Tired of Hiding Your Legs? Let Your Vein Doctor Help
Posted May 31 2010 1:10am
Varicose veinsare the bluish, bulging swollen and twisted veins running beneath the skin surface and may appear anywhere on the body, although the most commonly affected are in the legs and feet says spider vein removal Los Angeles specialist.
Varicose vein treatment Los Angelesexpert says that veins carry oxygen-poor blood from the body back to the heart. To propel the blood upward toward your heart, your veins rely mainly on surrounding muscle contractions and a network of one-way valves. These valves prevent the blood from flowing backwards as it moves up the legs. Increase in the diameter of a vein results in the malfunction of valves inside the vein and blood leaks back into the vein and pools there. This problem is called venous insufficiency. Pooled blood enlarges the vein and it becomes varicose. An inherited weakness of the vein wall (genetic) and circulating hormones that relax the smooth muscle of the vein wall are the most common causes. Females have high levels of such a hormone, the hormone progesterone.
Spider veins (Telangiectasias)are small, red, blue or purple veins commonly appearing as thin wiggly lines on the thighs, calves and ankles. They form from high pressure in the venous system which causes the thin walled veins to expand. Spider veins may be associated with "feeder veins" or larger underlying varicose veins. Spider veins usually take on one of three basic patterns. They may appear in a true spider shape with a group of veins radiating outward from a dark central point; they may be arbored and will resemble tiny branch-like shapes; or they may be simple linear and appear as thin separate lines. Linear spider veins are commonly seen on the inner knee, whereas the arbored pattern often appears on the outer thigh in a sunburst or cartwheel distribution.
What is a Saphenous Varicose Vein?
The saphenous veins are the two major veins that run up the legs. There are two saphenous veins; the great and the small saphenous veins. These are superficial veins, meaning that they are close to the surface of the skin, above the muscle layer, and just below the surface skin tissue. The great saphenous vein is the longest vein in the body; it runs from foot to the groin where it joins the femoral vein. Saphenous veins, like other superficial veins, can develop into varicose veins.
Why to Treat Your Varicose and Spider Veins?
According to Varicose vein treatment Los Angeles expert, Varicose and spider veins are problematic because they indicate poor venous circulation and may often result in symptoms like aching legs, tiredness, leg heaviness, night cramps, numbness and burning sensations. Interestingly, smaller veins sometimes cause many symptoms and larger veins may cause none. Although some of these veins may appear to be stable over many years, generally speaking, without treatment and professional help, varicose and spider veins tend to enlarge and multiply. When therapy is provided for advanced cases, many more treatment sessions are typically required, healing time tends to be longer, and some serious complications, like ulceration or irreversible tissue changes (like discoloration and loss of fat) in the legs may occur. Varicose veins may also signal a higher than normal risk of other disorders of the circulatory system, like deep vein thrombosis. Removing currently existing varicose and spider veins may not prevent your body from forming additional ones in the future, as the condition is treatable but not curable. It is best to treat these veins periodically to maintain the optimal treatment results.
What to Expect from Your Vein Center?
At the Spider Vein Removal Los Angeles Center, your legs can be virtually transformed using the most advanced technology without painful injections or surgery. Dr. Raffi Dishakjian, vein specialist and phlebologist, can eliminate those unattractive, painful spider and varicose veins that may be interfering with your enjoyment of life. Vein therapy can be applied to spider and varicose veins on the legs or to smaller conditions such as facial veins, Rosacea, redness or broken capillaries. Dr. Dishakjian uses a variety of customized procedures to meet each patient's specific needs. During your consultation appointment, the specialist doctor at the center, Dr. Dishakjian, will examine you, discuss treatment options and carefully coordinate an appropriate treatment program to restore proper