Are you hiding your skin while manypeople are showing off theirs hoping to get the perfect summer tan? If you're like millions of other Americans who have varicose and spider veins, you likely are.
"These veins are unsightly and distinguishable by their twisted, bulging, and dark purple and blue appearance."
These veins are unsightly and distinguishable by their twisted, bulging, and dark purple and blue appearance. Those with this condition often find these veins or the areas they're located in to be painful.
If you're self-conscious about your veins, it's important to realize you're not alone. In fact the condition is very common and can develop or worsen because of genetics, hormonal changes, age, weight or even pregnancy.
Take, for example, Jordan Page, founder of FunCheaporFree.com, who described her ordeal with varicose veins, saying that pregnancy exacerbated the problem.
"All of my aunts and my mom they all have horrible veins. Varicose veins run in the family," Page said in her YouTube video blog. "With my first pregnancy, no problems. Second pregnancy, no problems until I was about seven and a half months pregnant and all of a sudden I had this horrible pain almost like in my upper-groin, lower big pregnant belly area. We looked online and it was a textbook hernia so I was sure I got a hernia. It was so painful. After I had my second baby I went into get the hernia fixed and [there was] no hernia."
Page went onto explain that despite the doctor not diagnosing her with a hernia or another condition, she blamed the pain on her veins.
"During my third pregnancy – bam – the veins popped up. They were horrible like running up and down my leg especially in my groin area. With my fourth they were just like excruciating. Up and down my whole leg. They were so thick and swollen you could see them through my pants."
Jordan Page, founder of FunCheaporFree.com, had excruciatingly painful veins in her foot.
After talking to various doctors she eventually visited a specialist who explained that she was suffering from varicose veins and then provided her with hope for recovery. Prior to visiting the professional, she was nervous he might give her the same advice that others had: wait until she stopped having kids to get treated. However, her new specialists went in the complete opposite direction. He actually advised her to clean up her veins, comparing the situation to parents waiting for their kids to go to college to clean the latter's messy room. Why wait! Get rid of the mess now.
The point of the story is this: If you have varicose or spider veins, don't wait to be treated. Talk to the best plastic surgeonon Long Island, Dr. Taglienti of Marotta Plastic Surgery Specialists. We've recently introduced a new procedure to our practice called radio frequency venous ablation to treat those suffering from this unpleasant and unsightly condition.
During the procedure, we place our patients under local anesthesia and direct radio-frequency energy through a catheter (small tube) to heat up, damage and seal targeted blood vessels. The end result is a smoother, less irritable leg and fewer visible veins. The treated veins are completely healed, although we must caution that the procedure doesn't prevent new varicose or spider veins from appearing. If this happens we'll need to perform an additional radio frequency venous ablation.
For those constantly on the move, don't hesitate about scheduling this procedure. Downtime is minimal, and you'll be back on your feet immediately following treatment. At minimum, recovery takes about a week, and you'll need to wear compression stockings for that time period. Prior to leaving our office, we'll ask that you set up a follow-up appointment, which includes a duplex ultrasound to ensure the veins are completely closed.
Don't let your veins prevent you from showing off your beautiful self this summer. Schedule a radio frequency venous ablation procedure today.