Do you have varicose veins?
Varicose veins are the veins in the legs which are large and protrude. They are usually blue or dark purple and may twist and appear lumpy. Blood in them flows backwards and pools, which causes them to bulge. Other than being unsightly, they are known to cause various types and levels of leg discomfort. Legs feel heavy and can itch, feel restless and painful. Sometimes they may appear after spider veins, because both conditions have the same cause.
Varicose veins can be inherited and are caused from internal valve failure, which allows for backwash or a two-directional blood flow. The condition is mostly genetic, but lifestyle is a significant factor in whether someone will develop varicose veins or not. Here is what can bring about varicose veins:
- changing hormones (puberty, pregnancy, menopause)
- genetically weak vein valves
- professions which are either sedentary or involve a lot of standing
- lack of movement
Hot and sunny weather makes varicose veins in Los Angeles even worse. Hot temperatures exacerbate the symptoms, which heightens the discomfort. On top of that, individuals affected with varicose veins tend to avoid exposing their legs because of their aesthetic effect. They can become caught in a vicious circle in which they try to hide their condition, but that makes the symptoms more unbearable.
On the other hand, exposing varicose veins to the sun can be counter-effective, as the sun makes the collagen in the skin surface of the sufferers to disintegrate further. The loss of skin elasticity compounds the initial problem.
What options for varicose vein treatment in Los Angeles are there?
Beverly Hills Vein Institute has developed painless and simple processes for non-surgical vein treatment in Los Angeles. We use endovenous techniques that treat inside the vein and involve small fibers placed under ultrasound imaging to cause the affected vein to shrink and vanish over time.
This is an alternative to surgical treatments and does not result in anesthetic risks or scars. It also prevents the need for a painful recovery process. Regular activities can be resumed almost immediately after the in-office procedure.
Beverly Hills Vein Institute uses the EVLT Endovenous Laser Therapy, microphlebectomy and sclerotherapy to treat all degrees of varicose veins. All of these advanced technologies work well in achieving comfortable results with reduced recovery time. To learn more about these outstanding technologies, please call today and schedule a consultation.
Do you really need to treat varicose veins in Los Angeles?
In a lot of cases, varicose veins will present an aesthetic issue with relatively unpleasant physical sensations. Generally, the blood flow is not affected because healthier veins deeper in the tissue take over the circulation. That’s why varicose veins can be removed without endangering the blood flow. Unfortunately, in certain cases, delaying treatment can result in worsening cases such as pigmentation, ulcers, dermatitis, or blood clots (thrombosis).
Living with varicose veins can be a blow to the person’s bodily self-confidence and make them insecure about their appearance. They can also reflect on the person’s social or recreational activities if they avoid wearing shorts, skirts or swimsuits or if the pain in the legs prevents them from spending their free time as they would like.
While compression stockings and lifestyle changes can alleviate the symptoms and keep the condition relatively in check, they cannot reverse the problem. In addition, compression stockings can be uncomfortable to wear as they can make the legs feel hot and sweaty. Treating varicose veins in Los Angeles with compression stockings can be especially challenging because of the year-round sunny weather.
Varicose vein removal in Los Angeles is the best option for relieving symptoms, improving the appearance and preventing possible complications. Now that there are advanced non-surgical treatments available, it’s easier than ever to treat varicose veins and not disrupt the everyday activities.