If you think that troublesome veins are always visible, it’s time to think again, because varicose vein symptoms can manifest themselves in many ways.
While it’s true that Varicose Veins can present as bulging, blue coloured ropey cords running beneath the surface of your skin, they are not always visible, as they can be located deeper in the leg. These hidden incompetent veins can cause just as many health issues as visible bulging varicose veins.
So how do you know whether you have troublesome veins lurking beneath the surface of your skin?
Here are some varicose vein symptoms to look out for:
- Your legs may feel achy, heavy or tired. Or you may feel a burning or throbbing sensation in your legs. If your legs consistently feel uncomfortable when you are sitting or standing for periods of time, and you feel a sense of relief when you elevate your legs, you may be suffering from varicose veins that are not visible.
- Do you suffer from restless legs, which are crampy or tingly, particularly at night? These symptoms can often be attributed to varicose veins. Past studies have shown that 80 percent of people who have had varicose veins treated saw improvement in their restless legs syndrome, and were able to sleep more comfortably at night.
- If the skin on your legs is dry and itchy, this too could be a sign of underlying varicose veins.
All of these painful varicose vein symptoms can be alleviated with the treatments we offer at enhanceskin. We’ll utilise the minimally invasive Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA), and/ or Ultrasound Guided Foam Sclerotherapy (UGFS). Together they’re the gold standard varicose vein treatment, designed to be fast, fairly pain-free and totally effective. It’s walk-in and walk-out, and you can even drive yourself home afterwards. If you hate needles and stockings you might be up for Venaseal, the medical glue that is comparing well with EVLA!
Our clients can’t believe the difference treating their Veins makes; it’s quite literally life changing. So why not change yours too? Call to book your free vein assessment and scan.