Varicose veins affect one out of every five adults in the United States. They can appear as bulging ropey veins or simply as blue veins. These veins primarily found in the legs result from incompetent valves which cause poor circulation. Because of this poor circulation, there is increased pressure in the veins which causes dilation resulting in varicosities. These generally become symptomatic. On the other hand, spider veins are a milder form of varicose veins that do not cause debilitating symptoms and most people come to our office for cosmetic reasons. Spider veins can occur on the face and legs and are visible beneath the skin.
Symptoms of varicose vein include pain, heaviness, itching, burning, night cramps, swelling, and restless legs. These symptoms worsen with prolonged standing or sitting. Painful periods and painful intercourse can also be symptomatic of venous insufficiency. Varicose veins are found most commonly on the legs but can occur anywhere on the body. An important fact to keep in mind is the lack of correlation between the appearance of the varicose veins and symptoms. In other words, the appearance of your veins is not necessarily indicative of the extent of your condition.
Finally, at Varicose Vein Laser Center & Med Spa in Montebello, CA, we perform a venous duplex ultrasound to assess your veins and then discuss the findings with you. Treatment recommendations include Endovenous Laser treatment for varicose veins, sclerotherapy, or laser treatment for spider veins.
Risk factors are as follows:
1. More common in women
2. Family History
6. Birth Control Pills/ Hormone Replacement Therapy
7. Leg injury
Helpful suggestions that you can implement to decrease discomfort from your varicose veins:
2. Avoid sitting or standing in one place for prolonged periods. Remember to move periodically.
3. Elevate legs at the end of the day
4. Weight loss.
5. Use light compression stockings.
We welcome you to Varicose Vein Laser Center & Med Spa located at 2457 W Beverly Blvd Montebello CA. We are one of the premier locations for the comprehensive treatment of varicose veins in Pico Rivera, Monterey Park, Pasadena, Whittier, as well as the rest of the San Gabriel Valley area. Call us at 323-722-0312 for your free consultation. You can also visit us at veincarelaser.com to make an appointment.