Varicose veins are relatively common, characterized by enlarged and twisted veins in the legs. It can be hereditary, a result of being overweight, or simply from extended periods of standing or sitting. Even celebrities are not immune to the issue, and many may find themselves dealing with varicose veins at some point. The good news is that they can be treated successfully.
Although you may feel isolated by varicose veins, this article will help you realize that you’re not alone. It’s estimated that up to 25% of adults in the United States have them. According to the American College of Phlebology, 50% of women are affected by varicose veins at some point in their lives, along with 40% of men. And many of those are famous celebs who have to worry about embarrassment more than most.
Celebs Who Treated Their Varicose Veins
Celebrities like Kristen Davis, Serena Williams, and Bollywood actor Rajat Rawail have all spoken publicly about their experiences with varicose veins. Rajat was hospitalized after a vein ruptured in his right leg, causing excessive blood loss.
From Hollywood superstars to Olympic legends, the following is a list of other high-profile people who have dealt with the discomfort and public embarrassment of varicose veins and were able to treat them successfully.
Britney Spears – Well-known for showing off her body on and off the stage, Britney has shared that she developed varicose veins after having two children. For some during pregnancies, extra blood flow to the leg veins can overextend vein walls, causing visibility of the bumpy blue vessels under the skin. So in 2012, Spears spoke about how she received treatment for her varicose veins. She immediately returned to performing in her Las Vegas residency, looking as flawless as ever.
Khloe Kardashian – From a family not ashamed of having procedures to enhance their beauty, it’s not surprising to see them openly discuss aesthetic options on their infamous reality show. In one episode of KUWTK, Khloe’s mom, Kris Jenner, recommends that her daughter undergo sclerotherapy to treat her varicose veins. Now we often see Khloe in her denim brand, Good American, unafraid to model cut-off shorts with her flawless legs.
Sydney Leroux – As an Olympic gold medalist and a pro soccer star who plays the forward position for FC Kansas City in the National Women’s Soccer League, leg health is a significant concern. It can be common when powerful athletes due to the amount of time spent on their feet. So when Dwyer admitted to having varicose veins (along with cellulite) during her pregnancy, she also shared on her Instagram account that it’s no one’s business to judge our bodies and what we choose to do is our own business.
Emma Thompson – The multi-talented Emma Thompson is an excellent example of beauty – even with something as pesky as varicose veins! Fortunately, treatments are available to help with this issue, and Emma is no exception to receiving the necessary care to keep her looking and feeling as fantastic as ever. And she’s still just as gorgeous as ever!
Taapsee Pannu. This Bollywood actress shared on Instagram a picture of her physical training for upcoming movies that require the actress to show off her legs. She captioned a post of herself performing a leg work-out: “When I see this picture, I remember how I got my varicose veins operated on and removed just six weeks before I started training. Now those scares can act as an evil eye.”
Varicose Vein Treatments
Varicose veins can be treated with various methods such as lifestyle changes, compression stockings, and medical procedures like sclerotherapy, laser ablation, and endovenous laser treatment (EVLT). It’s common to try a combination of treatments to achieve the best possible results. Multiple treatments may be necessary.
Some methods may provide immediate relief, while others may take several weeks or months to produce the desired results. For example, sclerotherapy is a common treatment for varicose veins. It involves injecting a solution into the vein to cause it to collapse and disappear and typically produces results within a few weeks. Laser ablation uses laser energy to seal off the affected veins and may take several weeks to a few months to produce the desired results.
Endovenous laser treatment (EVLT) uses laser energy to seal off varicose veins. It’s a minimally invasive outpatient procedure that can be completed in about an hour. EVLT typically produces results within a few weeks, although it may take several months for the full effects to be seen. Most people return to their normal lifestyle a few days after the procedure.
Preventing Future Issues
Lifestyle changes such as maintaining a healthy weight, exercising regularly, and avoiding prolonged periods of sitting or standing can help prevent varicose veins from developing or worsening. Compression stockings can also help reduce symptoms such as aching, swelling, and leg fatigue.
Actress and business owner, Jessica Alba, has spoken about wearing compression stockings, especially on flights and when working out, to keep from experiencing the effects of varicose veins in the future. This also works well after treatments to expedite results and avoid potential issues.
Contact The Vein Center of Florida & South Baldwin for Varicose Vein Treatment With Dr. Jimenez
As you can see, anyone can get varicose veins, but you don’t need to be rich or a celebrity to have them treated. We accept most insurance plans! Don’t suffer with unsightly varicose veins any longer. We invite you to schedule your consultation and free vein screenings with Dr. Jimenez by contacting us at 1-800-910-VEIN (8346) or by visiting our contact page here.
Dr. Jimenez is trusted and admired by his patients and peers and is proud to offer cutting-edge varicose vein treatments at The Vein Center of Florida and The Vein Center of South Baldwin. Together with his caring staff, Dr. Jimenez prioritizes making a personal connection with every patient. This ensures you receive a customized treatment plan that is tailored to your needs, giving you the best results with the shortest recovery time possible and minimal risk.