About Varicose Veins
What are varicose veins?
- Varicose veins are twisted swollen veins you can see bulging beneath the skin.
- Varicose Veins affect up to 25% of ALL adults.
- They are caused by leaky valves in the veins which allow blood to flow backwards in the veins increasing their pressure and stretching them.
This vein stretching can cause leg pain, fatigue, itching, burning, and restless legs.
- The increased pressure in the vein can push fluid into the surrounding tissues causing swelling, skin discoloration and even skin breakdown to form ulcers.
What are the symptoms of varicose veins?
- Leg Pain
- Aching Legs
- Leg Fatigue
- Leg Heaviness
- “Restless Leg”
- Leg Swelling
- Skin Color Changes
In some instances, an ulcer or sore can develop that requires more immediate medical treatment
Are varicose veins a common condition?
- Varicose veins are very common, affecting up to 1 in 5 adults. About 80 million Americans suffer from some form of varicose veins.
- Varicose veins are more common in women than in men and are usually seen in patents between 35 and 65 years old.
- Genetics plays a large role in varicose veins.
- The incidence of varicose veins increases with age.
Why do I need this treatment?
- Condition is likely to get worse and there is no point in suffering when you don't have to.
- Simple AND SAFE technique performed in the office.
What are the benefits to my life with getting treatment?
- Quick return to normal activity
- Improved appearance and comfort
- Improved quality of life without symptoms of pain, aching, fatigue, itching, heaviness, "RLS" and swelling
How are varicose veins treated?
Varicose veins are primarily treated with Thermal Ablation and Phlebectomy.