Is it safe to remove leg veins?

Are you thinking of getting that aching leg vein removed, but wonder if it’s the right thing to do.  Like most patients, you’re probably concerned that eliminating a leg vein could lead to health problems later on.   So it is safe to remove leg veins. 

Is it safe to remove leg veins?

Yes, leg veins can be safely removed without causing any health issues.  Sclerotherapy is the most common treatment for leg veins, and it is a very safe procedure.

Veins on the legs are typically varicose veins that develop as a result of damage to the tiny one-way valve in the veins.  Leg veins push the blood towards the heart, and the one-way valves prevent the backward flow of blood.   However, if these valves become weak or damaged, the blood can leak backward and collect in the veins.  This puts undue pressure on the vein walls, causing the veins to become enlarged.

Varicose and spider veins in the legs are damaged veins, which hinder circulation because they prevent the blood from flowing efficiently.    Since these veins are not working properly, it’s quite safe to remove them.  Once the affected veins are removed, blood will be rerouted through healthy veins. 

Benefits of removing leg veins

Damaged leg veins actually put additional pressure on healthy veins, so when they are removed the venous system can function optimally.  Removing varicose veins in the legs will also relieve any associated symptoms such as aching pain, leg cramping, and leg fatigue.

Would you like to learn more about removing leg veins?  Search our directory to find a practice in your area.

If you are in the greater Los Angeles or Orange County areas, Laser Skin Care Center, Long Beach, CA is our featured practice.

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