The vein disease conditions varicose veins and spider veins affect many women and men in the world. Venous disease doesn’t happen overnight. Many patients may not realize that anything is wrong until the symptoms begin to interfere with their ability to enjoy their daily activities. Not just a cosmetic issue, venous disease can make it difficult to exercise, work and even interfere with your sleeping habits.
The smaller, red-to-purple colored spider veins are located close to the surface of the skin and tend to present mostly cosmetic problems. Varicose veins, however, tend to be bigger in size and appear as more swollen, tangled and blue in color. Varicose veins can be painful and may limit a patient’s activities.
In the past, patients with varicose veins or spider veins experienced invasive painful treatment options. But today, advances in technology give patients a chance to get non-invasive and virtually painless option for effective vein treatment.
Top 4 myths about varicose veins.
There are many misconceptions about varicose veins. Here is the list of myths we’ve heard among people.
- It’s a cosmetic issue.
Many people think varicose veins are just a cosmetic problem, however, varicose veins can cause a variety of leg symptoms. The most common are dull aching, leg fatigue, heaviness, cramping, itching and swelling.And the symptoms typically increase in intensity throughout the day.
- Varicose vein laser treatment is invasive and requires a long recovery time.
The truth is some laser or energy-based procedures are non-invasive and offer little or no downtime. More intensive procedures have longer downtimes of 5-7 days, however it may vary due to the size of area treated and individual.
- Veins are coming back after they get treated.
The majority of varicose veins arise from specific veins in the legs. Successfully closed veins do not return. However small branches could return or new veins may form in the future.
- Spider veins and varicose veins are not important to get treated.
False, because they are caused by blood pooling in the leg veins. In the early stages symptoms ma be not that serious. However during the later stages of the disease, patients can see skin changes, especially at the shins and ankles.
So the earlier you catch the disease, the better for your entire health. Feel free to contact Arion Skin Laser Clinic and get your free consultation on the Vein Laser Treatment.