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If you are contemplating varicose vein treatment for cosmetic purposes, you may have gotten some push back from your friends and family. They may be urging you to skip the varicose vein treatment if you “don’t really need it.” They may be downplaying your own personal reasons for wanting sclerotherapy, laser treatment, or other procedures. You may even feel you need some additional justifications to have the encourage to do what you want to do.
First, you are not alone in getting this type of push back because you want to have cosmetic varicose vein treatment. This is actually quite a common occurrence and you need to keep reminding yourself that YOU are the one in charge of your own body…. not your friends, not your family, and not even your spouse! You should be the ultimate decision maker on whether or not you get varicose vein treatment for cosmetic reasons. However, having said this, we are going to arm you with several good reasons to go forward with cosmetic varicose vein treatment, some of which you may not have considered before.
Cosmetic Procedures Can Be a Huge Confidence Booster!
We all learn very early in life that other human beings are constantly passing judgement on us because of how we look. It starts in kindergarden, or maybe even before. “Four eyes!” “Freckle face!” “Hey Fatty!” “Yo Skinny!” “I’d rather be dead than red on the head!” Yep, it’s no secret that kids can be cruel. The pain of all that relentless childhood teasing stays with us into adulthood more than most of us would like to admit.
The judgement passed on how people look continues into adulthood, although we’re usually a bit more subtle about it. There’s nasty gossip about our co-workers, our neighbors, other parents, and well, just about anyone we know or even just see in a parking lot. You’ve likely heard people say things like, “Gee look at his fat fanny!” All that snarkiness is enough to make us all self-conscious! This is why varicose vein treatment that removes ugly varicose veins and spider veins can be a huge confidence booster. Yes, we’re often told that “inner beauty” should count more… but in the real world, for good or bad, physical appearance does matter. For practical purposes, we live in a world filled with judgmental human beings.
You’ll Feel Much Better!
Varicose vein disease, also called chronic venous insufficiency, is an insidious disease. Often times, it sneaks up on your so gradually, you hardly notice the symptoms because they appear gradually. Maybe your legs start to feel incrementally heavy and ache a little more each year. Then, three, four, or five years down the road, you hardly notice that you no longer feel good. You’ve just come to accept that you’re getting older and you don’t feel as spritely as you used to to feel.
Some people who get varicose vein treatment for cosmetic reasons suddenly find they don’t just look better, they feel better! This is because their so called “cosmetic” condition was actually causing them some medical problems but they just didn’t realize it was happening. So, they go in wanting to look younger and come out FEELING younger. It is not uncommon for patients at varicose vein treatment clinics to report back to their vein doctor that they feel ten or fifteen years younger! Who doesn’t want that!
You May Be Staving Off More Serious Medical Issues!
In some cases, varicose veins or spider veins that may not seem all that serious are hiding a serious medical issue. People who think they’re going to a varicose vein treatment center for “cosmetic” reasons, will have a duplex ultrasound performed on the area before their treatment. This test takes a 3D look inside your veins and it can reveal serious medical problems that you don’t even have a single clue you have!
A duplex ultrasound test can reveal that a person has venous reflux. This is the backward flow of blood in a vein, i.e. instead of moving back toward the heart, the blood is flowing with gravity away from the heart. Even if this hasn’t yet caused any permanent or obvious damage, it will given time! These tests can also find vein valve and or vein wall deformities that will lead to more serious medical problems. In the worse case scenarios, a duplex ultrasound test performed before a cosmetic procedure may actually turn up a hidden deep blood clot (deep vein thrombosis) which can be deadly if not treated properly.
Get a Free Consultation and Evaluation At Metro Vein Centers
Metro Vein Centers is a comprehensive varicose vein treatment clinic, performing a wide variety of varicose vein procedures. This is always a good sign for a varicose vein treatment clinic because you’ll know they’re not trying to push you toward one particular type of procedure because that’s all they do or want to do! Metro vein Centers has several locations in the United States (check their website for details) and is well respected in the field. You can get a free consultation and evaluation just by giving them a call and setting up an appointment, i.e. you do not need a referral.
Good luck to you and don’t let anyone pressure you out of doing what you want to do!