Millions of people across the United States suffer from some type of venous insufficiency every year. While this may not result in any distressing symptoms for some people, others are forced to live with discomfort, swelling, noticeable veins and other unpleasant symptoms. One of the most familiar problems that we come across in our clinic is varicose veins, a set of problems that occurs with large, bulging, twisted veins that typically show up on the lower limbs. However, some people have venous insufficiency without being able to see these large veins on the surface of their skin. Fortunately, we offer varicose vein treatment, and it could work for you!
During a varicose vein treatment consultation, we can have a thorough discussion of your family medical history, your past and current medical and surgical histories and the current problems you are facing. We can check your veins, both the ones that you may be complaining about, as well as others that are not currently causing issues for you. Not only will we look at them ourselves, but we may also ultrasound technology to map your veins. This ultrasound can help us to see if any of your deep veins have valve issues that may be causing venous distention or a backup of the blood into the legs.
During this consultation, we may discuss the possible varicose vein treatment options that you have open to you. Depending on your risk factors for venous insufficiency and various other factors, we may recommend sclerotherapy. Without treatment, your veins may pose more than just cosmetic problems. Instead, they can lead to aching and discomfort in your legs, and swelling of the feet and ankles.
If you are at risk for varicose veins due to increased age, a family history of venous insufficiency, obesity, smoking or a sedentary lifestyle, we highly recommend that you get in touch with us at Mira Aesthetic Medical Center to learn more about your options regarding varicose vein treatment. Learn more about sclerotherapy, including whether or not the treatment could work for you. Contact us today to schedule a consultation at our office in Costa Mesa.