We all want smooth, silky legs, right? While hydrating the skin and removing the hair is an important part of achieve that goal, veins often get in the way. Varicose veins are quite common – about one in every five adults has them. The severity will differ from person to person, but thankfully we have a number of ways to treat them at Wisconsin Vein Center & MediSpa.
What are varicose veins?
Often purple or blue in appearance, varicose veins lie just beneath the skin and cause the skin to appear swollen or bulged outward. They’re usually found on the back of the calf or on the inner leg. They are caused when the valves inside these veins stop working properly and blood builds up in them. This could be due to a number of reasons including weak vein walls and valves or lack of pressure on the veins.
For some people, varicose veins can make your legs feel heavy and the skin tight or itchy. These symptoms will often be worst after long periods of standing or sitting, particularly at the end of the day.
Simply put, varicose veins are more than just an aesthetic issue. Whether you experience symptoms or not, it’s a good idea to have varicose veins looked at to see what treatments will work to help get rid of them.
How can they be treated?
We utilize several different methods to treat varicose veins. All performed right in the comfort of our medispa in Pewaukee, our vein treatments are minimally-invasive. If necessary, we use a local anesthetic on the area and everything is done with small needle punctures.
The best thing about these treatments is they’re virtually pain-free, simple, safe, and require no downtime. You can come in, have the treatment, and walk right out! Even better, many of them are covered by medical insurance.
If you’re experiencing pain in your legs due to varicose veins, or simply want to treat them for aesthetic reasons, get in touch with our specialists today. Call 262.746.9088 to schedule a consultation and see how we can help get rid of your varicose veins!