Q. Hi. I am 25 and have recently noticed some prominent and slighly bulging veins on my arms. I have been diagnozed with superficial varicose veins on my righ leg and am seeking scelorotherpy in the near future. However I never really had veins in my arms-is it by any chance a consequence of the veins in my leg? Also, are there any natural ways to control them from bulging and swelling on my arms?
A. Thank you very much for your enquiry, you are right that the veins in your arm may well be similar to the varicose veins in your leg. Generally, the best treatment for larger veins is not sclerotherapy but is other treatments aimed at reducing them. I think it would be sensible to see a vascular surgeon so that they can analyze your veins in your leg and ideally also the ones in your arms. Your GP would certainly know a vascular surgeon in the area who could treat these areas and I think it might be sensible to schedule an appointment with your GP to discuss this. If the veins are very fine it’s possible to have them treated to a sclerotherapy but you’ll need to exclude a deeper course for the veins with your vascular surgeon. I wish you the best of luck if you do decide to go ahead with that treatment. Best wishes yours sincerely, Adrian Richards Plastic and Cosmetic Surgeon Surgical Director of Aurora Clinics
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