Unwanted veins can impact your life in a variety of ways. However, they do not have to be a permanent part of it. There are vein removal methods that will allow you to continue your activities immediately after treatment without the need to take time off for recovery. If you are struggling with venous issues, you should schedule an appointment at our office to go over your vein removal options in more detail.
Varicose veins are among the most common vascular issues for which people seek treatment. They can have an impact on the overall health of an individual, and they can negatively affect the appearance as well.
Varicose veins form in the legs. In fact, they are nearly unheard of anywhere else. They form when the blood begins to pool inside the vessels. This increases the pressure that is exerted against the walls of the veins, and they become enlarged as a result. When this happens, the veins become visible through the skin in the form or large, blue streaks that run through the legs. The appearance issues can be compounded when the size of the vessels causes the skin to bulge out.
People with varicose veins often experience symptoms, even though this is not always the case. When symptoms are present, they can be in the form of aching, itching, burning, numbness and tingling around the vessels. At times, there may be some swelling of the legs and ankles as well. Individuals who either spend much of their day in a stationary seated position or on their feet are much more likely to notice these symptoms. In addition, they usually become worse as the day progresses.
Varicose veins can also put individuals who have them at a higher risk for developing blood clots. Sometimes, these clots can be in the form of deep vein thrombosis, which is a condition during which clots develop in veins that are in deeper tissue. They have a greater chance of breaking free and traveling to the lungs.
Spider veins are similar to varicose veins, but they develop in the small vessels. Unlike varicose veins, they seldom cause symptoms. They typically only impact the appearance. However, they can appear on the face and chest as well as the legs. Because they usually appear as interwoven lines, they are much more noticeable than they would be if their presence was limited to an isolated vessel here and there. Many people deal with self-esteem issues because of the presence of these veins.
During your consultation at the office of Mimi Lee, M.D., you should ask about the benefits of the various vein removal treatments that we have available. Our specialist can help you decide which treatment method is right for you. Contact us today to schedule an appointment at our office in Little Rock.