Varicose veins are by no means just a cosmetic issue. You can read about the serious potential health implications of untreated varicose veins here. However, as well as the physical discomfort and the risk of complications, many people with varicose veins experience a reduced quality of life due to feeling acutely self-conscious about the unsightly appearance of their legs.
“Before treatment, I was embarrassed to wear shorts. People would actually ask me what was wrong with my legs, it was so visible.”
“People don’t understand if you say your legs used to feel heavy and painful. But they do understand the before and after photos of my leg.”
“I coach the local boys’ basketball team and in the summer I always wore shorts until the veins in my leg became so unsightly that people would stare. Now I’ve had treatment, I’m back in my shorts enjoying the hot weather again.”
“I’ve always loved sunbathing on holiday – on the beach and at the pool. But after I had my kids I developed bulging varicose veins on my leg and was so self-conscious that I thought my bikini-wearing days were behind me and I’d be covering up in long dresses and trousers all the time. Luckily I found out that varicose veins could be treated really quickly. Now I can’t wait for my next holiday.”
“My legs used to be my best asset and working in a clothing shop I enjoyed wearing skirts that showed them off. But standing around at work for years gave me awful-looking varicose veins. I’m so glad I got them treated and I can wear whatever I like again.”