If the client has capillary or varicose veins

When it comes to varicose veins, it is always important to emphasize that this is one of the most common diseases that is not life-threatening. Also, the presence of a so-called "broken capillary" on somebody does not mean that you need to go to a doctor immediately. Enlarged veins in the body are, and in most cases will stay, a cosmetic problem, and in particular, it is necessary to keep informed and not to form wild imagery.

Foto: Gerda Carina
Foto: Gerda Carina

I am convinced that every woman should have "her personal" beautician, to whom she can go over the years. Just like everything changes over time, also our body changes. Often, it's the beautician who sees the skin changes that can be very important. Therefore, it is important that the beautician also knows that the varicose veins of the body are primarily a cosmetic change. The beautician should also be aware that in case of different apparattus treatments, if the patient has varicose veins, beautician should be more cautious, as very severe manipulation of the skin may result in the formation of additional capillaries.

People often fear that the presence of varicose veins means later gangrene. In fact, this is not the case, because the varicose veins are not the same as the true arterial blood supply disorder - these are two separate things. It also often equates to varicose veins and thrombosis, forgetting that the varicose veins are so-called structure anomaly, and in the case of thrombosis we talk about blood clotting disorder.

Why this misunderstanding? This is probably due to our little knowledge of anatomy and physiology. This is also one of the reasons why I am very active in both social media and various other media, to produce the content in Estonian on topics that have not been addressed in previous years. Contrary to the fear of gangrene, I am sure people know how smoking affects blood vessels. However, it is sometimes easier to ignore your knowledge and continue to harm the body.

I wish that if the beautician notices varicose veins on her client, she will take a moment and think about what to do with her. If some apparatus treatment is planned or some aggressive manipulation of the skin, then perhaps it should not be done on the patient's legs?! It has been proved by the scientist that, by breaking the skin, we will achieve a capillary expansion.

Written by: Dr. Veronika Palmiste