Varicose veins can cause a lot of unwanted pain and discomfort, including itchy and discolored skin. If you suffer from varicose veins and want that problem stopped as soon as possible, we can help. At El Paso Varicose Veins Laser Clinic, we provide a variety of vein treatments to help you overcome this pesky issue.
A big issue with varicose veins is that they cause your legs to severely itch and discolor, which can become both a cosmetic and health issue. Our treatments can definitely help with this issue, but first, it’s helpful to understand a little bit about why this problem occurs.
Contrary to popular belief, your varicose veins don’t actually itch. When you experience an itch, it is usually because your skin or underlying tissue has been exposed to enzymes or a histamine, which causes the area to become inflamed. When you have bulging varicose veins, they increase the pressure on your nerve endings, which causes your skin to split and dry, increasing the chances for itchiness and your urge to scratch them.
Skin color changes usually indicate an advance stage of venous reflux. Years of underlying disease and damage is now manifesting itself on the surface of your skin.
Leg discoloration may also be associated with other symptoms, including skin roughness, itching, burning, and even oozing if open sores develop. Your skin may even scale or crust depending on how bad the irritation gets.
At El Paso Varicose Veins Laser Clinic, we take care of every patient who walks through our doors. With us, you can guarantee you’ll receive the treatment you deserve. Call us today!
Treatment helps by targeting the issue at its source. When varicose veins are remedied or removed, blood stops pooling in your legs, which stops pressure from building and prevents inflammation and your skin from splitting--the source of the skin itchiness and discoloration. You have a few options, including: