Varicose Veins Treatment
If you’re insecure about varicose veins on your legs, Vein Care can help you regain your confidence.
What Are Varicose Veins?
Varicose veins refers to highly visible veins that noticeably appear under the skin. This is one of the most common vein conditions, typically found on the legs and creating a twisted and swollen appearance.
If you’re based in Melbourne and suspect you are suffering from varicose vein pain, browse the varicose veins symptoms below or contact your local Vein Care clinic for a consultation.
What Are Varicose Veins Symptoms?
The first way to differentiate between varicose veins and other conditions such as spider veins is to understand common varicose vein symptoms, which may include:
Blue or dark purple coloured veins, most commonly in the legs
Prominent veins that are bulging and/or twisting in appearance
Chronic achy legs, “heavy legs” or undefined leg soreness
Swelling in the legs, including burning sensation, throbbing and/or muscle cramping
Pain that increases following extended periods sitting or standing
Redness, discolouration and/or itching around prominent veins
Localised skin hardening or skin ulcers (which may also indicate more serious vascular disease)
What causes varicose veins?
There are a variety of things that could cause varicose veins, and we’ve listed some of the most common causes below:
Your family has a history of varicose veins
The natural ageing process weakens the veins and causes a loss of elasticity
Your occupation requires that you stand for extended periods of time
Obesity puts additional pressure on the legs and circulatory system
Pregnancy increases blood volume, reduces blood flow from the legs, and add physical strain to the body
Hormonal changes such as menopause
Varicose Veins Treatment at Vein Care Melbourne
Many people wonder if varicose veins are dangerous but, in most cases, these veins are uncomfortable and unsightly, but that’s about it. If you experience severe pain and swelling or blood clots, that’s when to worry about varicose veins. Thankfully, there are a number of ways to treat varicose veins in Melbourne, with advanced non-surgical techniques available at Vein Care that quickly and effectively restore a healthy appearance to your skin.
When you visit us, your dedicated specialist will talk you through the options, including sclerotherapy and microsclerotherapy, and endovenous laser treatment (EVLT). Our medical staff can provide an accurate diagnosis to create the best plan to correct your condition and minimise your risk of recurrence. This plan may involve lifestyle changes alongside non-surgical or surgical treatment, and our vein doctors will always communicate the estimated cost to remove varicose veins with you so you know what to expect.
Varicose Veins Prevention
It’s important to understand what causes varicose veins in the groin and legs, whether it be genetics, pregnancy, obesity, standing for long hours, or something else. The more you know, the more aware you can be of how to prevent varicose veins in pregnancy or as you get older, especially if you have a family history of varicose veins in arms or legs.