Varicose veins and spider veins on the face, ankles, and legs are some of the most common vascular issues adults face – particularly women. If you’ve decided to seek treatment from a vein specialist, here are 10 facts you should know.
#1 Conservative treatments help many vein disease issues. Blood flow stagnates and lymph collects in the lower extremities due to sedentary jobs, limited exercise, and lack of support for weak blood vessels. Moderate exercise throughout the week improves vascular and lymph circulation and supports hosiery provide the compression and support needed to increase the blood’s return to the heart.
#2 Women require more varicose vein treatments than men. Both the weight gain and hormonal fluctuations associated with pregnancy and menopause cause varicosities in the legs and ankles. Conservative measures, including weight loss, help mild to moderate symptoms. However, some women require medical treatments from a vein specialist.
#3 Laser vein therapy is an effective, in-office treatment for spider veins. The tiny purple/blue veins shrink when the vein specialist uses the Cutera Xeo laser on the face and legs. After the treatment, your body gradually absorbs the coagulated vessel and its fluid.
#4 You need immediate treatment for varicose veins when your symptoms worsen. Severe swelling, pain, spontaneous bleeding, or a noticeable lump on the leg or ankle are all signs that you need treatment. See your vein specialist right away for an evaluation. Blood clot formation is a serious health hazard. You will need a vein treatment to avoid cardiopulmonary complications.
#5 Both Radiofrequency ablation and endovenous ablation effectively treat vein issues, such as varicosities, right in the doctor’s office. Your vein specialist uses these minimally invasive treatments to improve blood flow and the appearance of the skin. You’ll be in and out in about an hour.
#6 Sclerotherapy reduces the appearance of spider veins and varicose veins quickly. The doctor uses a liquid or foam agent, along with ultrasound imaging to precisely trace these agents and their effectiveness.
#7 Vein treatments may need to be repeated. Much depends on how your body responds and how many veins are impacted. Your vein disease specialist will evaluate your progress and vary your treatment regimen, as needed.
#8 Compression stockings are a viable treatment for vein disease in athletes. They provide support and reduce lactic acid levels during workouts.
#9 Massage therapy works well for people with minor varicosities. However, it is not appropriate for individuals with blood clotting issues, such as deep vein thrombosis.
#10 Dr. Scott Darling is our on-site vein treatment specialist. Missouri Vein Specialists provides the effective and compassionate care you need to have healthy, well-functioning veins. Dr. Darling is available at both of our Liberty and Marshall, MO, offices.
Missouri Vein Specialists Provides Premier Vein Treatments
Pain, poor circulation, and more serious vascular health conditions are fully treatable with our state-of-the-art diagnostics and treatments. We use leading-edge technologies and vascular surgery techniques. So rest assured you are in good hands with Dr. Scott Darling and his team.
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