Myths and Facts about Leg Veins

Award-winning vascular surgeon Dr. Michael Gioscia of the Vein Institute of Westchester in White Plains, New York, has dedicated a large portion of his professional career to offering top-level specialty care for issues affecting your vein and circulatory health.

When treating varicose and spider veins, Dr. Gioscia is also extremely committed to providing the most effective cosmetic results available by combining his own medical expertise and skill with today’s most advanced treatment technology.

Read what this busy specialist says about three common myths surrounding problematic leg veins.

Myth 1: Treating leg veins is mostly about the cosmetic rewards

It’s true that varicose and spider veins can have significant cosmetic benefits. If that’s your top reason for getting rid of these unsightly veins, Dr. Gioscia offers the stellar results you crave with expert therapies that restore your confidence in your skin’s appearance.

But you may be surprised to learn that varicose veins also cause a variety of physical symptoms, including:

Fortunately, the same treatments that relieve the physical symptoms related to problematic leg veins also address your cosmetic concerns.

Myth 2: You can cure vein issues with exercise, weight loss, and a healthy diet    

Dr. Gioscia notes that certain low-impact exercise routines, balanced nutrition, and maintaining an ideal weight can strengthen blood vessels and other components of your circulatory system. These positive lifestyle changes may prevent future formation of varicose and spider veins.

But he explains that no amount of exercise or other lifestyle changes will cure an already existing varicosity. 

The bulging, discoloration, and physical symptoms are due to irreversible vein damage. The only way to reverse the physical and cosmetic effects of these problematic veins is to remove them.

Myth 3: Vein treatment is messy, painful, and only partially effective

Today’s vein treatments are specifically designed to be highly effective and most are essentially pain-free.

Dr. Gioscia explains that the key to successful treatment lies in a specialist’s ability to fully evaluate your veins and devise the most effective plan for your situation.

Rather than taking a one-size-fits-all approach to vein treatment, Dr. Giosocia carefully considers skin tone, vein coloration, the size and type of the veins targeted for treatment, and many other details to obtain the best possible result.

Treatments Dr. Gioscia offers include:

For more information regarding problematic leg veins and the treatments available at the Vein Institute of Westchester, check out Dr. Gioacia’s blog.

Otherwise, schedule an evaluation with Dr. Gioacia today by calling the office or requesting an appointment online. We’re here to help.

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