Although varicose veins are more likely to occur as we get older, they can present at any age and add years to your legs. This is especially true for individuals who have a family history of varicose veins, are overweight, or spend a large portion of their day sitting or standing. If this sounds like you, there’s good news – younger looking legs can be yours.
Continue reading to learn about treatment options that will eliminate varicose veins in Columbia, MD, revitalize legs, and help you feel more confident in skirts, shorts, and bathing suits.
Varicose veins are the result of weakened vein walls and faulty valves that allow blood to flow backwards, pool in leg veins, and increase venous pressure. The result is red weblike vessels (spider veins) or bluish, purple distended veins (varicose veins) in the legs and lower extremities.
Whether you suffer from superficial spider veins or larger, distended varicose veins Columbia, younger looking legs can be yours.
There are a variety of nonsurgical treatment options that can restore vascular health and function and provide legs with a more youthful appearance.
To determine the best course of action, vein specialists typically perform a venous ultrasound to evaluate blood flow and diagnose reflux.
If reflux is noted, endovenous laser ablation may be recommended. This vein treatment involves inserting a laser fiber into the damaged vein and applying heat to close off the vein. In doing so, the procedure reroutes blood flow to healthier veins.
For patients with spider veins that are strictly a cosmetic issue, sclerotherapy is an excellent option. It is performed by injecting a chemical solution that damages vein walls and causes scar tissue to form. Following treatment, the vein collapses and is reabsorbed by the body.
Patients must wear compression stockings for 1 week after undergoing sclerotherapy.
If you suffer from varicose veins Columbia and would like to achieve younger looking legs, please contact our office today to schedule a comprehensive consultation with one of our highly skilled and talented providers.