Leg skin discoloration is often the sign of the common but serious vein problem “Venous Reflux.” Leg skin discoloration is not only unsightly, but can lead to painful, hot, itchy legs and even skin ulceration. To determine if your leg skin discoloration is from vein problems, the first step is to schedule a Leg Skin Discoloration Consultation with the vein specialists at Mountcastle Vein Centers. Please read the information below to learn more on how vein problems may be causing your leg skin discoloration.
Leg skin discoloration is often caused when leg veins do not properly circulate blood back to the heart. Blood that does not properly circulate to the heart often pools and remains in the leg. The excess blood in the failed veins then makes the veins swell, and the swollen veins can leak blood and fluid into the surrounding tissue of the leg.
This blood and fluid that has leaked into the surrounding tissue of the leg often causes the visible skin discoloration on the leg’s surface. Skin discoloration can appear from range from red to tan to even darker brown, and this discoloration is often coupled with painful feeling skin. In advanced stages, the skin can ooze fluids or can appear hardened or scar-like.
The vein problem “Venous Reflux” that often causes the veins to fail and the skin to become discolored is now easily treated with modern vein procedures. To cure this skin discoloration, the veins that do not properly circulate blood to the heart must be properly treated. Modern vein procedures performed at Mountcastle Vein Centers are non-surgical, require little to no downtime, and are often covered by insurance.
The first step to treating the Venous Reflux that may be causing your leg skin discoloration is to schedule a free, educational Leg Skin Discoloration Consultation at Mountcastle Vein Centers. Your Leg Skin Discoloration Consultation is completely free of charge, and this visit will not be billed to your insurance.
To schedule your Leg Skin Discoloration Consultation, please call us at (727) 865-6941. Our office staff is available from 8:30am to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday.