Veins carry blood from your legs and other parts of your body back to your heart, and skin discoloration in your legs could be the sign of a vascular disorder.
With the discoloration, you might also notice leg swelling, pain, varicose or spider veins, and other unusual skin changes. Seeking treatment can offer you symptom relief.
If you experience skin discoloration, it might be because of the following vein disorders:
Chronic venous insufficiency happens when venous valves or walls don’t work as they should, making blood returning from your legs to your heart difficult.
Superficial venous thrombosis is a type of blood clot present just under the skin. It might cause skin discoloration or varicose veins and associated discomfort.
Spider veins are smaller versions of varicose veins, which are bulging or visible veins that don’t function as they’re designed.
PAD is a circulatory disorder in which narrow arteries reduce blood flow to your legs, causing unpleasant or dangerous symptoms.
Deep vein thrombosis happens when a blood clot forms in certain deep veins within your body. It can become a serious problem if blood clots break off.
To diagnose the cause of skin discoloration and develop a treatment plan, Dr. Kasha checks your medical history and symptoms.
He examines your skin and might recommend a vascular ultrasound to detect problems with veins in your legs.
The skin discoloration treatment right for you depends on its cause. Dr. Kasha at Desert West Vein & Surgery Center might recommend:
Dr. Kasha and his team personalize each vein treatment to best match your needs, overall health, and desired outcome to improve skin coloration and reduce your risk of complications.
At the first sign of skin discoloration, schedule an appointment with the experts at Desert West Vein & Surgery Center by phone or online for an evaluation.