Varicose veins are some of the most common vascular disorders for which people seek treatment. They can cause issues that are cosmetic in nature or they can also produce physical symptoms. If you have them, we encourage you to consult with our medical team at Laser Health Works to see what we can do for you. You may want them removed to improve your appearance. Or you may want them removed because you are experiencing some discomfort because of them. In either case, you should have them evaluated to make sure they are not putting you at risk for other, more serious health problems.
One of the things that causes the formation of varicose veins is faulty valves inside the vessels. The blood in these vessels has a long distance to travel on its way back to the lungs. Consequently, gravity can make it try to go backwards if the valves are no longer working correctly. When this happens, the gravitational pull working against the natural pumping action will cause pressure to build up inside the vessels and make them enlarge.
Varicose veins can also develop when there is a weakness of the vessel walls that causes the blood to pool. Other things that may contribute to the development of the condition are inflammation of the veins and congenital abnormalities, although these things are not very common. Family history can be a factor too, as you can inherit the tendency to develop varicose veins.
There are a number of treatments available for the removal of varicose veins. Sclerotherapy is one of them. In this procedure, a solution is injected into the vessels in order to make them safely collapse and close off. The blood will then be redirected to a more healthy vein and the treated vein will vanish. Treatment is done in the comfort of our office. Afterwards, you can return to your daily activities.
Laser vein therapy is also commonly used. This is done by focusing the laser energy at the veins that are selected for treatment. The heat from the laser safely destroys the vein. The vein is then absorbed by the body in the time after treatment. Like sclerotherapy, laser therapy is done on an outpatient basis in the comfort of our office.
To learn more about varicose vein treatment, make an appointment at Laser Health Works. There’s no need to deal with the sight or symptoms of your varicose veins any longer. Contact us today to make an appointment in Barrie or Midland!