Avoid Gimmicky Creams and Effectively Treat Your Vein Disease
Individuals living with varicose veins not only have to deal with leg pain but there’s also the issue of visible, twisted and bulging veins. In search of the answer, some my look to topical creams and ointments for a quick, easy and inexpensive solution to their problem. But do these products actually work and restore legs back to their once youthful appearance?
Unfortunately, while these creams promise to eliminate visible veins they don’t even get close to treating the larger underlying vein health issue and end up being a waste of time and money.
What Causes Varicose Veins?
Vein function as a way to transport blood through the body to the heart. Symptoms of varicose veins begin to occur when the valves in the veins become weak or damaged, causing blood to pool in the legs. As the blood back-flows into the veins, swelling and discoloration become visible signs of the poor circulation.
Other symptoms of varicose veins include:
- Pain or swelling in the legs, ankles and feet
- Leg cramps, or Charley Horse
- General aching in the legs or area surrounding swollen veins
- Feelings of heaviness, itching or burning in the legs
- Skin changes
Topical Creams Have Their Limits
In theory, topical creams seem like a simple solution to varicose veins. Although most of these products are considered “snake oil” (meaning they are gimmicks that do not work) there are some products that may appear to be effective. Some varicose veins creams and gels can hydrate the skin and have firming properties as well, so they can slightly reduce the appearance of varicose veins and provide some minor relief from the discomfort associated with them. The issue here, however, is that these creams are only able to temporarily reduce the appearance of problem veins and they’re unable to treat the real issue beneath the skin. More importantly, while varicose veins can cause self-consciousness and are definitely a cosmetic concern, one should never forget that they are also the sign of a serious underlying medical condition.
Even if used as a preventative measure, you should keep in mind that varicose veins and venous insufficiency are hereditary, so if you have a family history of them, there is actually somewhat little you can do to prevent them from ever appearing.
How to Effectively Treat Varicose Veins
There are a number of minimally invasive procedures that individuals with vein disease can utilize to treat their condition. At Alpha Vein Clinic, we offer the most up to date procedures which include radiofrequency ablation and the newest method, ClariVein. Both of these procedures are often covered by most medical insurance plans. We are especially excited to offer the Clarivein procedures due to the fact that it is virtually painless and has fast recovery times. Most patients can start to get back to their normal routine the same day with few restrictions.
If you are suffering from vein disease and varicose veins, you may have “tried it all” with no long term results. Don’t fall for gimmicks, call us today to set up a consultation with Dr. Sassan Kaveh and his caring staff. Our vein procedures can permanently rid you of your varicose veins so you can get back to enjoying your daily activities while regaining your confidence level.
Alpha Vein Clinic
3150 N. Tenaya Way Ste. 400
Las Vegas, NV, 89128
(702) 430 7661
Dr. Sassan Kaveh
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