Millions of Americans are suffer from varicose veins, which are blood vessels that have become twisted, dilated, or swollen. While the painful vascular disorder can affect almost anyone and occur almost anywhere in the body, varicose veins primarily affect the legs and feet in women between the ages of 30 to 70. Dr. Jeffrey A. Hunt is a vein specialist who is skilled and experienced with reducing the appearance and alleviating the discomfort caused by varicose veins. With a variety of non-invasive treatments, including laser therapy, Dr. Hunt can help you meet your goals.
Please take a look at the following information on varicose veins, and contact our Tampa Bay and St. Petersburg, Florida-area practice for a consultation with Dr. Hunt.
Causes of Varicose Veins
The cause of varicose veins is unknown; however, studies have determined a number of factors that seem to contribute to poor blood vessel functioning, including:
- Sitting or standing for long periods of time
- Hormonal shifts during pregnancy
- Some form of trauma to the area
The photo on the left shows a patient who had her left leg treated by Dr. Hunt almost 12 years ago. The right leg was treated by another doctor 2 ½ years ago. You can see the very bulbous veins that have appeared in the right leg after the more recent treatment. She is now back to see Dr. Hunt to correct the right leg as well.
Symptoms of Varicose Veins
- Large, prominent veins that take on a roped or tube-like appearance
- Leg and/or ankle swelling
- Feeling of tiredness in the legs
- Veins that take on a dark appearance
The Vein and Cosmetic Center of Tampa Bay offers proven varicose vein treatment while providing the latest and most-effective technology available, including ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy and Endolaser vein removal. Regardless of the cause of varicose veins, Dr. Hunt is able to deliver remarkable results with minimally invasive procedures.
Please contact the Vein and Cosmetic Center of Tampa Bay for more information.