Perhaps the biggest misconception surrounding the treatment of varicose and spider veins is the belief that treatment is only performed for cosmetic purposes.
So, what are the underlying health concerns you should be aware of?
Varicose and spider veins can signal a range of long-term adverse health risks, including deep vein thrombosis and blood clots. The concerns lie with the venous valve which keeps blood from flowing in the wrong direction.
Varicose and spider veins symptoms
When left untreated, varicose veins can lead to many debilitating symptoms, including:
- Swelling in the leg
- Venous eczema
- Discolouration of skin
- Aching or cramping of the lower leg and ankle
- Burning or heaviness in the legs
Once manifested, spider and varicose veins become visible as jagged purple lines or swollen blue cords spreading predominately across thighs and calves.
Treatment for varicose and spider veins
We offer a range of non-surgical and minimally invasive vein procedures at our Sunshine Coast practice to reduce the appearance and discomfort of varicose and spider veins.
Our non-surgical vein treatments offer superior long-term results than surgical vein stripping. These include:
Patients experience little to no downtime with these treatments, and they are virtually pain free. These treatments have extremely high success rates and will often produce fantastic results after just one treatment, though follow up treatments may be required.
Download our FREE varicose and spider veins guide!
Inside our comprehensive guide, you’ll find information on the causes and symptoms behind varicose and spider veins. We also discuss the common misconceptions and modern non-surgical treatments available to rid vein diseases with little to no downtime or discomfort.
At Sunshine Vein Clinic, we take a holistic and personalised approach to patient care to help achieve healthier skin and an improved lifestyle.