Varicose veins are twisted, enlarged veins. Any superficial vein may become varicosed, but the veins most commonly affected are those in your legs. That's because standing and walking upright increases the pressure in the veins of your lower body. For many people, varicose veins and spider veins — a common, mild variation of varicose veins — are simply a cosmetic concern. For other people, varicose veins can cause aching pain and discomfort. Sometimes varicose veins lead to more-serious problems. Spider veins are similar to varicose veins, but they're smaller. Spider veins are found closer to the skin's surface and are often red or blue. Spider veins occur on the legs, but can also be found on the face. They vary in size and often look like a spider's web.
A variety of life events can cause problems in veins, such as pregnancy, a job where you’re on your feet a lot and/or wearing heavy gear. Also, vein issues can result from genetic factors. Even without these risk factors, you can develop problems with blood flow in your lower extremities. Almost 1 in 3 people over the age of 45 have some kind of venous disease.
Vein disease can cause a lot of symptoms in your legs. Early symptoms may seem minor. However, more serious problems like ulcers, blood clots, leg cramps and skin changes can develop if not treated in time. These issues may be permanent.
We always strive to give you the best results possible with the least invasive procedures available. During your initial evaluation, we will review the compression stocking option and other lifestyle changes that may help your legs feel better prior to scheduling any procedure. Based on what you and your physician discuss, you WILL mutually decide on a plan of action!
This technique allows us to treat the cause of your problems without ANY Surgery. This unique procedure uses a specialized catheter to close off any affected veins (varicose veins) that are causing issues for your body by improving circulation and functionality of your legs.
We offer sclerotherapy to treat spider veins and other unappealing veins. This form of therapy usually follows Radiofrequency Vein Ablation to ensure improved functionality and presentability of your legs.
On your treatment day, an ultrasound technician will map out the location of the affected vein/s needing treatment. Then, your leg will be thoroughly cleaned to prevent any possible infection. You will be given local anesthesia to numb the affected area (Similarly to what dentists use). Using technological advances, we will close the affected vein/s from the inside. NO incisions or cuts are required or made by the physician. A small band-aid is used to cover the procedure site afterwards and a compression stocking is applied over the treated leg to prevent bruising, tenderness and to ensure proper blood flow throughout your leg. The total length of the procedure from start to finish is 30 minutes.