In healthy veins, valves open and close to help blood flow back to the heart. Vein disease occurs when the valves become damaged, allowing some blood to be pulled by gravity down the leg in the reverse direction. When this happens, the blood can overfill and distend the veins, resulting in abnormally dilated veins that appear near the surface of the skin.
Varicose veins are frequently visible on the legs and are sometimes bulging or bluish in color. Varicose veins may be painful and cause the legs to ache or feel tired and heavy at the end of the day. This condition is often inherited but can also be the result of lifestyle, injury or pregnancy.
Correct blood flow
Damaged vein valve, incorrect blood flow
Sclerotherapy is an in-office procedure for the treatment of spider veins. A tiny needle is introduced into the spider vein and a solution is injected that causes the vein to close off. You should limit strenuous exercise for 3 days and multiple treatments may be necessary to achieve maximum results.
Endovenous Treatments are minimally invasive procedures performed in our office. These treatments use a thin catheter to close the vein with heat or medical grade adhesive. The body immediately and safely reroutes the blood through other healthy veins. You are able to resume normal activities in 24 hours but limit strenuous activity for 1-2 weeks.
A Microphlebectomy is the removal of varicose veins that branch off from the deeper vein. This is accomplished through small incisions and may be performed with endovenous ablation or separately. You should limit strenuous activities for 1-2 weeks.
We offer comprehensive consultations which include an ultrasound exam. Once your individual treatment options are known and discussed, we can schedule your treatment based on your insurance company's requirements.
Endovenous and Microphlebectomy Treaments are often covered by insurance plans, although they may have a waiting period or require you to try alternative treatments. We offer a discounted rate for those individual who do not utilize insurance. Sclerotherapy is considered cosmetic by insurance companies and is not covered.
Our goal is to get you back on your feet so you can do the things you enjoy. Directly after the procedure, you will be encouraged to walk and resume normal, daily activity. Some patients experience bruising and discomfort for 3 to 10 days after the treatment. This is usually improved with oral pain medications and compression stockings worn following the procedure. Vein treatments have a high success rate, but as with any medical therapy, there are certain risks, which your physician will explain to you. If you have been diagnosed with varicose veins, you should take precautions to minimize the potential for future occurrences. These precautions may include proper nutrition, exercise and regular use of compression stockings for long-term management of vein disease.
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