Stone Dermatology is the premier place for Varicose Vein Treatment inProvoUtah. Varicose Veins can not only be embarrassing, unsightly and a source of insecurity when it comes to showing off your legs, but they can also be draining you of your health and vitality, causing a feeling of tired and overworked legs. Varicose Veins can sometimes lead to more serious problems.
How Do I Know if I Have Varicose Veins?
Varicose Veins are enlarged veins found near the surface of your skin. These are normally found on the legs or ankles. Some may look like they have a center, then they spread out like a spider web. Others can be more pronounced and raised. They may look like they are going to burst through your skin. Varicose Veins can be unsightly and embarrassing. Some may be a sign of other problems or may lead to further complications.
What Causes Varicose Veins?
Varicose Veins are caused by veins in your legs that have become weakened. One-way valves in your legs that keep blood going up to your heart may also be weak or have some problems opening. When these valves do not work properly, the blood collects in your legs and builds up pressure. The result is a weak and possibly large, twisted vein.
But I’m Too Young to Have Varicose Veins!?!?
Many think that Varicose Veins only effect ‘grandma’s’, but in reality, Varicose Veins can effect one at any age. We have patients in their teens experiencing Varicose Veins. You can’t be ‘too’ young to need a solution for this frustrating condition.
Other Considerations for Varicose Veins
If you have varicose veins, you may be experiencing leg fatigue- with your legs feeling tired and heavy. Some patience experience restlessness in their legs. Situations which require you to sit or stand too long can worsen the problem and also the symptoms.
How To Treat Varicose Veins?
There are a number of things that you can do on your own to lesson the effects of Varicose Veins.
- Wear compression stockings.
- If possible try and avoid long periods of standing or sitting.
- Elevate your legs whenever possible
If you are concerned about your Varicose Veins or are embarrassed about the way they look , we can help! There are several procedures that can be done for treatment in office, including destroying the vein through Laser Treatment. Don’t live with embarrassing unsightly Varicose Veins…when there are easy solutions. Give us a call today to schedule a consultation.