Varicose veins are enlarged bluish or red veins that often look like bulging, twisted cords under the skin. While varicose veins are typically found on the thighs, backs of the calves, and inside of the legs, many women experience varicose veins during pregnancy. Studies show that about 50-55 percent of women and 40-45 percent of men in the United States currently suffer from varicose veins.
Many individuals tend to consult their varicose vein treatment doctor for aesthetic or cosmetic reasons. If you’re constantly covering up your varicose veins and spider veins with long pants, pantyhose or leggings, then it may be time to consider varicose vein treatments.
While not all individuals with varicose veins experience physical problems, it is important to consult your doctor about varicose vein treatments if:
- The veins have become extremely swollen or red
- The veins are very tender or warm to the touch
- Your ankle or calf skin starts to thicken or change color
- You develop sores, leg ulcers, or a skin rash near the site of the vein
- One or more of the varicose veins begins to bleed
You will also want to consult your vein specialist in the event your varicose vein symptoms begin to interfere with your daily activities. For example, individuals who find that their varicose veins cause aching or throbbing pain, cramping, leg heaviness, or restless leg syndrome will want to consult their physician about possible vein treatment options.
Whether you’re embarrassed by unsightly leg veins or your varicose veins are interfering with your daily activities, Advanced Varicose Vein Treatments of Manhattan is here to help you. For more information on Sclerotherapy, Vena Cure, VNUS Closure Procedure, or any of our additional varicose vein removal treatments, contact us at (917) 720-4680 today!