Benefits of Varicose Vein and Spider Vein Removal

Varicose veins and spider veins are often considered cosmetic problems, but they can also be symptoms of a more serious condition. Fortunately, there are treatments available that can help improve the appearance of these veins and reduce the risk of complications. This blog post will explore the benefits of varicose vein and spider vein removal.


What are Varicose Veins and Spider Veins, and What are The Symptoms Associated with them

Varicose veins and spider veins are two of the most common vein conditions. They are both caused by weakened valves in the veins, which can cause blood to pool and result in these unsightly conditions. Spider veins are smaller, thread-like veins, while varicose veins are larger and more swollen. Both can cause a variety of symptoms, including pain, swelling, and burning sensations.

Varicose Veins

Varicose veins are swollen, twisted veins that have lost the natural one-way valves that push blood upwards towards your heart. Veins contain one-way valves to prevent the backflow of blood. When these valves fail, blood pools in the vein and causes it to swell, look discolored or darken in color.
Varicose veins are more common as you get older because over time; the walls of the vein become damaged by high blood pressure and gravity making them unable to do their job effectively. As varicose veins progress they can lead to symptoms like tenderness, burning or pain felt below your calves when standing for long periods of time. The skin above may also appear red or darker than normal; this is called the stasis effect.

Spider Veins

Spider veins are smaller, red or blue and are close to the surface of your skin. Their appearance is due to the dilation (enlargement) of a group of blood vessels in response to hormonal changes. They are often very easy to treat and may just need to be drained with a fine needle under ultrasound guidance in our office.
Varicose and spider veins can also appear in women who have recently given birth or lost a lot of weight; they may even look like varicose veins but are less pronounced and closer to the surface of your skin. Often this is due to increased fluid retention during pregnancy resulting in excess pressure on the valves inside your leg veins causing them not to function correctly when you stand up. The pressure forces the blood to run more slowly through your vein, causing it to pool. This will cause dilation of cells within the walls of your veins making them bigger and giving you varicose veins.

What Causes Varicose Veins and Spider Veins

Varicose and spider veins can be caused by a number of things, ranging from heredity to pregnancy, weight gain or loss to simply sitting too much throughout your life that puts excess pressure on the leg area. Here are some common reasons that you might have developed either one or both conditions:
Heredity: It is thought that varicose veins and spider veins may be hereditary. If your parents, grandparents, or other relatives suffer from varicose or spider veins, chances are you will too.
Menopause: During menopause, the body undergoes many changes due to a reduction in estrogen levels that occurs when a woman no longer has menstrual cycles. One of these changes can cause reduced elasticity of the tissues in the legs, which increases pressure on leg veins and blood vessels resulting in varicose veins and spider veins.
Pregnancy: This condition can happen during pregnancy due to increased blood volume within the body plus an increase in the volume of the uterus. The combined weight of both causes pressure on the leg vein, increasing the risk of developing varicose veins and spider veins.
Obesity: Being overweight places extra pressure on the legs, which can cause varicose veins and spider veins to form from increased stress on leg blood vessels.

Prolonged standing/sitting: This is a common job situation that can lead to varicose veins and spider veins in the legs. The constriction of leg veins leads to increased pressure in the legs, which can lead to varicose veins and spider veins.
Occupations: Those who work with their arms above shoulder for hours at a time are likely candidates to develop varicose veins and spider veins due to constant pulling on leg blood vessels.

The Benefits of Getting Varicose Vein and Spider Vein Removal

In our professional experience, we’ve found that getting varicose vein and spider vein removal done provides many benefits, and here are a few:

  • This is a non-invasive, painless, and effective treatment
  • You will see results as early as your first session or the next day  (depending on the severity of your varicose veins)
  • You won’t have to wait for weeks or months until your body repairs itself naturally.
  • There are no severe side effects to this procedure because no chemicals or drugs are used
  • You can carry on with your normal daily life while you receive treatment and there’s no downtime required after receiving the treatment
  • Enjoy a boost in self-esteem knowing that everybody else will no longer notice those unsightly red lines on your legs


How to Choose a Vein Specialist

The decision to select a vein specialist is an important one. After all, you want someone who will be able to provide the best possible care for your condition and needs. To help you in this process, we’ve outlined some questions that could be helpful when choosing vein specialists or vascular surgeons.

  • Who are their primary referral sources?
  • What types of treatments do they offer?
  • Do they know how to treat my specific type of issue (varicose veins)?
  • How much experience do they have with the treatment I need?

With these considerations in mind, it should hopefully make your search easier!
At Renew Vein & Vascular, we provide varicose vein removal through the latest advancements in laser technology. Our patients are more than just numbers to us – they’re people with real problems that need help! That’s why our staff is available 24/7 to answer any questions you may have about treatment options. Get back on your feet today by making an appointment today!