Varicose veins, those ugly, swollen, twisted blue veins just below the skin surface, can be embarrassing, especially if you’re going to the beach or wearing a pair of shorts during warm weather. The last thing anyone wants to show off to others are winding blue veins on their legs.
But we can take care of varicose veins at Diamond Medical Spa & Vein with a procedure called endovenous laser therapy.
What causes varicose veins?
Varicose veins are enlarged veins located just under the skin. They can have a genetic tendency, as families sometimes are prone to having defective valves or weak vein walls. They are more common in women than in men, and varicose veins develop more as we age.
Usually varicose veins are caused by increased pressure in the leg veins, damage to the leg veins, or venous insufficiency. Although uncommon, varicose veins can be a sign of more serious problems such as a blood clot in a deeper vein or an injury to a deep vein.
Most people don’t have any symptoms with varicose veins, other than their unsightly appearance. Sometimes people have a dull ache, burning, or heaviness in their legs, especially late in the day. There may also be mild swelling and itching. More severe, but far less common, symptoms are a buildup of fluids, swelling, skin color changes in the lower legs, and sores.
At Diamond Medical Spa & Vein we use endovenous laser therapy to remove varicose veins. In this FDA-approved procedure, a laser fiber is inserted into the vein. This causes scarring inside the vein, which makes the vein close up. Endovenous therapy is done in our offices under local anesthesia and only takes around 45 minutes. There is no downtime.
So, if you’re tired of those varicose veins, call us at 563-275-4701 and let’s take care of them at Diamond Medical Spa & Vein.