Varicose veins are enlarged veins that are typically very noticeable. Any vein in the body can become varicose, although the condition most commonly affects those in the feet and legs. Prolonged walking and/or standing increases the amount of pressure experienced in the veins of the lower body.
For some, varicose veins are merely a cosmetic concern. Others experience aches, pains and discomfort, and in rare instances, the veins can lead to more serious conditions. The good news is that varicose veins can be treated with laser vein removal at Rejuvenate Med Spa in Oak Brook.
There are many causes of varicose veins, including the following:
As you get older, your veins tend to lose elasticity. This can cause them to stretch, and as result, the valves within the veins become weak and allow blood to flow backward when it should be heading towards the heart. This blood can pool in the veins and will cause them to enlarge. These veins usually have a blue appearance because of the amount of deoxygenated blood they contain, which needs to be recirculated through the lungs.
Since the volume of blood in the body increases during pregnancy, so too does the risk of varicose veins; particularly because the flow of blood from the legs to the pelvis is decreased. These circulatory changes are designed to support the growth of the fetus, but often lead to enlarged veins in the legs. These veins tend to remain after pregnancy.
If you are obese, the excess weight you carry puts additional pressure on your veins. This can lead to the development of varicose veins.
What is Laser Vein Removal?
Laser vein treatment works by directing strong bursts of light onto the unwanted veins. This causes the varicose veins to fade and eventually disappear completely. The lasers used are incredibly accurate and are only applied directly to the area which requires treatment. The treatment is quick and there’s no need for much of a recovery.
If you’d like to find out more about how laser vein removal could help rid you of your varicose veins, why not get in touch with us at Rejuvenate Med Spa? Our experienced experts are ready and waiting to discuss your requirements during a no-obligation consultation at our office in Oak Brook. We invite you to check out our Rejuvenate Med Spa Reviews page to learn more. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and get started!