Let’s face it. Most of us are self-conscious about the way we look. We are embarrassed by if we get a big ugly wart on our nose or a bulging gnarly blood vessel on our leg! After all, one of our favorite past times as humans is “people watching.” We know that every time we walk across a parking lot or wear our swimsuit on the beach, some other human is likely watching and probably judging! This is one of the reasons varicose vein treatment has become so popular. It’s a confidence booster because it makes us look better!
According to a 2016 report put out by the U.S. National Library of Medicine, approximately one out of every five people will develop varicose veins at some point in their life. While this may be a fact of life, and an unavoidable symptom of growing older, self-conscious people dislike their varicose veins about as much as they dislike wrinkles and flabby arms! Fortunately, varicose veins are easier to get rid of than wrinkles and flab, if you undergo non-surgical and relatively painless varicose vein treatment.
Varicose veins are more common in women than men. They are also often more pronounced in women due to pregnancy and menopause and the hormonal changes these life events bring about. However, according to a 2016 article in The Telegraph, body conscious men accounted for a thirty percent jump in business in just one year at one of the largest varicose vein treatment centers in the UK. The same trend is happening in the United States. Men like to wear shorts when they go golfing or walking and they don’t want “grandpa legs” when they do! They also want to look sexy in their swim trunks!
Grandmothers don’t much like having “grandma legs” either! According to the Mayo Clinic, the risk of developing varicose veins increases with age. This is because the valves in the veins that are designed to prevent the back flow of blood due to gravity begin to weaken significantly about age 50. Around the same time, the walls of the veins become more elastic. Thus, the veins begin to stretch more easily, making the formation of bigger and uglier varicose veins more common as those valves give way. When this happens, varicose vein treatment can make us feel younger again, especially when we look in the full length mirror. We also feel more appealing to our significant other.
Appearance matters to professional people, particularly professional women. It can mean the difference between landing a big account or not. Just ask any advertising executive, realtor, or attorney. Professional people who develop varicose veins can lose their confidence when giving presentations or when meeting with clients. In these cases, varicose vein treatment can restore their confidence and lift them professionally. There are people who claim that the treatment of their varicose veins was responsible for their raise and or improved job performance. While some would claim it’s all in the mind, having this type of treatment does seem to lift the confidence of the people who have it.
Most people who have varicose veins on their legs will hide these ugly bulging veins under clothing. However, varicose veins can also occur on the face. While these facial “spider veins” don’t usually cause any health issues, there’s also no way to hide them without being totally obvious about it when they’re on your face. For this reason, people often become so highly self-conscious about varicose veins on their face, they withdraw and become anti-social. In these cases, varicose vein treatment can give a person his or her life back.
What will the future hold? Will the Millennials get more varicose vein treatment than their Generation X parents or their Baby Boomer grandparents? It seems the younger generations are more body conscious than ever! This may be because they are constantly sharing selfies of themselves on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other social media platforms. It’s become a way of life for them and their primary mode of communication. They don’t phone, they Skype with the video turned on.
Luckily, varicose vein treatment is relatively painless, unlike liposuction and botox treatments. It’s also covered by most insurance plans because it’s usually not technically considered a cosmetic procedure since varicose veins can lead to more serious health issues and thus becomes medically necessary. We just happen to reap the cosmetic benefit as a side benefit. In any case, getting rid varicose veins can be quite the confidence booster for most people, especially if you get your treatment at a highly skilled vein treatment center like one of the Metro Vein Centers.