Varicose veins are a common issue that affects men and women around 50 and older, and can leave patients feeling embarrassed or unhappy with their appearance. The board-certified radiologists at Vein and Body Specialists have been helping patients of the Bellevue, Sandusky, Fremont, and Norwalk areas in Ohio.
Varicose veins appear when the blood pools in the vein, causing a bulge to form. Typically, this occurs when the valves in the vein are damaged or weakened. Aside from the cosmetic issue that they pose, varicose veins can also lead to more serious medical conditions if left untreated. Patients over the age of 50 often develop them in areas such as the thighs, insides of the legs, or back of the calves. In some cases, they can develop in the groin or buttock area. Varicose veins are often genetic and will occur in around half of the people with a relative who is also affected by them. Other factors, such as age, pregnancy, obesity, or hormonal changes can also cause them to appear.
Varicose vein treatments at Vein and Body Specialists can help reduce those unsightly bulges in your legs and thighs to help prevent any more serious health problems and to give your legs a smoother, more youthful appearance. To see the results of varicose vein treatments on real patients, browse through the before and after picture gallery below.
Residents of Fremont, Norwalk, Bellevue, and Sandusky, OH who are interested in undergoing treatment to reduce the appearance of varicose veins is invited to schedule a consultation with one of our specialists at Vein and Body Specialists.