Dealing with changes in our appearance can be hard for anyone to endure. The hope is that they will find a solution that reverses what they view as a negative change to the appearance they are used to.
From wrinkles to age spots, weight gain to hair loss, even the appearance of varicose veins – people have been trying for decades to find remedies to their appearance.
Varicose veins aren’t just unsightly to the many inflicted with them, they can also be painful and in some cases downright dangerous. Here’s a look at some of the ways vein disease affects your legs appearance.
The Obvious Veins
Anyone who has ever had or seen someone with varicose veins, can spot them from miles away. Those long snarling, bulging, oftentimes blue lines under the skin are a representation of veins that are no longer working properly. Since blood cannot travel properly to and from the heart it pools and enlarges in the location where it’s stuck. This visual representation is enough for you (and others who see them) to know that a disease is occurring so many people prefer to have them treated or keep them covered.
Since blood is pooling or clotting, you might also notice color changes in your skin’s pigment. Even if everything is happening on the interior, the surface of the skin can display what’s happening underneath in the form of blotches and bruises. The color changes could also appear in the form of spots on your skin as well as large areas of redness and small rashes and breaks. Once you notice this happening, you should consult with a doctor to discuss treatment options.
One of the most obvious conditions pointing to a varicose vein issue is a change in the skin on your legs. Even if you don’t have ulcers you may notice that your constantly swollen ankles have created a leathery type skin that is flaky in texture because of the constant stretching. These issues are not only stressful but they are happening in addition to the bulging veins on the back of your legs which further add to your anguish.
Let’s be real, no one wants to go every day self conscious about their appearance. Plus, it’s 2018 – you don’t have to. Schedule a visit to talk to one of our vein treatment specialists today and get back legs you’ll want to flaunt again.