Do Varicose Vein Skin Creams Actually Work?

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varicose vein creamWhen it comes to any medical condition, whether cosmetic or otherwise, everyone always hopes for an easy answer – one that is quick, painless, and inexpensive. Unfortunately, varicose veins are no exception, and those who suffer from them often seek relief any way they can, many times through treatments in the form of topical skin creams and gels. But while the makers of these skincare products often make certain claims about what they can provide, do the results actually live up to their promises?

First and foremost, there is certainly nothing wrong with seeking alternative and natural treatment methods for varicose veins and venous insufficiency. Many people find that a combination of vitamins and herbs, as well as certain diet and lifestyle changes, help to alleviate much of the discomfort that they feel with varicose veins, while topical creams can somewhat decrease the appearance of such unsightly veins. However, it is important to remember, that while these methods may alleviate symptoms, they are not a substitute for the state of the art procedures performed in physicians’ offices around the world.

Varicose vein creams and gels can hydrate the skin and have firming properties as well, meaning that they can slightly reduce the appearance of varicose veins and provide some relief from the discomfort associated with them. Some may even argue that these creams and gels can prevent varicose veins from forming in the first place if applied as a preventative measure. The problem with this argument is that, although varicose veins can blamed, but only to a certain extent, on lifestyle factors such as obesity and smoking, they are also largely due to the result of other factors that cannot be controlled. These include a person’s age, gender, and genetics. Varicose veins and venous insufficiency are hereditary, so if you have a family history of them, there is actually somewhat little you can do to prevent them from ever appearing, even with preventative measures.

More importantly, while varicose veins can cause self-consciousness and are definitely a cosmetic concern, one should never forget that they are also the sign of a serious underlying medical condition. It is in the very nature of topical creams to only treat conditions that can be seen on the surface, so while they may help in reducing the appearance of your varicose veins, they can generally do nothing to treat the venous insufficiency that lies below the surface. To truly treat venous insufficiency at its source, you must be willing to be examined by a doctor and follow any further recommendations for invasive or minimally invasive treatments.

In essence, the question is not whether or not varicose vein creams and gels work, because to some extent they certainly do – the question is whether or not using them is adequate to treat the potentially serious medical condition that is lies beneath the surface. If you’d like to learn more medical procedures designed specifically for treating varicose veins and other venous disorders, procedures that are relatively painless, quick, and leave little to no scarring, contact Dr. Zuzga of the West Florida Vein Center today by calling (727) 712-3233.

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