Varicose veins are larger, twisted or stretched veins located deeper under the skin and tend to appear more frequently in women than men. Some causes of varicose veins are pregnancy, hormonal changes, weight gain, lack of exercise, prolonged periods of sitting or standing, sun damage and some skin diseases.
Varicose veins are larger veins that bulge above the the skin surface and are commonly found in association with larger and deeper vein problems. Varicose veins often causing aching especially after long periods of standing and although these veins do carry blood , they are not efficient and often not necessary for the circulatory system. The body has already established a different route to carry blood back to the heart.
Therefore these varicose veins can be treated without damaging the circulation.In fact varicose vein treatment often improves venous circulation and the unsightly appearance of the varicose vein is greatly improved.
Varicose veins are formed when the valves in your legs appear not to function very well and allow blood to pool in the legs causing night cramps, tired legs and heavy legs. Varicose veins can develop in pregnancy and during this time it is important to wear compression stockings to help the blood circulate and avoid pooling, which leads to varicose veins.
At BC Laser and SkinCare Clinic we treat varicose veins in men and women in our Surrey clinic, located near Vancouver, BC. Dr. Shah will assess your veins with vein mapping prior to suggesting a course of treatment for your varicose veins. To book your assessment call our office at 604 580 2464.
Varicose Vein treatments include: