Varicose veins are unsightly twisted red and blue lines that commonly appear on the legs. Varicose veins are caused by blood pooling in the veins that carry blood back up to the heart, and may appear during pregnancy or as you age.
While any vein in the body can become varicose, the legs are the most common location due to the pressure exerted on those veins through standing and walking.
For the majority of people with varicose veins, the gnarled lines usually pose little more than a cosmetic concern. However, large varicose veins may also begin to cause discomfort and swelling in the lower legs and ankles. Some varicose vein sufferers may develop complications from their veins, including ulcerations or an increased risk of cardiovascular problems. If you are concerned about your varicose veins, there are plenty of options available to help you get rid of those problem veins for good.
In most cases, leg problems do not occur just “out of the blue.” There are typical warning signs such as:
Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI) is a condition in which the veins are constantly congested with pooled blood causing circulation to be significantly impaired. Symptoms include:
These minimally invasive procedures use a thin laser fiber to collapse the vein so that it eventually disappears from view. Endovenous laser treatment is performed right in our office using a local anesthetic and patients experience little discomfort and downtime during and after the procedure.
Also known as Stab Phlebectomy, this popular procedure is still the top choice for removing larger varicose veins. Tiny incisions do not require any stitching afterward and most patients are back to their regular activities as early as the next day.
This relative newcomer to varicose vein treatment is actually a new take on an old favorite. Instead of using the standard saline solution common in traditional sclerotherapy procedures, foam sclerotherapy uses a foam agent that is effective in treating larger varicose veins with simple injections and guided ultrasound.
Dr. Tolitano developed this treatment for extremely large varicose veins. It’s covered by Medicare & insurance and has a 100% success rate.
Whether you want to remove your varicose veins for cosmetic reasons or to find relief from painful symptoms sometimes associated with the disorder, we can help you find the treatment option that is right for you at Advanced Vein Clinics.
Our treatments are covered by Medicare and most insurance. Whether you want to remove your varicose veins for cosmetic reasons or to find relief from painful symptoms sometimes associated with the disorder, we can help you find the treatment option that is right for you at Advanced Vein Clinics.
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