If you have bulging or discolored veins in your legs, it is more than just a matter of vanity — these varicose veins can be a sign of something much more dangerous. That is why having them evaluated and treated is so vital. Understanding more about what varicose veins are and what they can signify will help you see why treatment is so important.

If you’ve dealt with varicose veins for any length of time, you know how annoying they can be. Not only are they unsightly, but they can be itchy and often lead to leg pain, fatigue and even swelling. But did you know that leaving varicose veins untreated can actually be quite dangerous, or even deadly?

The most serious effect is something called deep vein thrombosis (DVT). In severe cases, a blood clot that forms in the legs can break loose and move through the body, causing a pulmonary embolism. 

While this is the most severe problem, it’s not the only dangerous outcome. Varicose veins can also cause the surrounding skin to become fragile which may make even smaller cuts and bruises harder to heal — something particularly dangerous for diabetics. Also, fluid buildup in swollen tissues can lead to venous leg ulcers, a problem somewhat like bedsores on the legs.

All of these issues show that anyone who is suffering from varicose veins should learn more about varicose vein treatments and how they may help rid them of this burden and prevent future dangers.

Which Varicose Vein Treatment Is Right for You

There are several different types of varicose vein treatments. These include:

  • Laser Treatment
  • Injection Treatment
  • Foam Injections
  • Micro Surgery

Each of these types of treatment have pros and cons and may work better in certain cases. The best way to see which treatment is right for you is to set up a consultation to talk to a vein treatment expert at Schulman Vein and Laser Center. One of our doctors will be happy to answer your questions and help determine the best treatment plan for you.

Setting Up a Consultation

If you are ready to do something about your varicose veins, we would like to help. Connect with Schulman Vein and Laser Center to set up a consultation. Our doctors will sit down with you to learn more about your specific situation and help determine the best way to move forward with treatment. After all, we want to make sure your veins not only LOOK better, but do not lead to future medical issues for you either.

In the meantime, we invite you to meet our vein physicians in New York — you will be in good hands at Schulman Vein and Laser Center.