Varicose veins. Most of us don’t think about them until we have to deal with them.
Varicose veins happen when the blood in your vein collects rather than goes back to the source. They happen often in the legs because of gravity, and gets worse when you have weight issues, are pregnant or are going through menopause.
There are also people who are predisposed to varicose veins because of heredity.
One of the most common causes of varicose veins is standing for long periods of time. There’s wisdom in putting your feet up. It’s quick relief from a long day and helps the blood flow. You feel the relief immediately. Some people put a pillow under their feet so their legs are a little elevated while they sleep.
I would also advise to give your legs some TLC when you’ve been especially active. There’s Legology Air-Lite Daily Lift For Legs, a cream for legs when they feel heavy, swollen, tired or tight. The cream was developed by beauty journalist Kate Shapland. It’s ideal when you need a small ritual for your legs daily.
According to the Cult Beauty website (cultbeauty.com), you can apply this product for a two-minute massage after your morning bath. You can also do it at night, with Legology’s four-minute routine that guides you on how to give your legs a thorough massage.
As with most beauty-related concerns, prevention is always better than cure. But there are just some cases where daily routines just won’t do. The safest way to relieve the pain is with the eye of an expert.
Belo Medical Group (belomed.com) offers three specific procedures that deal with varicose veins and vascular lesions. There is the Cool Glide Laser that uses pulses of light energy. There’s also the GentleMax Pro that combines two high-end lasers.
Sclerotherapy, meanwhile, is done by injecting a “sclerosing agent” to offer a permanent solution. As always, consult with your trusted Belo expert first so you can get the best and safest result.