Aging is an inevitable part of life and, unfortunately, it is associated with a number of different conditions and disorders.

Among these conditions, venous disorders such as chronic venous insufficiency (CVI), varicose veins and spider vein problems are relatively common.

These conditions are not only associated with symptoms such as pain, swelling, skin discoloration and irritation, aches and cramps, but are also considered unsightly by most people and may lead to embarrassment. Moreover, chronic venous insufficiency and varicose vein problems may get worse over time if they are left untreated, leading to more serious conditions that can reduce your quality of life.

What Is Chronic Venous Insufficiency?

Varicose veins and spider veins are symptoms of a larger problem called Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI). Chronic venous insufficiency is one of the causes of varicose vein problems and they are commonly seen together. Similar to varicose veins, chronic venous insufficiency occurs due to damage of the vein valves, often as a result of a small blood clot in the legs. Symptoms of this disorder include swelling of the legs and ankles, aches, pains, fatigue in the legs and skin problems, such as dry, flaky skin or ulcers.

If you suffer from any of these venous disorders, help is available, and more than 90 percent of all treatments are covered completely or in part by insurance.

What Are Varicose Veins?

Varicose veins are large, swollen veins that usually look purple or blue in color. They are caused by the weakening of the one-way valves system located within the leg veins. As a result of this valve dysfunction, the blood cannot be pumped properly toward the heart, and instead accumulates in the vein. This results in a bulging appearance. In many cases, varicose veins may be painful and your legs might feel tired or achy.

What Are Spider Veins?

Spider veins are similar to varicose veins except much smaller. They commonly affect areas other than the legs. As the name suggests, they look like small, reddish spider webs, and while these are not associated with any symptoms other than some mild discomfort, they can still make your skin look older.

Vein Removal Options To Make Your Legs Look Young Again

There are a number of vein removal methods available, including sclerotherapy, laser therapy, and minimally invasive surgeries, depending on the type and severity of the venous disorder. High ligation and vein stripping are mostly obsolete procedures that have been replaced by the more sophisticated, successful and minimally invasive thermal ablation procedures. Spider vein and varicose vein removal procedures are associated with a very quick recovery and few, if any, side effects.

In addition to making the diseased veins disappear, these treatments will also reduce any associated symptoms and make your legs not only look, but also feel young again!