Among other skin concerns that worsen with age, varicose veins can be difficult to prevent and treat. At Florida Lakes Spa in Sebring, Florida, TC Lackey, II, DO, Rachel Sims, APRN, and the team offer two professional treatments that target and eliminate large, engorged varicose veins on your legs. Book your appointment by phone or online today to find out if you’re a candidate for either varicose vein treatment.
Florida Lakes Spa provides treatments to minimize visible blood vessels in your skin. Most of your blood vessels are far enough below the surface that you can’t usually see them, or at least not clearly. However, some can become large or prominent enough to affect your skin’s overall appearance.
Florida Lakes Spa offers two treatments for these veins:
The VenaSeal closure system is a procedure that causes the inside walls of the targeted vein to adhere together. This blocks the blood flow, and the blood eventually reroutes to other vessels nearby. Soon after the treatment, you won’t be able to see the vein on your skin anymore.
Varithena is an injectable microfoam that fills your targeted vein to halt its blood flow. Soon after the treatment, the targeted vein collapses, and your body eventually resorbs it. The treatment takes just one or two injections per vein and is nearly painless.
Cosmetic vein treatments like VenaSeal and Varithena can address varicose veins, which develop most commonly on the legs. Varicose veins vary in color and bulge above the surface of your skin. They’re often swollen and lumpy or twisted.
Not everyone gets varicose veins, but they often come with age. When you stand and walk, the blood pressure in your veins increases since your blood needs to work against gravity to get back to your heart for more oxygen.
The increased pressure can damage the valves within the veins that open and close, causing your blood to travel upward. Then, blood pools in the veins and stretches their walls until they become engorged.
Your varicose veins may or may not be painful, itchy, or irritable. If you have these symptoms, cosmetic vein treatments like VenaSeal and Varithena can make you more comfortable.
For the specific veins you target with vein treatment, the procedure results are permanent. The treated veins will reappear, but it’s also possible to develop new varicose veins nearby.
There may not be much you can do to stop new varicose veins from developing, but improving the circulation in your legs can help. To do so, you should get more exercise, eat less salt, change your position regularly while sitting for long periods, and rest with your legs elevated regularly.
Varicose veins can keep you from wearing shorts and skirts that put your legs on display. To address this cosmetic issue with vein treatment, call Florida Lakes Spa or schedule a treatment consultation online today.