Varicose veins are incredibly common, especially among women. Nearly 25% of adults have varicose veins, often on the lower half of the legs. Aside from their bothersome appearance, varicose veins can also cause some serious symptoms regarding your health. Heaviness in the legs, fatigue, swelling, aching, and other issues are often attributed to aging. In many cases, these symptoms are caused by the varicose veins.
Veins are the vessels that carry used or oxygen-depleted blood out of the legs back to the heart and lungs, against gravity forces. Varicose veins are not normally functioning veins. They become enlarged or dilated when internal one-way valves stop working so they overfill with blood. The veins range in color from red to blue to purple, and will appear raised and swollen. While there are many reasons people get them, some of the most common are: pregnancy, menopause, standing for long periods of time, obesity, age (50+), and genetics.
At Wisconsin Vein Center and Medispa, we utilize a number of minimally invasive treatments to help minimize the appearance of varicose and spider veins. These aren’t the old-fashioned vein stripping techniques that were so painful and ugly to endure! We’ve honed our skills to treat the condition in a minimally invasive fashion with minimal or no discomfort. We work to get you back to normal activity immediately after treatment. No hospitals, no general anesthetic!
If you’re bothered by the appearance and symptoms of your varicose of spider veins, our caring staff is here to offer all kinds of support and work to find a resolution to the problem. Don’t let those varicose veins keep you down any longer – call us today at 262-236-5179 to schedule a consultation and learn more about our treatment techniques! Varicose vein treatments are often covered by health insurance.