Varicose veins are enlarged, swollen, gnarled veins, that often appear dark purple or blue. They affect over one-third of the people in the United States and can occur in almost anyone.
When varicose veins cause pain, discomfort, itching, or heaviness, there are some steps that can be taken at home to help alleviate symptoms. These steps may also help to prevent the formation of new varicose veins by assisting with better blood flow in the legs.
However, varicose veins varicose veins are a progressive condition that when left untreated typically worsen over time. They can greatly affect the quality of life for those who suffer from them and create a risk for other serious complications, some of which could be life-threatening.
For those who are experiencing varicose veins and who would like a non-surgical option, a specialist vein doctor can offer two highly-effective varicose veins treatments to consider, endovenous laser ablation and sclerotherapy for varicose veins.
With endovenous laser ablation, a local anesthesia is first administered. Then, the vein specialist doctor 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.
During sclerotherapy for varicose veins, the 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 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.