What are Varicose Veins?
Varicose veins are swollen, lumpy and enlarged veins that usually occur in the legs, caused by inefficient valves which lead to blood pooling rather than pumping away as it should. They are often blue or dark purple in colour making them very noticeable even through tights/stockings.
The bumpy, twisted and bulging appearance of varicose veins is only part of the problem. They also cause great discomfort.
Varicose Veins Symptoms
- Legs may feel achy or heavy
- Swelling around the ankles/feet due to the poor circulation
- Muscle cramps or night cramp
- Changes in the skin called varicose eczema
Varicose Vein Treatment
Varicose veins do not tend to get better and can actually get worse with time if not treated. The veins themselves provide no real purpose removal of them is perfectly safe and worthwhile.
Spider Veins, Thread Veins
Cosmedics also offer sclerotherapy and laser treatment for thread veins or spider veins on the face or body.