Varicose veins and spider veins can become prominent and can cause discomfort and pain.
For a number of reasons veins on any part of the body can become twisted and enlarged. When blood vessels are backed-up and swell they become spider veins. These appear on the surface of the skin and are usually blue or purple in colour. Veins that are damaged in the same way are more prominent and although they are only a cosmetic concern for some, these damaged veins and blood vessels can cause discomfort or sometimes cause irritation making treatment in the form of removal the only option.
Ashbury Cosmetic offer a non-surgical solution to spider and varicose veins.
Sclerotherapy and laser vein removal are both safe and virtually painless procedures that can permanently remove a damaged vein correcting both the cosmetic and physical discomfort the veins may be causing. For more information on these treatments or to find out if you qualify, contact Ashbury Cosmetic today.
If you are still not sure whether your spider or varicose veins are worth removing, here are four reasons to reconsider.
They can and often do get worse
Blood vessels, including veins, are an intricate transport network that move blood to and from the heart. Reasons including obesity, high blood pressure or standing for extended periods of time can cause your veins and blood vessels to become blocked or swell.
Although there are medications to reduce this, once damaged, the condition of the blood vessel cannot always be reversed. However, it can become worse. The only effective treatment for permanently damaged blood vessels is to remove them. Since the vessel has already not been functioning the way it should, this will not affect the movement of blood around the body. If anything the removal of the damaged blood vessel will allow the body to reroute the blood effectively.
They can be just as uncomfortable as they look
While spider and varicose veins do not cause any problems, some people can experience pain or discomfort. The pressure built up in the vein can cause pain and cramping around the surrounding areas.
Varicose and spider veins are already damaged
The vein and blood vessel network in our bodies is vast. There are millions of blood vessels all over our bodies which vary in size and function. Spider veins and varicose veins only appear when blood vessels are damaged. In most cases these damaged veins make up a minority in the blood network and will not be missed if removed because they are not functioning as they should.
They may not get better on their own
Although spider veins and varicose veins are sometimes caused by lifestyle choices and habits (such as wearing high heeled shoes), standing for extended periods of time, being obese and even pregnancy. Changes in your circumstances will not automatically reverse the damage done to your veins and blood vessels. While some visible veins will go away on their own, others will not. To find out if the type of vein damage you have will reverse over time you need to find out the cause.
Spider veins caused by pressure on the lower body due to pregnancy for example will naturally fade soon after pregnancy while chronic varicose veins may not.
For an accurate assessment of your veins you need to consult a medical professional.
Varicose and spider vein removal Brisbane
Ashbury Cosmetic are experts in vein assessment and removal. Through a careful assessment of the condition of your veins and your general health we can help you make the right choice to safely remove your damaged veins and take steps towards preventing further damage.
For any questions of the vein removal procedures or to book a consultation and assessment contact us now.