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What to Do if Your Varicose Veins Return

The thought of varicose veins returning post-treatment is something that crosses everyone’s minds. Varicose veins have the power to make a person feel equally embarrassed and frustrated. And once you have a treatment to rid your body of them, your only hope is that the results are long-lasting.

The trouble with varicose veins is, new ones can form. Your existing veins that have been treated might not reappear, but this is not to say that the possibility of new ones forming is impossible. Here’s what you need to know about varicose veins returning—and what to do.

Why do varicose veins return?

There are a few key factors to consider should you have a varicose vein treatment performed only to have your veins return. Here’s what you need to consider carefully:

How effective was your initial treatment—and did you follow-up with additional treatments?

When having your varicose veins treated, you highly likely discussed a treatment plan with your licensed vein therapist. Of course, you can reap beautiful results from initial treatment. Still, a treatment plan was likely developed to help you drastically reduce the appearance of varicose veins on your body. And this cannot always be done in a single treatment alone, hence the suggested treatment plan.

Has your condition worsened?

Varicose veins come as a result of veins collapsing due to a lack of proper circulation. And several medical conditions can only make the appearance of varicose veins worse. Take a close look at your current state of health if your treated varicose veins are returning. Aside from the fact that you are likely embarrassed by their appearance, it’s essential to be mindful if this is signaling anything else amiss with your current state of health. Chronic venous insufficiency is a serious condition that can have several implications and can very well be why your varicose veins return. Do not ignore the signs, and seek out a licensed vein specialist should you feel as if something more serious is occurring. 

New veins can return should you become pregnant, obese, or sustain an injury

Just as various health conditions, such as diabetes, can result in the onset of varicose veins, when the body puts on weight or sustains an injury, this is added stress on your veins. And because of it, varicose veins can find their way onto your body once again. The good thing is, with pregnancy, post-baby those veins can dwindle back down to their standard size and shape again. 

Something that you should keep in mind is that it is not at all uncommon for varicose veins to return. The likeliness of varicose veins returning, or more appropriately, new ones forming, is not entirely out of the norm. If you’ve recently had varicose veins return after having a varicose vein treatment done, we want to help you. Contact our office today to schedule your complimentary consultation with one of our many licensed and experienced vein specialists.

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