For many people, vein disorders can have a significant impact on their physical appearance and the way they feel about themselves. Depending on the condition, they can create health risks as well. If you are one of the many individuals who have experienced vein problems, you know from personal experience how these things can interfere with your ability to feel good about yourself. The visibility of veins through your skin can make you alter your lifestyle in ways that nearly put a stop to your social life. If your self-confidence has been lowered due to a vascular condition, you should consider seeing Dr. Rayman at Beach Cities Vein and Laser Center.
One of the most common reasons people seek help from Dr. Rayman is for the treatment of varicose veins. They develop almost exclusively in the legs and can appear as blue streaks as the veins become visible through the skin. They commonly cause bulging places on the skin.
In addition to the blow that varicose veins can deal to your appearance, they can cause discomforts and health issues too. Symptoms frequently experienced by varicose vein sufferers include aching, itching, numbness, tingling and swelling. These sensations usually get worse as the day goes on. People who must stay in a stationary seated position or on their feet for much of the day are more likely to experience these things.
Varicose veins are frequently caused by faulty valves in the veins. They are there to act as one-way check valves to make sure the blood can only flow in the correct direction, toward the heart and lungs. If the valves reach the point of no longer functioning properly, the force of gravity can cause the blood inside the vessels to go in the wrong direction. This causes it to pool inside the veins, causing enlargement of the vessels.
Varicose veins can also put you at a higher risk for developing blood clots. The type of clot that is most dangerous is deep vein thrombosis, which is a clot in a vein that is located in tissue that is deeper within the leg. These clots are much more dangerous than those that form near the surface. They have a higher chance of breaking loose and traveling to the heart and lungs.
Spider veins are another condition for which you may seek care from a vein expert. Spider veins are tiny red or blue veins on the skin surface that typically do not cause pain. They most often occur in the face, legs and chest. While they seldom put a person at risk for any dangerous health conditions, they can negatively affect the appearance.
At Beach Cities Vein and Laser Center, there are a number of available treatments that Dr. Rayman and his team can use to treat your vascular condition. Our skilled team can explain more in detail how you can benefit during a consultation at our office in El Segundo. We are happy to serve clients in the Los Angeles and surrounding cities. Contact us today to schedule an appointment to learn more!