Do you Feel Unattractive Because Of Varicose or Spider Veins?

How many times have you seen a gorgeous dress and thought about buying it but upon trying it out, you decided otherwise because when you look down your legs and see that your varicose veins or spider veins make your legs look like you have a built in road map?

Varicose veins are large, raised and swollen blood vessels that usually develop in the legs that make it look as if it is plastered on one’s skin while spider veins are smaller but visible found just under the skin.  What’s more annoying with these veins is that is that they are hard to miss since they would be in a visible color of purple and blue and would appear bulky. Not only do they look unattractive but they are also frustrating as they would frequently hurt. Furthermore, even before your veins swollen, its symptoms also consist of heavy legs and restless leg syndrome.

What causes varicose and spider veins?

The hardest thing is that varicose veins and spider veins are almost inevitable as these veins can be hereditary through a history of blood clots but obesity can also be the cause. Hormonal influences during pregnancy and post-menopausal hormonal replacement can be causes of these as well. Additionally, occupations or regular activities that involve a lot of standing and walking can also be a factor. With these symptoms, you might feel as if you can’t do anything as much as you want to because these hold you back.

Now you may be asking if there is a way to get rid of varicose veins. Luckily for you, there is.

Many people manage to relieve their symptoms by elevating or moving their legs and by wearing compression or support socks or stockings, while others decide to have surgery. Some cosmetic surgery clinics in the Philippines as well as plastic surgery clinics have solutions for these problems. Surgery to remove varicose veins is one of the most common operations and can effectively reduce symptoms.

Sclerotherapy is another treatment option which involves injecting a substance-either liquid or foam-into the veins to scar and close them. You don’t have to worry as this procedure does not damage the blood supply to the legs because the body diverts the blood through other healthier veins.

The majority of people who have this procedure done will see a dramatic reduction in the appearance of varicose veins. The good thing is that this cosmetic solution does not cause any health problems although the first days after the surgery patients would feel itchiness and redness from the injected area. Other than that, there won’t be any other problems.

This can also be cost effective since laser therapy can be a costly solution especially for smaller veins; hence, Sclerotherapy is a relatively low-cost treatment for veins of this nature and most patients see favorable results after only one treatment. Results under this solution is also long-term as Sclerotherapy actually gets rid of the problematic veins in the legs so they are not likely to return although personal care would be taken to prevent the formation of new varicose and spider veins in other areas in order to avoid more of these problems.

Furthermore, the best thing after this treatment is that it has minimal recovery time so you can return to your routine right after the procedure is complete. The procedure itself would only take about 30 minutes to an hour. The results may not be immediate but there will be improvements to the appearance of the treated veins within a few days while full results would take only several weeks.

After having your veins removed, you can feel more confident as you would be able to do what you want without any hassle on your legs and feel more beautiful and fulfilled after purchasing the dress that you longed to have.

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