Varicose veins are common and affect about 35% of people in the United States. While they don’t always cause health problems, you may find them unattractive. North Atlanta Vascular Clinic, with offices in Johns Creek, Alpharetta, Cumming, Roswell, and Lawrenceville, Georgia, specializes in vein and vascular conditions and can evaluate and treat your varicose veins to smooth out your skin. Call your nearest office today or request an appointment online.
Varicose veins are the twisted, purple veins that appear just under your skin. Any vein in your body can be affected, but they most often occur in the legs. Varicose veins are common, but tend to develop in women more often than men.
You may also be at risk of developing varicose veins if you spend a lot of time on your feet or you’re overweight or obese.
Varicose veins develop when the valve in your vein that helps control blood flow becomes damaged or weak. Your veins are responsible for pushing blood back to your heart and lungs for reoxygenation. The valves help push the blood forward and prevent the blood from flowing back.
If the valves become damaged, they may allow the backflow of blood that creates the twisted, purple veins.
Varicose veins rarely cause serious health issues, but they can lead to the development of nonhealing leg ulcers or the formation of blood clots. If you have varicose veins, you should have them evaluated and monitored by the experts at North Atlanta Vascular Clinic to assess your risk of complications.
If you don’t like how your varicose veins look, the team at North Atlanta Vascular Clinic offers a variety of options to improve or remove the unsightly veins. Initially, your specialist may recommend self-care at home, such as using compression stockings and keeping your feet elevated when possible to support blood flow and prevent the backflow that causes the veins to develop.
However, if your varicose veins are severe, or causing other health issues, the team offers treatments to get rid of your veins, including:
Your specialist determines the most appropriate treatment for you based on the size of your varicose veins. Depending on the procedure, you may need more than one treatment to get the most effective results.
Call North Atlanta Vascular Clinic today or schedule a consultation online to talk to a vascular care expert about how they can help you get rid of your varicose veins.