Varicose veins are not just a cosmetic concern—they can lead to more serious health problems. Varicose veins usually happen in the lower extremities. It causes skin hyperpigmentation related to skin malnutrition, stasis dermatitis, edema, bleeding and ulceration above the ankles. The affected legs are prone to develop secondary bacterial infection.
If you have noticed the ballooned veins in your legs, the good news is that treatment of varicose veins has advanced significantly. Today, doctors in Minneapolis and St Paul use lasers to seal off large varicose veins or sclerotherapy for mild cases. It is a quick, minimal invasive, outpatient procedure that is also pain-free.