SkyPoint Vein is a spider vein removal in Schaumburg, IL. At SkyPoint Vein, we understand the frustration, discomfort, and self-conscious thoughts that come with having varicose or spider veins. We want to help you, and we are happy to start a plan for you that is unique to you and your situation. We care about our patients, and we want to make everyone who comes to see us feel happy and comfortable.
What are varicose and spider veins?
Varicose veins are blood vessels that are raised, bumpy, twisted, and swollen. Spider veins are smaller blood vessels and are visible through the skin. They are also different colors: red, purple, and blue. They can be seen most often on the face, chest, or legs. Varicose and spider veins are most likely to affect more women than men and can worsen as you age.
What causes varicose and spider veins?
People can be predisposed to varicose or spider veins if they have a parent who had them because it is genetic. Standing for long periods of time can cause varicose and spider veins in the legs. Obesity, hormones especially during pregnancy or menopause, and taking birth control pills are other causes. Lastly, a history of blood clots or tumors and constipation can also give you a higher probability of developing varicose and spider veins.
Are varicose and spider veins dangerous to my health?
Most of the time, varicose and spider veins are not dangerous to a person's health, and they are usually painless. Sometimes veins that are larger can be painful and begin to throb and ache. This tends to happen more when the person is sitting or standing for a long period of time. This can make things like traveling or having a job where you are required to sit for long periods of time an uncomfortable experience.
In some cases, varicose and spider veins can become a health issue. They can cause skin ulcers or sores which can be very painful. If veins become damaged, they can start to bleed and form blood clots which can also cause pain. There are other health issues that stem from blood clots as well, such as deep vein thrombosis and superficial thrombophlebitis.
Although varicose and spider veins do not cause health problems most of the time, many people choose to remove them for aesthetic purposes. The raised, bumpy veins or the small veins that can be easily visible through the skin may cause people to become self-conscious. This can be the case especially when the problem is more severe.
Whatever the case may be for you, SkyPoint, our spider vein removal in Schaumburg, IL is ready to help you start getting rid of your spider or varicose veins. We enjoy what we do, and we are happy to help eliminate the source of embarrassment and discomfort for so many people.
When you come in for a consultation, we will also give you a free pair of compression socks that will help you with any symptoms you may be experiencing.