If you’re hoping to keep your legs looking flawless for the rest of your life, then the odds are not in your favor. In fact, if you’re over the age of 40, then there is a fairly high likelihood that you already have venous insufficiency, which leads to developing varicose veins. According to recent statistics, roughly half of the adult population suffers from vein issues, with women experiencing a slightly higher rate of incidence than men.
For the uninitiated, varicose veins are gnarled, unsightly veins that rise up beneath the surface of the skin, typically in the legs. In some ways, they are similar to discolored spider veins. But while spider veins rest closer to the surface of the skin, varicose veins are larger and reside deeper inside the body, making them more difficult to treat.
Fortunately, however, recent advancements in treatment, combined with an ever-expanding pool of patients, means that the outlook for varicose vein treatment is expected to expand solidly over the next several years.
Simpler, less-invasive treatment options are perhaps the greatest driver of the market expansion for varicose veins. In years past, proper treatment of affected veins required surgery, but modern techniques are far superior in terms of convenience and recovery time. Non-invasive endovenous treatments, such as laser and radiofrequency ablation, as well as scelrotherapy all can be performed in a matter of minutes without the use of general anesthesia. Also, these options present significantly fewer complications than traditional surgery, and the overwhelming majority of patients report that they are happy with the results.
While the advanced treatment options would be enough to ensure a growing market for varicose vein procedures, another huge factor is the almost-guaranteed patient pool. Research has shown that varicose veins form for a variety of reasons, but age has consistently proven to be a major factor. Now that the youngest of the Baby Boomer generation is past 60 years old, the number of people suffering from varicose veins is poised to expand, meaning that more and more people are going to be seeking treatment.
Additionally, the global market for vein treatments looks strong as well. Health infrastructure around the world has been getting stronger over the last several years, particularly in Asia. As these worldwide health markets continue to expand and become more efficient, a growing number of patients will be utilizing simple procedures such as treatment for varicose veins.
Without question, vein issues are a problem that most of us will have to face at some point in our lives. Because of this, it seems certain that treatment for varicose veins will always be a popular healthcare option.
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