Varicose Veins Treatment New Orleans Vascular Medicine Specialists Recommend

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Varicose Veins Treatment New Orleans Vascular Medicine Specialists Recommend


Cedric Loiselle

Many women are annoyed and bothered by the abnormally enlarged, bulging veins that appear in their legs and feet. They are unsightly and causing pain and discomfort especially in instances when they stand for a prolonged time. This is because the pressure in the veins of the lower body is increased when standing or walking upright. Any vein, for that matter, can become varicose but they usually develop in the legs and can be seen through the skin. There are varicose veins that are just a cosmetic concern. They don t look good where they appear and most women would like to get rid of them. Some varicose veins are painful. And in some rare cases, varicose veins can lead to more serious problems.

One of the most common reasons women develop varicose veins is when their line of work requires long hours of standing and walking back and forth. Other factors that predispose a person to varicose veins include heredity, obesity, hormonal changes during puberty, pregnancy and menopause, use of birth control pills, occurrence of blood clots in the past, constipation, tumors, skin injury and trauma. Women are more prone to varicose veins and they appear more as they age.


Because some cases of varicose veins can cause pain and other symptoms such as tingling, burning sensation, tiredness, throbbing and heaviness in the legs, many women are seeking treatment options to relieve the pain and symptoms when elevating the legs or wearing support stockings or hose failed to reduce the pain. Other than these two self-care measures, there are other forms of treatment veins specialists in New Orleans and other states can offer women who have unwanted, unsightly and painful varicose veins which include lifestyle changes, sclerotheraphy, endovenous laser treatment, radiofrequency occlusion, surgery and lasers and intense pulsed light. During the initial consultation with the vascular medicine specialists, the type of treatment suitable for the varicose veins will be determined.

Out of the mentioned treatment options, the most common procedure performed in New Orleans vein treatment centers or cosmetic surgery clinics, to treat varicose veins is sclerotherapy. This procedure involves injecting a sclerosant solution directly to the affected blood vessels that will cause inflammation to the veins that will eventually make the veins close and collapse. The varicose veins will take 2 weeks to 2 months to gradually disappear. Larger varicose veins may require more than one treatment session to achieve the desired visual results. Treatments are normally spaced 6 to 8 weeks apart for optimal results. While the varicose veins treatment New Orleans cosmetic surgery clinics offer is relatively simple and straightforward, it is best performed by a dermatologist that has experience in this type of condition, a vein specialist or a vascular medicine specialist. It can be performed in an outpatient setting.

While there are a number of treatment options available to treat varicose veins, not all patients may need the treatment. Some varicose veins have no pain or other side effects and if they are not particular about appearance, they may no longer need any treatment. Some women though, for cosmetic reasons, may elect to have sclerotherapy to remove their varicose veins.

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