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Skin Discoloration – A Sign of Vein Disease

Varicose veins occur when the veins in the legs are not effectively returning blood back up to the heart. Blood can begin to pool and the veins swell as the pressure inside increases. This often causes inflammation and redness, which can advance to a brown skin discoloration, known as hyperpigmentation.

This skin discoloration around the ankles is caused from red blood cells leaking from the veins and into the surrounding skin. The skin can become dry, itchy or leathery, and can progress into open sores or painful skin ulcers, creating a serious risk of bacterial infection.

When there are changes in the skin due to varicose veins, the earlier that treatment is sought with a varicose vein specialist, the better the prognosis. Once skin changes advance, they may become more difficult to treat.

Specialist vein doctors utilize modern laser technology for varicose vein and spider vein removal through two revolutionary non-surgical and highly-effective treatment options, endovenous laser ablation and sclerotherapy for varicose veins.

Endovenous laser ablation has a 98% success rate based on research. After a local anesthesia is administered, a varicose vein specialist introduces a small catheter into the vein with ultrasound guidance. This is followed by a small laser fiber, which delivers gentle laser energy, causing the vein to close. The procedure takes only about 10 minutes to do and requires no hospitalization or surgery center.

With sclerotherapy for spider veins, studies have shown this safe, effective treatment can eliminate as many as 50–80 percent of treated veins after just a few sessions. During this procedure, a varicose vein specialist uses a tiny needle to introduce an FDA-approved sclerosant into the vein, drops at a time. This gentle, yet effective medication causes the vein to collapse and close.  Over time, the closed vein gets absorbed by the body and disappears. The sessions are typically completed in the office, within 20 minutes per leg.

Because no scalpels or sutures are utilized in either treatment, there are no long-lasting scars or keloids.  There’s minimal discomfort, and most treatments are characterized as being virtually painless. With these modern therapies, most people can resume their daily activities immediately after treatment.

Additionally, most major health insurance carriers provide coverage for the treatment of vein disease and venous insufficiency when medically necessary. There’s no longer any reason to wait for treatment of unwanted varicose or spider veins.

If you are concerned about skin changes including discoloration due to varicose veins and would like more information about treating your varicose veins, please contact the Goldman Vein Institute today

Jupiter 561-625-9853 or Wellington 561-790-4550 or visit us at www.goldmanveininstitute.com.

At the Goldman Vein Institute, our mission is to provide our patients with comprehensive care for varicose veins, spider veins, and other conditions caused by venous insufficiency. Our highly-qualified and experienced, board-certified vein specialists, Dr. Goldman and Dr. Varghese-Goldman, combine their extensive knowledge and experience, with the latest innovations in vein treatments.

With our offices in Jupiter and Wellington Florida, the Goldman Vein Institute serves patients from Stuart, Hobe Sound, Tequesta, Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, North Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, Loxahatchee, Royal Palm Beach, Wellington, Hialeah, Sunny Isles, Bay Harbor, Bal Harbour, Miami Beach, Aventura, Surfside, Hallandale, and Hollywood, and we welcome patients across South Florida to visit our state-of-the-art vein centers, where we provide the latest in vein treatment technology.

Is Varicose Vein Treatment a Permanent Cure?

Today’s varicose veins treatments are highly advanced and successful at being permanent. However, although the treatment for varicose veins may be permanent, new veins can and may appear later and require touchups.

There are a couple of highly effective and minimally invasive treatments available to eliminate varicose veins and spider veins. Sclerotherapy is highly effective for those with small or medium-sized veins like varicose veins on the face. With this therapy, an FDA-approved sclerosant is injected to damage the walls of the vein and close it off permanently.

Endovenous laser ablation treatment for varicose veins is performed with a small laser fiber, which delivers gentle laser energy, causing the vein to close so larger veins like those on the legs can look and feel better. A varicose veins specialist can advise you with the appropriate medical solution to treat your varicose or spider veins to help alleviate your symptoms and improve the appearance of your veins.

Because no scalpels or sutures are utilized in either treatment, there are no long-lasting scars or keloids.  There’s minimal discomfort, and most treatments are characterized as being virtually painless. With these modern therapies, most people can resume their daily activities immediately after treatment. Additionally, most major health insurance carriers provide coverage for the treatment of vein disease and venous insufficiency when medically necessary.

If you would like more information regarding the treatments available for your varicose or spider veins, please contact the Goldman Vein Institute today at one of our two convenient locations:

Jupiter 561-625-9853 or Wellington 561-790-4550 or visit us at www.goldmanveininstitute.com.

At the Goldman Vein Institute, our mission is to provide our patients with comprehensive care for varicose veins, spider veins, and other conditions caused by venous insufficiency. Our highly-qualified and experienced, board-certified vein specialists, Dr. Goldman and Dr. Varghese-Goldman, combine their extensive knowledge and experience, with the latest innovations in vein treatments.

With our offices in Jupiter and Wellington Florida, the Goldman Vein Institute serves patients from Stuart, Hobe Sound, Tequesta, Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, North Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, Loxahatchee, Royal Palm Beach, Wellington, Hialeah, Sunny Isles, Bay Harbor, Bal Harbour, Miami Beach, Aventura, Surfside, Hallandale, and Hollywood, and we welcome patients across South Florida to visit our state-of-the-art vein centers, where we provide the latest in vein treatment technology.

Early Intervention is Key to Quick Recovery from Leg Ulcers

Leg ulcers affect about one in every thousand people at some point their lives, and double that many by the time they are in their eighties, as the risk of venous stasis ulcers rises with age. They are linked to a family history of varicose veins, an inactive lifestyle, or to jobs that require many hours of standing.

Chronic venous insufficiency is a condition in which blood doesn’t flow up normally through the veins in the legs toward the heart. Venous leg ulcers develop in areas where blood pools, and swelling interferes with the movement of oxygen and nutrients through the tissues. They generally appear just above the ankle on the inside of the leg, and can be very painful.

The most common early leg ulcers symptom is chronically swollen ankles. There may also be dull aching, cramping, or feeling of heaviness in the legs and feet that becomes worse after prolonged standing. Typically, a red, irritated skin rash then develops into an open wound. Venous ulcers are usually recurrent, and open ulcers can persist from weeks to years. When left untreated, they can quickly become infected or even gangrenous, impacting the quality of life of those who suffer from them and increasing the risks for disease or death.

Fortunately, doctors are now able to utilize new laser technology for leg ulcers treatment, to relieve the pain and begin healing. The laser treatment is used on certain veins in the leg to reduce the pressure around the venous ulcers. This laser treatment works by sending strong bursts of light onto the vein, which makes the vein slowly fade and disappear, with no need for incisions.

The vein specialists at the Goldman Vein Institute strongly encourage patients to seek early treatment for leg ulcers and other complications of venous insufficiency. With modern therapies, most people can resume their daily activities immediately after treatment. Additionally, most major health insurance carriers provide coverage for the treatment of vein disease and venous insufficiency when medically necessary.

If you would like more information regarding leg ulcers leg ulcer symptoms or leg ulcer treatments, please contact the Goldman Vein Institute today at one of our two convenient locations:

Jupiter 561-625-9853 or Wellington 561-790-4550 or visit us at www.goldmanveininstitute.com.

At the Goldman Vein Institute, our mission is to provide our patients with comprehensive care for varicose veins, spider veins, and other conditions caused by venous insufficiency. Our highly-qualified and experienced, board-certified vein specialists, Dr. Goldman and Dr. Varghese-Goldman, combine their extensive knowledge and experience, with the latest innovations in vein treatments.

With our offices in Jupiter and Wellington Florida, the Goldman Vein Institute serves patients from Stuart, Hobe Sound, Tequesta, Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, North Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, Loxahatchee, Royal Palm Beach, Wellington, Hialeah, Sunny Isles, Bay Harbor, Bal Harbour, Miami Beach, Aventura, Surfside, Hallandale, and Hollywood, and we welcome patients across South Florida to visit our state-of-the-art vein centers, where we provide the latest in vein treatment technology.

 

 

What to Do When the Summer Heat Makes Your Spider Veins Hurt

Spider veins are the dilated blood vessels that appear typically with a branching pattern just beneath the surface of the skin. They’re often progressive and usually increase in number and visibility with age and may be visible on the legs, face, hands, neck, or chest. Spider veins can cause both embarrassment and discomfort along with multiple symptoms such as swelling or itching.

If you have spider veins, you may be feeling the effects of the summertime heat. The sun can actually cause the formation of spider veins by deteriorating collagen and blood vessels near the skin’s surface and can worsen symptoms of existing ones.

Heat causes veins to dilate, and as the veins fill with blood, they swell. This is the body’s attempt to bring blood closer to the skin to assist in cooling it. However, those who have spider veins can experience pain or discomfort due to this swelling. In addition, due to the increased visibility of these veins many people feel uncomfortable wearing clothing that exposes these unsightly varicose veins during the hot summer months.

Although staying cool and hydrated, along with wearing compression stockings and keeping legs elevated can help to alleviate symptoms temporarily, specialist vein doctors offer the best treatment for spider veins.

Laser treatment for spider veins offers an ideal treatment for these vessels, virtually erasing them from the skin, minimizing their unsightly appearance, and providing relief from symptoms. The damaged veins collapse and close, causing the blood to reroute through healthier veins and restoring healthy circulation.

Treatment doesn’t require anesthesia, can be done in the doctor’s office, and is minimally invasive and virtually pain-free, with little to no recovery time. Additionally, most major health insurance carriers provide coverage for the treatment of these veins when medically necessary.

Take the time to find out how spider vein removal can help you. Our expert vascular specialists can effectively treat your spider veins using the latest techniques. If you would like more information regarding laser treatment for spider veins, please contact the Goldman Vein Institute today at one of our two convenient locations:

Jupiter 561-625-9853 or Wellington 561-790-4550 or visit us at www.goldmanveininstitute.com.

At the Goldman Vein Institute, our mission is to provide our patients with comprehensive care for varicose veins, spider veins, and other conditions caused by venous insufficiency. Our highly-qualified and experienced, board-certified vein specialists, Dr. Goldman and Dr. Varghese-Goldman, combine their extensive knowledge and experience, with the latest innovations in vein treatments.

With our offices in Jupiter and Wellington Florida, the Goldman Vein Institute serves patients from Stuart, Hobe Sound, Tequesta, Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, North Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, Loxahatchee, Royal Palm Beach, Wellington, Hialeah, Sunny Isles, Bay Harbor, Bal Harbour, Miami Beach, Aventura, Surfside, Hallandale, and Hollywood, and we welcome patients across South Florida to visit our state-of-the-art vein centers, where we provide the latest in vein treatment technology.

Say Goodbye to Long Pants and Skirts This Summer!

During the summer you want to be able to go bare-legged, putting on a pair of shorts, swimwear, or skirt without worrying about unsightly, discolored spider veins. Spider veins are a common problem and can often appear or worsen during the summer months due to the heat. Blood vessels are expanded and place more stress on vein valves resulting in the pooling of blood. Additionally, skin can be robbed of moisture and elasticity, weakening the skin’s upper layers and resulting in less flexibility and movement.

Although spider veins are certainly unwanted cosmetically, they can also cause symptoms of pain, or tiredness in the legs. These veins are basically like leaky plumbing in the body’s circulatory system. They usually occur in the legs, but they can appear on the face, hands and other parts of the body.

Fortunately, there’s help available. For those who are experiencing varicose or spider veins and who would like a non-surgical option, there are two highly-effective spider veins treatments to consider. A specialist vein doctor can help you decide on the best treatment for your spider veins, sclerotherapy or laser treatment for spider veins.

  • Endovenous Laser Ablation– After a local anesthesia is administered, a varicose vein specialist introduces a small catheter into the vein with ultrasound guidance. This is followed by a small laser fiber, which delivers gentle laser energy, causing the vein to close. The procedure takes only about 10 minutes to do and requires no hospitalization or surgery center.
  • Sclerotherapy – During this procedure, a varicose vein specialist uses a tiny needle to introduce an FDA-approved sclerosant into the vein, drops at a time. This gentle, yet effective medication causes the vein to collapse and close. Over time, the closed vein gets absorbed by the body and disappears. The sessions are typically completed in the office, within 20 minutes per leg.

Because no scalpels or sutures are utilized in either treatment, there are no long-lasting scars or keloids.  There’s minimal discomfort, and most treatments are characterized as being virtually painless. With these modern therapies, most people can resume their daily activities immediately after treatment. Additionally, most major health insurance carriers provide coverage for the treatment of vein disease and venous insufficiency when medically necessary.

If you would like more information regarding the best treatment for your spider veins, please contact the Goldman Vein Institute today at one of our two convenient locations:

Jupiter 561-625-9853 or Wellington 561-790-4550 or visit us at www.goldmanveininstitute.com.

At the Goldman Vein Institute, our mission is to provide our patients with comprehensive care for varicose veins, spider veins, and other conditions caused by venous insufficiency. Our highly-qualified and experienced, board-certified vein specialists, Dr. Goldman and Dr. Varghese-Goldman, combine their extensive knowledge and experience, with the latest innovations in vein treatments.

With our offices in Jupiter and Wellington Florida, the Goldman Vein Institute serves patients from Stuart, Hobe Sound, Tequesta, Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, North Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, Loxahatchee, Royal Palm Beach, Wellington, Hialeah, Sunny Isles, Bay Harbor, Bal Harbour, Miami Beach, Aventura, Surfside, Hallandale, and Hollywood, and we welcome patients across South Florida to visit our state-of-the-art vein centers, where we provide the latest in vein treatment technology.

5 Essential Vein Health Tips for the Summer!

It’s nearly summer and if you are wondering about how to keep your veins healthy, there are a few important things that you’ll want to know. Here are some of the beneficial things you can do to improve how your legs look and feel.

  • Exercise – Gentle exercise can help strengthen muscles, and stronger muscle contractions promote better circulation. Sitting or standing for long periods impedes circulation, so take frequent breaks with short walks.
  • Eat a healthy diet – Foods that are rich in bioflavonoids are especially beneficial to improving vein health. Bioflavonoids help reduce varicose veins with their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory qualities. Additionally, obesity is a risk factor for varicose veins, so eating a healthy diet can reduce your risk. Attempt to add fiber into the diet while reducing salt intake.
  • Elevation – Lessen the effects of gravity on veins by placing your legs above your heart for 10-15 minutes once or more each day. It will also help alleviate swelling. If you are already experiencing varicose veins, you may have noticed varicose vein bleeding. Varicose vein bleeding can be heavy, but it may be controlled by elevating the leg and applying pressure to the area.
  • Wear sunscreen – Ultraviolet rays can weaken the skin’s upper layers causing the skin to lose moisture and elasticity. The veins just below the skin can become less able to flex and move properly.
  • Change sitting or standing positions regularly and take frequent breaks. Refrain from crossing the legs when sitting and avoid high heels and tight clothing, which can make varicose veins worse.

Although varicose veins and smaller spider veins may not be preventable, it is possible to stop the ones that already exist from getting worse and to delay the formation of new ones. Lifestyle can play a big role and certain changes can also help ease symptoms.

However, when varicose veins are troublesome or unsightly, it may be time to consult with a varicose vein specialist. Varicose vein removal can relieve symptoms, improve their appearance, and prevent complications.

If you would like more information about vein removal surgery, please contact the Goldman Vein Institute today at one of our two convenient locations:

Jupiter 561-625-9853 or Wellington 561-790-4550 or visit us at www.goldmanveininstitute.com.

At the Goldman Vein Institute, our mission is to provide our patients with comprehensive care for varicose veins, spider veins, and other conditions caused by venous insufficiency. Our highly-qualified and experienced, board-certified vein specialists, Dr. Goldman and Dr. Varghese-Goldman, combine their extensive knowledge and experience, with the latest innovations in vein treatments.

With our offices in Jupiter and Wellington Florida, the Goldman Vein Institute serves patients from Stuart, Hobe Sound, Tequesta, Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, North Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, Loxahatchee, Royal Palm Beach, Wellington, Hialeah, Sunny Isles, Bay Harbor, Bal Harbour, Miami Beach, Aventura, Surfside, Hallandale, and Hollywood, and we welcome patients across South Florida to visit our state-of-the-art vein centers, where we provide the latest in vein treatment technology.

