Many women and men are concerned about how their legs look, especially as they age. Vein issues such as spider and varicose veins often occur as a result of genetics or improper posture, or as a natural result of aging. Luckily, with the proper professional help, you can often achieve veinless legs using today’s sophisticated, minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures. The following is a short description of the two most common vein disorders and procedures that can alleviate the uncomfortable and unsightly veins.
Varicose veins are enlarged veins, often dark purple or blue, found on the backs of calves or along the inside of the leg. These veins may remind you of cords, and may appear to be either bulging or twisted. Women who otherwise have veinless legs may experience varicose veins during pregnancy. Varicose veins may cause:
- Venous insufficiency, or pooling of blood that causes blood clots or severe infections.
- Skin sores or ulcers around the veins
- Heaviness, tiredness or aching of the affected leg
Spider veins are very similar to varicose veins, except for they are smaller. Often, spider veins are red or blue and appear closer to the surface of the skin than varicose veins. The name “spider veins” comes from their striking similarity to spider webs, with short, jagged lines. People may develop spider veins both on the face as well as the legs. Spider veins are usually only addressed when they interfere with sufferers’ desire for veinless legs; they are not usually an actual health concern.
How can you get Veinless Legs?
If you suffer from either varicose or spider veins, you do have excellent cosmetic choices:
- Sclerotherapy: The physician injects a solution into the problem vein, causing the vein wall to swell and seal shut.
- Laser Surgery: A laser is sent directly into the vein, which makes the vein slowly fade and disappear.
- Endovenous Laser Ablation (ELT): The newest treatment for veinless legs is a procedure known as ELT. It corrects the abnormal reverse blood flow in the vein, virtually improving circulation without using general anesthesia.
- Surgery: This is usually the last resort, reserved only for large, painful varicose veins.
Cosmetic Vein Center and Veinless Legs
For answers to all of your questions and for advice on how to achieve veinless legs, contact the professional staff at the Cosmetic Vein Center in Houston. Dr. Skellenger is trained in the newest procedures for alleviate spider and varicose veins, and he can help you decide which treatment is right for you. Call us today at 281-990-VEIN (8346) and let us put you on your way to veinless legs!