Varicose Veins: Causes and Treatments offered by Discreet Plastic Surgery

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causes and treatment of varicose veins - Varicose Veins: Causes and Treatments offered by Discreet Plastic Surgery

Varicose Veins

Varicose veins are unsightly and they do not have to remain on your body any longer. Varicose veins are enlarged veins that protrude above the surface of the skin. Any vein can become a varicose vein, but they are most common in the legs and feet because walking and standing put a lot of pressure on your veins. Not only are these veins aesthetically unpleasing, they are also painful and can cause a risk with other circulatory problems.

The causes of varicose veins are usually due to age, weight, activity level, and even pregnancy. As you get older the veins lose their elasticity and become weak and unresponsive to the body’s natural defense mechanisms. Consequently, blood pools in the veins and they bulge as varicose vein do. The veins are often blue or purple because the blood is deoxygenated. Pregnancy is a time in a woman’s life where the body is filled with more blood than usual, and due to the increased blood volume, and the body’s difficulties in circulating this excess volume, the unfortunate side effect of varicose veins often occurs.


Thankfully, there are various procedures for varicose veins that can ease your woes. Sclerotherapy is a common technique used for treatment of varicose veins, where a solution in injected into the vein that causes it to collapse. Endovenous laser surgery is used, and is done under local anesthesia. The laser heats the vein from the inside, and allows it to collapse. The blood flow automatically redirects itself to healthy veins, and the problem goes away.

Regardless of the procedure, the staff at Discreet Plastic Surgery are ready for the task at hand. From a tummy tuck to liposuction in Manhattan, to varicose vein removal, we’ve got you covered. Call us and set up an appointment today.