If you are having difficulty dealing with the presence of unwanted veins in places like your legs, you might want to give some serious thought to having them treated for removal. Eliminating these leg veins may improve your self-confidence. Many people feel bad about themselves because of the formation of things like varicose and spider veins on their legs. Varicose veins are the larger of the two and can easily produce symptoms as well. Spider veins, on the other hand, usually impact the appearance only. Situations are extremely rare in which spider veins cause physical discomforts or create other health risks. The self-esteem issue, however, is enough of a reason to have them treated.
Varicose veins can form because of faulty valves in the leg veins. These valves are there to keep things like the force of gravity from causing a backwards flow of the blood through the vessels. The natural directional flow for the blood in the leg veins is against gravity for much of the time.
When the one-way valves in the veins fail, the blood will begin to pool in the vessels. This will create pressure inside them in an amount that will cause the veins to enlarge and become varicose. The condition creates an unwanted appearance when the vessels become visible through the skin. They are almost always blue and can look like large streaks running through the surface. Because of their size, they will frequently cause the skin to bulge out as well.
Spider veins are much smaller. They develop when the capillaries become enlarged and appear as interwoven lines that can resemble a spider web in appearance. These lines are usually blue, red or purple. Since they seldom appear as a single vein in isolation, their presence becomes much more noticeable.
If you have problematic leg veins and want to get rid of them, there are a number of effective treatments available. They are performed in the comfort of our office and require little to no recovery time. Options include sclerotherapy, laser vein removal and compression stockings.
Make an appointment at Guelph Medical Laser and Skin Centre in Guelph to have your leg veins evaluated and learn more about your treatment options. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and get started.