Medical leg vein treatments

Signs and Symptoms of Varicose Veins

Varicose veins are painful enlarged and misshapen dark blue and red leg veins that ache and visibly bulge just under the skin’s surface.

Varicose veins usually form on our legs and feet and, as well as being uncomfortable, varicose veins do not look pleasant and ruin the look of the smooth skin of a leg.

At Sydney Cosmetic Clinic we find that many of our clients are unhappy with the visibly raised and discoloured skin in the area around their varicose veins.


Some of the common symptoms that our clients experience with their varicose veins include:


Aching legs
Painful, achy, or a “heavy” feeling in the legs that becomes worse after sitting or standing for a long period of time. This soreness may be especially worse behind your knee area, and there may be added discomfort around the varicose veins.


Swelling in your calves and especially swelling around your ankles and feet, along with legs that tire easily, is often a symptom associated with varicose veins.


Feelings of throbbing and burning in your legs.


Night cramps
Muscle cramps and throbbing in the legs during the night time, without or without restless legs, is one sign that you are suffering from leg veins.


Itchy legs, especially on the lower leg and ankle and around the area of the varicose veins. There may also be a rash or skin irritation around your leg vein area.


Feeling of heavy, achy legs, and leg muscles that tire easily, especially when standing is a common symptom of varicose veins.


Skin discolouration
Brown or red discolouration of the skin near affected leg veins, also possibly with hardening of the varicose vein, is a symptom of having varicose veins.


In severe cases, symptoms of varicose can also include bleeding from the varicose veins, which can develop into ulcers in the leg. There is also an increased risk for DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis).

As well as having a distinct look and feel, varicose veins can be painful to live with. Luckily cosmetic leg vein treatments can improve the appearance of varicose and spider veins and give sufferers relief from the symptoms of varicose veins.

Skin Project Cosmetics Clinics by Doctors offer vein therapy including sclerotherapy and laser treatment to get rid of leg veins. Our leg vein treatment options help to relieve the painful symptoms caused by varicose veins so you can get on with life.