Unwanted veins can impact your life in more than one way. Depending on the particular condition and its severity, you can suffer from symptoms that include things like pain, burning sensations and itching. Sometimes, as in the case of varicose veins, there can be some swelling as well.
In addition to the symptoms, unwanted veins can have an undesirable effect on your appearance. These effects are usually caused by either varicose veins or spider veins. Varicose veins typically develop in the legs as the veins become enlarged and are no longer sufficient in keeping the blood flowing the way it should. When they are enlarged, the blood will begin to pool inside them. This causes them to become visible through the skin, and they are usually blue. They can also bulge out and look like cords that have been placed under the surface.
Spider veins are most common on the legs and face. While they seldom cause any pain or other symptoms, they are unwanted because of the impact they have on the appearance.
They look like fine lines on the skin that are frequently entangled, going off in various directions. They get their name because they can often resemble the legs or web of a spider. Just because they do not produce any physical discomforts does not mean their presence should be taken lightly. They can greatly diminish a person’s self-esteem. If you are in a situation like this, you should consider having those unwanted veins treated at our state-of-the-art vein clinic.
Our vein clinic has a number of treatment methods at our disposal. Most of them are non-invasive or minimally-invasive and can be done in the comfort of our office without the need for a hospital visit. One of the most widely used methods today is laser therapy. During this procedure, the heat from the laser safely destroys the targeted veins. The tissue that remains starts to fade from view and will typically be gone within weeks when the body has absorbed the tissue.
If you are looking for the treatment method that has been in use the longest, you will likely want to consider sclerotherapy. During these treatments, an injectable solution, rather than laser energy, is used to get rid of the targeted veins. The solution causes the blood inside to become thick and the walls of the vein to collapse. The vein is then absorbed by the body.
If you have unwanted veins, you should set up a time to visit Canada Vein Clinics in Toronto, Richmond Hill, Vaughan, Ottawa, Kanata, Orleans, Kawartha Lakes, Halifax, Dartmouth or Moncton. During this consultation at our vein clinic, you can look at all the available treatment options and choose what is right for you. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!