Varicose veins, also known as spider veins, are enlarged and twisted veins that are usually present in the legs and feet. Their enlarged state makes them visibly apparent under the skin.
At first glance, it seems as though the veins are protruding out from your skin. This makes them quite unsightly, creating confidence issues in the ones who suffer from them. In some instances, they can also grow to be quite painful. This makes it uncomfortable to sit or walk, having these mobility issues could affect your quality of life.
While varicose veins are most visible under the legs, they are also present in other parts of the body where they can create a host of issues. For instance, hemorrhoids fall under varicose veins as well and are considered a painful condition.
Thanks to advancements in medical science, varicose vein treatment is accessible. If you chose the right method with the help of a professional, it could be non-invasive as well.
But there are some procedures that prove to be non-effective, yet are widely used due to their accessibility. Varicose vein creams are one such method.
What are Varicose Vein Creams?
Varicose vein creams are topical solutions that are applied directly to the affected area. They could be easily available as over the counter (OTC) medication and must be applied regularly to the affected area. Most of these creams must be massaged into the skin.
These creams are available in a variety of forms, encompassing different scents, textures and oil volume for various skin types.
While these creams are advertised to be an effective model for varicose vein treatment, it is unfortunately not true.
Are They Effective?
Varicose veins are an underlying issue of the veins and not a surface problem of the skin. That is why varicose vein creams do not work on relieving this issue effectively.
At best, they could absorb into your skin and provide some pain relief. But your varicose veins will stay the same.
This is because varicose veins make their appearance known when the veins are not able to flow blood to the heart optimally. It could be due to the veins being weak, or due to them having an issue such as a blood clot. These issues cannot be solved by creams and need professional medical attention.
When Should I Visit a Vein Specialist?
You should visit a vein specialist when you notice the appearance of varicose veins on your legs or any other part of your body. Instead of trying topical solutions, it is essential that you visit a nerve specialist/cardiovascular clinic immediately so they can identify the issue properly.
This allows you to explore different modalities of non-invasive but effective treatment that should relieve you of this painful issue.
At OMNY Vein & Cardiovascular, our health professionals are highly qualified and hold extensive experience in varicose vein treatment. If you have noticed any symptoms of this condition, then don’t hesitate and contact us today!