Varicose Vein Treatment

Varicose Vein Treatment Q & A

What are varicose veins?

Varicose veins are thick, gnarled veins created by a backup of blood. Your veins are responsible for pushing blood back to your lungs and heart for reoxygenation. They are equipped with valves that help manage the flow, but if they fail to do their job, a backup of blood occurs and creates a blue, gnarled vein.

This can happen to any vein in your body, but they most often occur in your legs due to the extra fight these veins have against gravity. Varicose veins are more common in women than men, and you may be more likely to develop them as you get older or if you’re overweight.

Are varicose veins bad for my health?

Varicose veins aren’t generally bad for your health, but you may not like how they look and want to have them removed. However, if you feel an ache in your legs after standing for a long period of time, this may be a sign of venous insufficiency. Venous insufficiency can lead to other health issues, such as the development of leg ulcers.

How can I get rid of my varicose veins?

Physicians Weight Loss Clinic uses a special injection to treat varicose veins, which causes the vein to collapse and the blood to be rerouted. To ease discomfort, a local anesthetic is used before treatment begins.

Depending on the area being treated and the number of varicose veins you have, you may need a few sessions to achieve maximum results. To assist in the healing process, your aesthetic specialist recommends you wear elastic stockings for a set period of time after treatment.

Will my varicose veins come back after treatment?

Your aesthetic specialist can help get rid of your current varicose veins, but the treatment typically won’t prevent new, bulging veins from popping up. You can take steps at home to reduce your risk of developing more varicose veins, such as:

  • Engaging in regular exercise
  • Avoiding tight clothing
  • Using elastic hose
  • Elevating your legs
  • Minimizing the amount of time you spend on your feet

If you’re overweight, weight loss may also help prevent the development of more varicose veins.

For effective treatment of your varicose veins, call Physicians Weight Loss Clinic, or schedule an appointment using the online booking system.