Traveling? Here’s What You Should Know About DVT

Whether you’re thinking about traveling for vacation or for business, you may be concerned about the effects of traveling on your varicose veins or spider veins. The problem with most forms of travel including flying, taking a train, or driving is that there are typically extended periods of standing and sitting. Maintaining a static position for prolonged periods of time reduces the blood flow in the body and can increase the chances of clotting.

The concern of many who fly is the risk factor for developing DVT or deep vein thrombosis since both DVT and varicose veins are conditions that affect vein health. DVT is a blood clot that forms within a deep leg vein and can become life threatening if it dislodges and travels to the lungs.

During a flight, changes in cabin pressure could encourage blot clots to dislodge. However, you can consult a specialist vein doctor who can evaluate your varicose veins to determine if they’re symptomatic of DVT in order to reduce the risks. In addition, this evaluation could be especially important during pregnancy or when on oral contraceptives as these are additional risk factors.

While varicose veins may increase your risk of developing DVT, the chances are still very low, particularly if measures are taken throughout the flight to reduce the risk. These may include items, such as changing positions frequently, wearing compression stocking and loose clothing, which a varicose vein specialist can advise.

If you are concerned about the effects of traveling on your varicose veins or spider veins, and how they might impact your life and health, you can easily have them treated and removed. Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is when a blood clot forms in a deep vein, usually in the lower leg or thigh. This can be life threatening as the clot can break off, moving through the bloodstream and eventually blocking the blood flow in an artery in the lungs. This condition is known as a pulmonary embolism.

It is possible that a person with deep vein thrombosis may have no symptoms at all. However, there are five common signs to of DVT that could indicate this serious condition:

  • Cramping in the calf
  • Swelling in the extremities
  • Pain in the legs
  • Tenderness of the legs
  • Redness of the skin

If these symptoms appear, it’s vital to contact a varicose vein specialist immediately. A specialist vein doctor can use advanced duplex ultrasound technology to diagnose deep vein thrombosis. This non-invasive diagnostic technique takes less than 15 minutes and can be completed in the physician’s office.

Some of the risk factors for developing DVT include venous insufficiency in the lower extremities, varicose veins, obesity, and family history among others. Therefore, treating varicose veins and spider veins before more serious complications can occur is advisable.

For those who are experiencing varicose or spider veins and who would like a non-surgical option, there are two highly-effective treatments to consider, endovenous laser ablation and sclerotherapy for varicose veins that may help to prevent more serious complications such as DVT.

These gentle yet effective therapies are typically completed in the office, in just minutes per leg. There’s minimal discomfort, and most treatments are characterized as being virtually painless. Because no scalpels or sutures are utilized in either treatment, there are no long-lasting scars or keloids and with these modern therapies, most people can resume their daily activities immediately after treatment. Additionally, most major health insurance carriers provide coverage for the treatment of vein disease and venous insufficiency when medically necessary.

If you would like more information regarding traveling and DVT risks or about laser surgery for varicose veins, please contact the Goldman Vein Institute today at one of our two convenient locations:

Jupiter 561-625-9853 or Wellington 561-790-4550 or visit us at www.goldmanveininstitute.com.

At the Goldman Vein Institute, our mission is to provide our patients with comprehensive care for varicose veins, spider veins, and other conditions caused by venous insufficiency. Our highly-qualified and experienced, board-certified vein specialists, Dr. Goldman and Dr. Varghese-Goldman, combine their extensive knowledge and experience, with the latest innovations in vein treatments.

With our offices in Jupiter and Wellington Florida, the Goldman Vein Institute serves patients from Stuart, Hobe Sound, Tequesta, Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, North Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, Loxahatchee, Royal Palm Beach, Wellington, Hialeah, Sunny Isles, Bay Harbor, Bal Harbour, Miami Beach, Aventura, Surfside, Hallandale, and Hollywood, and we welcome patients across South Florida to visit our state-of-the-art vein centers, where we provide the latest in vein treatment technology.

