What are Varicose Veins?

Varicose veins are visible, bluish veins (usually found on the legs) that have become enlarged and twisted due to damage to the valve leaflets that prevent deoxygenated blood from flowing back. This condition is exacerbated if the walls of the veins become weakened, such as through hereditary and lifestyle factors, as well as hormonal imbalances for women. Due to the nature of varicose veins, those that have them need to be gentle cleaning the area where varicose veins are so as not to break the skin (which is more fragile in these areas, and be aware of the risk of blood clot formation. Blood clot formation includes superficial thrombophlebitis and deep vein thrombosis. Treatment for varicose veins includes compression stockings, which help to prevent accumulation of fluids in your legs and feet, and sclerotherapy, which is performed with no anaesthesia by a doctor that injects each varicose vein with a chemical that causes the vein walls to swell so much they stick together and then permanently seal shut. You can prevent varicose veins, even if they run in your family, by regular exercise that gets your legs moving and creates a blood pump in the leg muscles. This includes walking, running, and not sitting or standing in one place too long. In addition, losing weight can remove a lot of pressure from the leg, hastening the formation of varicose veins, and not crossing your legs when you sit can also help prevent varicose veins..
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Common Beauty Treatments

Benefits Of Microdermabrasion, Waxing and Spray Tanning In case you didn't know, your skin is your body's largest organ, at least by body cell count. Unfortunately, however, it is constantly exposed to a variety of environmental elements such as pollution, dust, sun rays, etc., every day. And such exposure can take a toll on anyone's skin regardless of their genetic or ethnic background. Therefore, in a bid to reduce the occurrence of acne, fine lines, wrinkles, 'crow's feet', acne scars, age spots and other skin disorders, dermatologists have come come up with special skin treatments geared towards protecting the skin from such undesired pigmentation. Here is a quick primer on that. Microdermabrasion, which is one the latest skin treatment techniques in the skin care niche, is a non-invasive, non-chemical procedure that utilizes a spray of microcrystals to get rid of the outermost skin layer. A layer that is typically composed of dry, dead skin. Consequently, after the procedure, the skin is left looking younger, glowing and healthier looking. In addition, microdermabrasion also promotes the growth of a new underlying skin layer with higher levels of elastin and collagen. Now, remember that collagen and elastin are two of the most important elements involved in maintaining a healthy and younger-looking skin. And for most people, elastin is usually at its peak in their early twenties before it starts to diminish steadily giving way to wrinkles and fine lines. As you may al...
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Beauty salons Paddington

In case you didn't know, your skin is your body's largest organ, at least by body cell count. Unfortunately, however, it is constantly exposed to a variety of environmental elements such as pollution, dust, sun rays, etc., every day. And such exposure can take a toll on anyone's skin regardless of their genetic or ethnic background. Therefore, in a bid to reduce the occurrence of acne, fine lines, wrinkles, 'crow's feet', acne scars, age spots and other skin disorders, dermatologists have come come up with special skin treatments geared towards protecting the skin from such undesired pigmentation. Here is a quick primer on that. As you may already know, waxing in a beauty salon is a hair removal technique aimed at a making sure that the skin is left silky smooth and bumpless after shaving. Unlike using razors and other temporary hair removal techniques, waxing permanently removes unwanted hair without leaving an unsightly mess behind. In fact, after waxing you will no longer have to worry about razor burns or nursing a sore stubble. Besides, waxing works pretty well with almost all types of hair textures, types, and colors. On that note, scientists and skincare experts have also proven that if hair is waxed oftenly, the roots and follicles weaken with time leading to permanent hair loss or little regrowth with time. This, of course, can be a relief to many of us who abhor shaving on a weekly or daily basis. Furthermore, waxing doesn't just remove hair at the roots; it a...
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Varicose Veins And Pregnancy

Varicose veins are very common during pregnancy because the growing baby, the uterus and the placenta all contribute to the weight pressing down on the veins in the pelvis and also the pressure on large vein known as the inferior vena cava. The inferior vena cava is located on the body’s right side and is responsible for circulating blood from the lower limbs and from most of the organs located in the tummy and pelvis area. When a lot of pressure is exerted on this main blood vessel this makes it difficult for the blood coming from the legs to make its way back to the heart. When one is pregnant, they also have an increased amount of blood circulating round the body and also large amounts of the hormone progesterone which is the pregnancy hormone that relaxes the walls of the blood vessels. With all those factors combined, they contribute to the swelling of the veins in the legs. However, the swelling is bound to go down after the baby is born. Do Vericose Veins Put Your Pregnancy At Risk? Generally they can’t put your pregnancy at risk and they also cant cause serious problems during pregnancy as long as they don’t occur in the vagina area and the back passage. If they occur in the perineum which is also the back passage, the midwife will have to watch closely during the child bearing process and ensure that the back passage doesn’t tear while pushing the baby out of the birth canal. Tearing of the perineum usually causes severe bleeding which can even lead to death. So t...
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How Lasers Are Used For Treating Varicose Veins

Varicose veins are enlarged and swollen veins that are visible underneath the skin’s surface. Laser treatment is usually used to treat varicose veins and works by using a highly focused beam of light to heat the varicose veins to the point of scarring. This scarring damages the veins, causing them to wither and close, eventually dying and becoming no longer visible. There are two major types of laser treatments for varicose veins, these are: Simple Laser Treatment – this treatment is used for treating veins close to the surface of the skin, such as tiny varicose veins and spider veins. It works by applying a laser charge on the skin over which the varicose veins are visible. The objective is to scar the vein without affecting the skin. This treatment is usually safe, painless and highly effective, and is carried out over a number of sessions - usually every 6 to 12 weeks. The spacing is to minimise the effects of the lasers on the skin by giving it enough time to heal. For more details, see this article from laser veins brisbane. Endovenous Laser Treatment – this treatment is used for treating larger varicose veins, especially those buried deep beneath the skin surface. It works by making an incision on the skin through which a thin tube (catheter) is inserted. This catheter is then guided by an ultrasound so that it enters the varicose vein and is positioned correctly. Once in position, a laser is passed through the catheter and into the varicose vein and begins delivering s...
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