Treating Varicose Veins in Younger Patients Means Combining State of the Art Varicose Vein Removal Methods with Simple Compassion

The vision most people have of a varicose veins sufferer is an older person, perhaps an individual who hasn’t taken good care of himself or herself over the years. The reality is, however, that people of all ages and fitness levels can suffer from painful and unsightly varicose veins; but not all of these patients will require the same type of varicose vein removal. Normally healthy, relatively young patients may require varicose veins laser treatments due to:

  • Pregnancy — The fluid retention and accompanying blood flow of pregnancy may sometimes cause varicose veins in pregnant women. After the pregnancy is over, these veins may or may not disappear; if they do not, these women may need to pursue the various means of varicose veins removal.

  • Heredity — Both men and women may be affected by varicose veins, and the likelihood of this condition increases when there is a family history of varicose veins. Although spider and varicose veins appear more often in women, they can develop in men as well—especially when there is a strong heredity factor.

  • Job Posture — Individuals who have to sit in one position or stand for long periods of time are at an increased risk of developing varicose veins. In fact, one of the most common means of treating varicose veins is to suggest that sufferers change posture often and take several breaks throughout the day. Remaining in a crossed-leg position is particularly detrimental and can worsen varicose veins that are already developing.

  • Wearing Tight Clothing that Hinders Circulation — Many people do not realize the effect that tight clothing such as girdles and stockings may have on circulation. Wearing restrictive clothing on the hips and legs can cause veins to circulate inefficiently over time. Even relatively young patients may complain of leg discomfort after wearing tight clothing, which is a sign that varicose veins are a future possibility.

Younger varicose vein patients who would love to have the smooth, beautiful legs that should come with youth will be relieved to know that there are two great options available to them. Both of these procedures are non-invasive and have a short recovery time:

  • Endovenous Laser Ablation (ELT): These varicose veins laser treatments provide relief from varicose veins without the need for actual removal or even general anesthesia. This surgery corrects the abnormal reverse blood flow in the vein that occurs while standing. The result is actually improved blood circulation throughout the leg.

  • Microphlebectomy: This surgical procedure consists of vein removal through very small openings in the legs. Bulging varicose veins are removed without general anesthesia, which means patients enjoy relief without the danger of dizziness, nausea, or other potential side effects. Patients can even drive themselves home from the treatment center and immediately go back to their normal, active lives.

Patients of all ages can turn to the surgical professionals at Cosmetic Vein Centers of Texas for relief from their painful and unattractive varicose veins. Dr. Skellenger is Board Certified in Vascular Surgery and has been treating varicose veins for over 25 years. For information about the treatment options for varicose vein removal, call our office today at 281-990-VEIN (8346).

Cosmetic Vein Centers of Texas
201 Blossom Street
Suite D
Webster, TX 77598

Phone: 281-990-VEIN (8346)
Fax: 281-990-9984

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