If you have varicose veins or have a family history of varicose veins, you know just how much of a pin they can literally be. Here at Stockton Dermatology, Dr. Toni Stockton uses laser vein reduction to help target patients veins with light and cause them to fade slowly and ultimately disappear. During your initial consultation, Dr. Toni Stockton will perform a brief physical evaluation and ask you some questions to help determine whether or not you’re a suitable candidate for this procedure. Here are some other signs that it may be time to consider this treatment.
You’ve Tried Other Methods
Many times before we recommend laser reduction to our patients, we encourage them to make lifestyle changes to see if they can get rid of their varicose veins that way. Two of the main things we recommend is losing weight and wearing compression stockings. If you have given both of these a shot but still have varicose veins that are causing you grief, then we may recommend using laser vein reduction as the next step.
You’re In Pain
One of the things that some people aren’t aware of when it comes to varicose veins is that they can be painful. If you feel like you are living in constant pain because of your veins, then you may want to consider laser vein reduction. After all, what’s life if you’re always in pain?
You’re Sick of Feeling Self Conscious
If there’s one thing to know about varicose veins, it’s that they can make a person feel very self-conscious about the skin they are in. Because varicose veins are large and purple, they can make people so self-conscious that they won’t show off their legs or even their feet in sandals.