Can Vitamins Help Prevent or Treat Varicose Veins?

One key to good vein health is consuming a well-balanced nutritious diet. A reduced-salt diet that is rich in whole, high-fiber foods along with plenty of water can help to give the body the nutrients it needs, improve circulation, and reduce constipation.

Certain vitamins appear to be especially beneficial to good vein health. These include Vitamins C, E, K, and the B’s. The B vitamins include vitamin B6, B12, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, folic acid, biotin and pantothenic acid. These vitamins can help to prevent clotting, build collagen and elastin, balance cholesterol, reduce inflammation, and strengthen vein and capillary walls.

Nutritious eating habits and maintaining a healthy weight can help to prevent a variety of medical problems. Although vitamins may not eliminate existing varicose veins, they can help promote healthier circulation and assist in alleviating symptoms.

Aside from diet and nutrition, exercise is always great for circulation, along with changing sitting or standing positions regularly, wearing sunscreen, and elevating legs frequently. Although varicose veins may not be preventable, it is possible to stop the ones that already exist from getting worse and to delay the formation of new ones. Lifestyle can play a big role.

However, when symptoms are painful and lifestyle changes have not provided sufficient relief, varicose veins treatment can help. A specialist vein doctor can effectively provide non-surgical, minimally invasive varicose veins treatment using the latest endovenous laser ablation and sclerotherapy for varicose veins techniques in just minutes per leg.

There’s minimal discomfort, and treatment is virtually painless, and with these modern therapies, most people can resume their daily activities immediately after treatment. Additionally, most major health insurance carriers provide coverage for the treatment of vein disease and venous insufficiency when medically necessary.

If you would like more information regarding the prevention of varicose veins and varicose veins treatment, please contact the Goldman Vein Institute today at one of our two convenient locations:

Jupiter 561-625-9853 or Wellington 561-790-4550 or visit us at www.goldmanveininstitute.com.

At the Goldman Vein Institute, our mission is to provide our patients with comprehensive care for varicose veins, spider veins, and other conditions caused by venous insufficiency. Our highly-qualified and experienced, board-certified vein specialists, Dr. Goldman and Dr. Varghese-Goldman, combine their extensive knowledge and experience, with the latest innovations in vein treatments.

With our offices in Jupiter and Wellington Florida, the Goldman Vein Institute serves patients from Stuart, Hobe Sound, Tequesta, Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, North Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, Loxahatchee, Royal Palm Beach, Wellington, Hialeah, Sunny Isles, Bay Harbor, Bal Harbour, Miami Beach, Aventura, Surfside, Hallandale, and Hollywood, and we welcome patients across South Florida to visit our state-of-the-art vein centers, where we provide the latest in vein treatment technology.

Don’t Let Varicose Vein Pain Stop You from Achieving Your Exercise Goals

Studies indicate that the major effects of varicose veins are on the functional aspects of the quality of people’s lives. Those who have varicose veins or spider veins may suffer from many painful symptoms including heavy or aching legs, swelling, night cramps, heat or burning sensation, restless legs, throbbing, itching or tingling sensation, and skin changes or ulceration.

In addition to enduring these discomforts, it is often a requirement to elevate the legs and avoid prolonged sitting or standing, which can severely impact the activities of daily living. Unfortunately, these symptoms and limitations typically increase with aging, and even those without severe symptoms are troubled by significant functional limitations.

Although exercise should always be part of a healthy lifestyle, discomfort from varicose veins can make exercise difficult. In addition, while exercise can help the symptoms of varicose veins, it won’t remove them.

Aerobic exercise such as walking, biking, running, are all good activities for getting blood circulating and promoting healthy veins. However, it’s important to be careful not to overdo when you have varicose veins, as strenuous activities can put too much strain on the legs.

However, when exercise causes too much discomfort it may be time to consider their removal. For those who are experiencing varicose or spider veins and who would like a non-surgical option, varicose vein specialists recommend two highly-effective treatments, endovenous laser ablation and sclerotherapy for varicose veins.

