Varicose veins on your legs are described as widewinding blood vessels (veins) that are directly under the skin. They emerge as the superficial veins in the leg, returning the blood the heart, are weakened and flaps are not well functioning. Instead of flowing upwards the blood remains in the legs, or can even sink into the feet.
Usually the cause is in the groin. The varicose veins are then mostly visible on the front or inside of the thighs, and/or the inside of the calf. Sometimes the cause is the back of the knee. In this care the varicose veins are most visible on thje back and outside of the calf. Varicose veins are never dangerous. The most common symptom is that they are cosmetically unappealing. Varicose veins can also cause superficial and harmless blood clots. They are never life-threatening, but can cause self-resolving redness and tenderness.
Heavy, tense, achy, tired, and itchy legs are the most common symptoms. There are many other causes for these symptoms. Therefore there is never a guarantee that surgery will dissolve these symptoms.
The importance of giving the best possible treatment at the first clinic appointment cannot be emphasized enough. The treatment of recurrent varicose veins are always harder to succeed and require special experience. If cought in a recurring spiral this can be hard to diverge from.
Different types of surgery:
TC3000: reduces or removes even the smallest vessles, including facial.
Sclerosis Removes the medium veins on the lower legs
Surgery Removes veinstems (groin or back of the knee) that causes varicose veins on the lower leg, and removes large varicose veins on the lower leg.