If left untreated, varicose veins can result in complications, such as permanent darkening of the skin. Also known as hyperpigmentation, darkening of the skin occurs when weakened veins allow excess blood to leak into the surrounding tissue, leading to necrosis and inflammation.
Hyperpigmentation can lead to additional symptoms, including eczema, restlessness, nocturnal leg cramps, numbness, tingling, painful ulcers, swelling, and even bleeding from the legs. There are many things that you can do to stop the progression of hyperpigmentation and therefore reducing the chances of experiencing some of these symptoms. It could be important that you get more information in this area so you have a full understanding of this condition and how you can reduce the chances of permanent darkening of areas of the skin.
At the Goldman Vein Institute, we believe that primary prevention is the best treatment for these potential complications of venous insufficiency. We encourage our patients to seek treatment at the first sign of varicose veins or related venous conditions to help prevent further complications.
Treatment Options for Darkening of the Skin
Using gentle laser light, endovenous laser thermal ablation seals affected veins and restores healthy blood flow. This minimally invasive procedure is FDA-approved, requires no sedation leads to no downtime and is performed in the comfort of our state-of-the-art facilities.
This safe, effective procedure uses an FDA-approved sclerosant to close varicose veins. After the treatment, your body will naturally absorb the treated vein.
Speak with Board-Certified Vein Doctors in South Florida
Are you ready to get back on your feet and say goodbye to painful, unsightly varicose veins? Schedule an appointment with one of our vein specialists, Dr. Alexander Goldman or Dr. Saluja Varghese-Goldman, through our online patient contact form.
Our offices are located in Jupiter, Wellington and West Palm Beach, Florida. We offer vein treatment services to surrounding communities, including, Palm Beach Gardens, Tequesta, and Stuart.