of the development of spider veins or varicose veins, treatment options are available. Non-invasive laser treatments are one of the most widely used therapies in use today. They can be done in the comfort of our office and require no downtime. During the treatment, a laser is focused on the targeted vein in a way that does not hurt the tissue surrounding it. The heat from the laser then safely destroys the vein. The tissue that remains is then absorbed by the body over the course of the next several weeks, during which time it disappears from view.
People receiving non-invasive laser treatments to remedy vascular issues can return to their normal lives right away. If you are struggling with a vascular condition, you may want to schedule an evaluation with our team at Huntington Women’s Health to learn more about non-invasive laser treatments. During your consultation at our office in Huntington, your condition can be evaluated, your medical history reviewed and a recommendation made regarding which treatment is likely to bring you the most success. You may find that it is no longer necessary for you to struggle with these unwanted veins. Finding help may be easier than you think. Contact us today to schedule a consultation for non-invasive laser vein treatments.