Summer is just around the corner! Lots of people are probably panicking – hitting the gym, running on the tracks, and splurging on the latest and most fabulous beachwear. Who doesn’t want to look dashing when summer comes? It would definitely be great to capture the fun summer escapades in pictures where you can freely flaunt your dream beach body.
But while everyone else is busy cutting down on weight and getting the stubborn love handles out of sight, there are those who are more worried about the varicose and spider veins on the back of their calves, thighs, and legs. Just imagine having the perfect summer figure, a delicious looking tan, but horrendous webs in green and blue are sprawled all over your inner thighs and calves. That would be a total turn-off, don’t you think? It’s a pity such a problem can’t be remedied with religious diet and exercise, but there are in fact a number of ways to get rid of varicose and spider veins.
Before anything else, though, it is very important to seek medical advice first before agreeing to any treatment. Remember – looking good is important, but health and safety should come first! Varicose and spider veins rarely pose any danger on the body, but in a few cases, they could be serious. Make sure that you are able to determine if they need serious attention by doing an initial assessment yourself.
There could be something more serious to varicose/spider veins if the following signs and symptoms appear:
- There is a thickening of the skin around the calf or ankle which also changes color from time to time
- The vein is swollen, red, and tender.
- The vein is bleeding.
- Pain symptoms are hampering daily productivity
- The appearance of rash or sores in the affected area
If you might observe any of these, it’s best to consult a professional medical doctor immediately so that he can advise which varicose or spider vein treatment would be best for your case.
The following are among the most common treatment options for varicose or spider veins:
– There are three types that are classified according to the amount of pressure exerted. Some can be bought over-the-counter, while the type having the most pressure needs a prescription order from the doctor.
– The most widely used treatment for varicose and spider veins. A needle loaded with a chemical formula will be injected into the area, causing the veins to be closed. The procedure does not require anesthesia and can be done in walk-in clinics.
Surface Laser Treatments
– Strong streams of light are subjected to the affected area, causing the veins to fade and eventually disappear. This treatment usually lasts for around 15-20 minutes. It can be highly effective, however, not all skin colors and types will be suitable. The patient also has to come back for 2 or 4 more sessions in order to see maximum results.