Many people believe that only women suffer from varicose veins, but both men and women can develop vein disease. While men typically have more leg hair to hide their veins, men need to take care of various veins before it develops into serious medical concerns.
Spider veins and varicose veins are very similar. Spider veins are smaller and closer to the surface of the skin. Although spider veins typically do not threat ones health, some choose to have treatment for cosmetic results.
Varicose veins are a much more serious condition. It occurs when one-way values malfunction and cause blood to stop free flowing. This causes veins to swell producing unattractive and painful bulges. Varicose veins are more than just a cosmetic concern; they can develop into larger medical concerns such as deep vein blood clots. Blood clots are a serious medical issue and needs to be addressed as soon as possible. Taller and heavier set men are more at risk for clots. These blood clots are called thromboembolism and can result in death if not treated quickly and properly.
At Varicose to Perfect, Dr. Sinnathamby offers three types of vein treatment for men. Dr. Sinnathamby will evaluate your vein health before recommending a treatment plan. For some, compression stockings may be enough but others may need more. Vein Gogh, EVLT, and ambulatory phlebectomy are three non and minimally invasive procedures that may be recommend for those with severe vein disease. Most insurance companies will cover the cost of these treatments.
Men do not need to worry as much about spider veins but varicose veins need to be taken care of. Treatments for varicose veins are the same for men and women. At Varicose to Perfect, our treatments allow for the healing of varicose veins with little down time. Don’t let the aches and pains of varicose veins slow you down. Contact us today to schedule an appointment to alleviate your pain!