Pre-varicose veins can leave you wondering if your better days are behind you, especially given the fact that they are more likely to develop with age. They can impact your appearance and cause uncomfortable symptoms, especially when they turn into full blown varicose veins. Fortunately, there are ways to remove them that have been proven to be both safe and effective. If you are dealing with pre-varicose veins, you might want to ask our experts at Delta Laser and Skin Care Centre about sclerotherapy. We can evaluate your veins and review your medical history in order to determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure.
Pre-varicose veins almost always form in the legs. A common reason for their appearance is faulty valves inside the veins. These valves are there to keep the blood from flowing backwards due to the gravitational pull exerted upon it. Because the leg veins are longer than most, and because the blood in them is pumped upwardly for much of the time, they are impacted more by faulty valves.
When these one-way valves fail to function as they should, blood can begin to pool in the veins. This increases the pressure that is placed on the inside of the walls of the veins. As a result, they get bigger. The veins usually look blue and are visible through the skin.
Many people with pre-varicose veins also suffer from discomforts such as pain, itching, burning, numbness and swelling of the legs. Individuals who must remain seated for much of the day are more likely to experience these symptoms, as are those who spend a lot of time standing.
Sclerotherapy is a treatment that has been around for a long time. It is still widely used because it works very well. Patients can return home immediately after the treatment. The procedure is done when a solution is injected into the pre-varicose veins. The solution causes the vessel to close off by making the walls stick together. The vein will then turn into scar tissue, which the body will begin to absorb. When the absorption is complete, the veins will no longer be visible.
If you are looking for a safe method that will allow you to return to normal life immediately after treatment, you should discuss the advantages of sclerotherapy with the team at Delta Laser and Skin Care Centre, with offices in Delta and Burnaby. Contact us today to schedule a consultation for sclerotherapy.