Should I Be Worried About My Varicose Veins?
Many people have red and purple veins and can feel self-conscious about them. Aging, an unhealthy lifestyle, genetics, and diet contribute to varicose vein development, and changing some of these factors can reduce their visibility or stop their spread altogether. Specialist treatment may be necessary in some situations, however.
At Surgical Associates of Houston, we treat varicose veins for more beautiful skin and a healthier body. As a team leading the way in minimally-invasive surgical and cosmetic treatments, we are focused on addressing issues quickly, getting you back to daily life sooner. With our help and the right information, varicose veins are nothing to worry about.
Are Varicose Veins Dangerous?
Although most would consider these veins a purely cosmetic issue, they are connected to certain health concerns. The veins themselves are dilated blood vessels that place small amounts of blood closer to the surface of your skin. They can make the area ache, itch, or feel uncomfortable. They can also cause swelling, which is a significant indicator of an underlying health concern. Many cases do not need treatment but should be examined by a professional nonetheless.
How Can I Determine If I need Attention?
Begin by visiting your general physician. They will listen to your concerns and coordinate with the right specialists to treat and eliminate the veins. The best doctor for treating severe vein issues is a general surgeon. They are skilled in diagnosing the deeper health problems and will pair the right procedure for your unique situation. With a wide range of treatment options at their disposal, you will be in the best hands. Even when the veins are merely an aesthetic concern, general surgeons are equipped to remove them.
What Are My Treatment Options?
If the veins are not part of a physical ailment, then they can be treated at home. Your doctor may direct you to wear compressions socks, take anti-inflammatory medications, and change dietary habits. More thorough options include:
Radio Frequency Ablation – a minimally-invasive option that collapses veins, addresses swelling and the visible structure, and improves aesthetics.
Sclerotherapy – a saline solution is injected into the veins, closing their walls. The solution is biocompatible and will not affect the surrounding tissues. This may be the best treatment in severe cases.
Visit Dr. Zhen Fan for Expert Varicose Vein Removal
Dr. Fan and his team care about patients, their health, and want to provide the best treatment possible. Varicose veins are one of the many concerns we address, using the most non-invasive options available. For advanced treatment and a compassionate approach, contact our office in Memorial City or Bellaire today!
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