Circulatory system disorders and diseases have a wide range of causes, some of which can be treated with cosmetic procedures while others are treatable only by a combination of surgery and medication. Common vein disorders include varicose and spider veins, clotting, and constricted capillaries. More serious problems include deep vein thrombosis, aneurysms, and venous insufficiency. If you have been diagnosed with a medical condition involving problems with the circulatory system, our specialists will know what to do. However, if you suffer from less serious problems such as spider veins, you will likely want to know the cause as well as cosmetic treatment options.
Spider Veins And Varicose Veins
Spider veins have several causes, some of which are hereditary. Damaged tissue beneath the skin can also lead to the splitting of tiny veins, the result being a bluish or reddish discoloration. This condition can be treated with many different types of therapies, such as sclerotherapy, which involves using an injectable saline solution that causes the veins to slowly constrict and close off blood blow. The deflated veins are eventually flushed from the body with other waste.
Varicose veins are caused by problems with vein valves. Overweight individuals, women who have been pregnant, and those who spend extended periods of time standing or sitting are at a higher risk of developing varicose veins. They appear as rosy or purplish splotches just under the skin. Varicose veins can also be treated with many different types of procedures.
Clots are usually caused by a superficial injury. When you get a cut or scrape, the blood platelets come into contact with air. They form a protective mesh and are an important part of the tissue regeneration process. However, clots can form in the veins themselves. These are caused by an infection within the vein, long periods of inactivity such as bedrest, and the taking of hormones. This condition usually cannot be treated with cosmetic surgery. A different type of procedure is usually necessary.
Deep vein thrombosis is caused by a blood clot that forms in a deep vein in the arm or leg. It’s usually not a serious condition unless part of the clot breaks loose and travels to the heart or lungs. If you have been diagnosed with a deep vein clot, we will help you determine what type of treatment will be best for you.
Venous insufficiency results from inadequate blood flow, usually caused by blood clots or varicose veins. The affected tissues don’t get enough oxygen or nutrients from the blood. It occurs most commonly in the legs, ankles, or feet. Symptoms include leg cramps, itching, and a thickening of the skin. Prescription-wear compression stockings and a suggested exercise regimen include the most common treatments.
If the problem is serious, we may recommend more involved treatment options. Treatments such as endovenous laser therapy may be beneficial in treating venous insufficiency.
Cosmetic Versus Medical Procedures
Most types of vein disease are easily diagnosed. In addition, many symptoms of vein disease are false, meaning that the individual doesn’t actually have a serious medical condition. If you have spider veins or varicose veins, for example, the specialists at Premier Vein Institute can treat these conditions using traditional minimally invasive procedures. We have three convenient locations in Tampa, Riverview, and Lakeland, and we spend every day helping patients tackle their vein issues with personalized care. Contact us today if you have concerns about problems with the circulatory system.