Spring is almost here, bringing warmer temperatures and cooler wardrobe options. But it’s hard to enjoy shorts, capris, and swimsuits when you’re not feeling confident about your legs. If unsightly veins have kept you from enjoying the latest trends or feeling comfortable in the past or have you concerned about this spring/summer, we want to help. Now is the perfect time to treat those unsightly leg veins so you don’t miss a single opportunity to show off your legs!

Is it time to treat unsightly leg veins?

When dealing with a venous disorder, it’s common to not only experience physical discomfort, with burning, aching, and itching, but also emotional dissatisfaction. Many patients are too embarrassed about their unsightly, visible veins to feel comfortable exposing them. This can lead them to avoid activities they once loved, such as swimming, hiking or various other forms of outdoor exercise.

Fortunately, recent advancements in the treatment of vein disease allow venous specialists to provide excellent results to patients suffering from bulging, unattractive veins which can restore their legs to a more youthful appearance.

Types of unsightly leg veins

There are three different kinds of problem veins that commonly occur on the legs if a patient suffers from a venous disorder.

  • Varicose veins are the large veins on the surface of the skin. These veins bulge out and you can feel them when you run your fingers along the surface of the skin. They are often described as “ropy” because it looks like a rope is under the skin.
  • Spider veins are similar to varicose in that they are also enlarged vessels close to the surface of the skin, but they are much smaller and more delicate, usually 1 mm in size. Spider veins may occur on the face as well as the legs.
  • Reticular veins are larger than spider veins but further beneath the skin’s surface. They are the bluish veins you can see through the skin but they are not right on the surface.

How can I treat unsightly leg veins?

If you are dissatisfied with the appearance of your legs due to visible veins, schedule an appointment for a consultation today. Dr. Gardner and his team will perform an ultrasound exam to determine the cause of your vein problems. Depending on your individual situation and health needs, he may recommend one or a combination of procedures to treat the problem veins.

Patient satisfaction with these procedures is very high. Most patients note significant improvement in their quality of life as well as their appearance. And beautiful, healthy legs are a win all around.

The modern treatments used at The Vein Institute are minimally-invasive, leaving little to no scarring. You will also experience far less downtime than in the past. Treatments are available to not only restore your legs to a healthier, younger appearance. You could also experience a relief of pain, swelling, discoloration, and of course, visible veins. Don’t take our word for it! See the results below or visit our Before and After gallery to see for yourself!

If you’re ready to sport your shorts and swimsuits with confidence again, please call The Vein Institute at 423-551-8346 to schedule a consultation.

Visit our other posts to learn more about Advances in Vein Treatments or how Ultrasound helps detect vein disease.