Varicose veins (otherwise known as spider veins) appear most commonly on the legs. They're the result of swollen, twisted blood vessels. Most often, they can make people feel unhappy about their appearance. Other times, spider veins can lead to aching legs and skin irritation.
Sometimes, the veins in your legs can appear more prominent than what is considered 'normal'. This is most commonly linked to your genetic history. However, sometimes a change in oestrogen levels can influence the development of spider veins.
Other factors which can increase the risk of developing varicose veins are:
When you come in for your initial consultation, we'll assess the appearance of your varicose veins. If we find the veins will be easy to treat with our Vbeam Prima laser, we'll create a customised treatment plan.
However, when the veins are larger, and more widespread, we'll refer you to Vein Solutions Medical Clinic, just next door to our Kew clinic. Once there, they will perform an ultrasound to get a diagnosis of your condition, and the appropriate treatment for that condition.
When your veins are raised, swollen, or protruding, then they are classified as varicose veins. Meanwhile, spider veins are smaller red, purple, and blue blood vessels close to the surface of the skin. They don't protrude, but they are visible.
Arteries carry oxygen-rich blood from the heart to the body. Veins then return the blood to the heart and lungs, where oxygen is released into your bloodstream. It's all recirculated again.
When you have varicose veins, blood pools there instead of returning to the central circulation. This pooling of the blood produces increased pressure in the veins and causes pain and discomfort. Treating varicose veins can minimise the blood pooling and restore circulation.
Depending on the severity of your condition, spider veins can go away on their own. But, more often than not, treatment is required.
In severe cases, yes. Other than causing pain and discomfort, the condition can progress into a deep vein clot known as Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT). DVT is dangerous because part of the clot can break off and travel to your lungs, causes a blockage known as a pulmonary embolism.
At Victorian Dermal Group, we're focused on results. We're passionate about skin care solutions and continually research the leading industry-standard techniques to treat spider veins.
We're not afraid to admit when we don't know something, either. That's why we've partnered with dermatologists, GPs, and practices like Vein Solutions Medical Clinic. If we can't help you, we'll refer you to someone who can.
We've reduced, and prevented, varicose veins and spider leg veins in many of our clients. See the results.
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