When one thinks of vein treatment, often what immediately comes to mind is the aesthetic aspect of veins. Varicose, spider, reticular, and pregnancy veins are all considered unsightly. While many may not care so much to invest in treating vein conditions and are willing to accept the look of their blue, red or purplish veins, this certainly isn’t the only reason to consider having sclerotherapy in Orlando for your vein treatments.
The truth is, in addition to looking not so pretty, some vein conditions carry their share of risks as well as discomfort, and if left untreated can lead to larger issues. The Institute of Aesthetic Surgery offers the best sclerotherapy in Orlando. But before you think about the treatment available for varicose veins, here are six reasons why vein attention and sclerotherapy treatment is important.
Swelling and pain
Varicose veins can cause far more problems than meets the eye. Don’t think that they are simply visible little veins. They are visible for a reason. When blood isn’t pumping out of the legs properly due to damaged valves within the vein walls, the blood begins to collect and enlarges parts of the veins where blood is stagnant. While some people may never feel any discomfort due to the appearance of varicose veins, there are many who experience leg swelling, cramps, restlessness, and even burning sensations.
Deep vein thrombosis (blood clots)
A blood clot located in deep veins is known as deep vein thrombosis. While superficial veins are not at risk for deep vein thrombosis, often those who experience discomfort from varicose veins may not realize that perhaps their discomfort is actually from deep veins. The blood clots for superficial veins are often not much of a health problem; however, according to WebMD clots found in deep veins have the potential to travel through the bloodstream to the lungs, causing potentially life-threatening issues.
The appearance of veins may indeed be a warning of a bigger issue, which is why it’s important to have them checked by a doctor. For example, varicose veins are a key symptom in an illness called Lipodermatosclerosis. The National Institute of Health says those suffering from this disease experience “pain, hardening of skin, change in skin color, swelling, and tapering of legs above the ankles.” It’s important to start recommended treatment in an attempt to control symptoms, as in more severe cases surgery may be necessary.
Venous diseases can also cause leg ulcers. An ulcer is a break in the skin, which is dangerous due to exposure to bacteria and infection. According to Mayo Clinic, these ulcers are caused by long-term fluid buildup in the tissues surrounding the varicose veins due to the increased pressure of the blood within the affected veins. Such occurrences can be avoided with proper vein treatment.
Though one may think overall skin discoloration around veins, such as the skin becoming deep red or bluish-purple, to be a simple beauty issue, it is also a symptom that occurs prior to the appearance of an ulcer.
Some experience bleeding when veins close to the skin burst. While this isn’t usually a very serious health risk it’s important to have veins checked and treated so it does not continue to occur as bleeding can sometimes prove heavy. In cases of bleeding, it is important to seek medical assistance.
While many unsightly veins prove simply superficial, there are potential risks to ignoring them. At The Institute of Aesthetic Surgery, treating varicose veins is the main goal. Offering the best Sclerotherapy Orlando, contact us today and get more information on this vein procedure. It is important to have visible veins checked, and if necessary, treated by a medical professional to avoid future issues that may cause discomfort, stress, and serious health problems.