A specialist vein doctor can typically complete these treatments in the office, within just minutes per leg. Because no scalpels or sutures are utilized in either treatment, there are no long-lasting scars or keloids.  There’s minimal discomfort, and most treatments are characterized as being virtually painless.

With these modern therapies, most people can resume their daily activities immediately after treatment. Additionally, most major health insurance carriers provide coverage for the treatment of vein disease and venous insufficiency when medically necessary.

If you would like more information regarding laser surgery for your varicose veins or spider veins, please contact the Goldman Vein Institute today at one of our two convenient locations:

Jupiter 561-625-9853 or Wellington 561-790-4550 or visit us at www.goldmanveininstitute.com.

At the Goldman Vein Institute, our mission is to provide our patients with comprehensive care for varicose veins, spider veins, and other conditions caused by venous insufficiency. Our highly-qualified and experienced, board-certified vein specialists, Dr. Goldman and Dr. Varghese-Goldman, combine their extensive knowledge and experience, with the latest innovations in vein treatments.

With our offices in Jupiter and Wellington Florida, the Goldman Vein Institute serves patients from Stuart, Hobe Sound, Tequesta, Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, North Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, Loxahatchee, Royal Palm Beach, Wellington, Hialeah, Sunny Isles, Bay Harbor, Bal Harbour, Miami Beach, Aventura, Surfside, Hallandale, and Hollywood, and we welcome patients across South Florida to visit our state-of-the-art vein centers, where we provide the latest in vein treatment technology.

 

Important Early Warning Signs of Venous Leg Ulcers

Leg ulcers symptoms often include a dull ache, tenderness or pain in the legs, swelling, eczema of the surrounding skin, varicose veins, and hyperpigmentation. Early signs of venous stasis ulcers include darkened or discolored skin around the ankle, or skin that feels leathery or waxy to the touch.

Many people who have untreated varicose veins wonder what causes darkening of the skin, known as hyperpigmentation. Varicose veins occur when the veins in the legs are not functioning effectively at returning blood back up to the heart. Blood begins to pool and veins swell as the pressure inside increases, often causing inflammation and redness, which can advance to brown discoloration.

This brown staining around the ankles is caused from red blood cells leaking from the veins and into the surrounding skin. The skin may become dry, itchy or leathery, and can progress into open sores or leg ulcers, creating a serious risk of bacterial infection.

Leg ulcers are often recurrent, and open ulcers can last from weeks to years with severe complications. Additionally, because they are often resistant to healing and are prone to recurrence, they can significantly increase the risks for disease or death, and also have a consequential impact on the quality of life of those who suffer from them.

When there are changes in the skin due to varicose veins, the earlier treatment is sought with a specialist vein doctor, the better the prognosis. Once skin changes advance, they may become more difficult to treat.

The goals of leg ulcers treatment are to reduce edema, improve healing, and prevent recurrence. Endovenous laser ablation techniques have been shown to effectively treat leg ulcers and greatly reduce the risk of recurrence. Because smaller, newer ulcers are easier to treat than larger or infected leg ulcers, it’s crucial to seek treatment from an experienced vein specialist at the first sign of a venous skin ulcer.

If you would like more information regarding leg ulcers treatment, symptoms of vein disease or laser surgery for varicose veins, please contact the Goldman Vein Institute today at one of our two convenient locations:

Jupiter 561-625-9853 or Wellington 561-790-4550 or visit us at www.goldmanveininstitute.com.

At the Goldman Vein Institute, our mission is to provide our patients with comprehensive care for varicose veins, spider veins, and other conditions caused by venous insufficiency. Our highly-qualified and experienced, board-certified vein specialists, Dr. Goldman and Dr. Varghese-Goldman, combine their extensive knowledge and experience, with the latest innovations in vein treatments.

With our offices in Jupiter and Wellington Florida, the Goldman Vein Institute serves patients from Stuart, Hobe Sound, Tequesta, Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, North Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, Loxahatchee, Royal Palm Beach, Wellington, Hialeah, Sunny Isles, Bay Harbor, Bal Harbour, Miami Beach, Aventura, Surfside, Hallandale, and Hollywood, and we welcome patients across South Florida to visit our state-of-the-art vein centers, where we provide the latest in vein treatment technology.

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