Varicose vein treatment
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No more painful veins, no more covering up in Texas summers. If you’ve been missing out on the fun over uncomfortable varicose veins, our experienced doctors can help get your life back! Schedule a consultation and let’s explore options that work for you.
What are varicose veins?
Varicose veins are large, visible clusters of veins beneath the skin of the leg. These veins can stretch down to the heels, forming unsightly purple or blue color networks that can be painful. Varicose veins appear in the legs and thighs of people of all ages but are more common in pregnant women, and sometimes, varicose veins may affect people with an occupation that demands them to stand for long hours.
If not treated with a sense of urgency, varicose veins may degenerate into other conditions, such as permanent damage to the leg veins, the formation of non-healing ulcers, severe blood clots, and leg infections.
In addition to causing pain and discomfort, varicose veins can also seriously hinder your self-esteem. Many people feel the need to cover up year-round and frequently wind up on the sidelines while everyone else experiences Summer fun.
Varicose Vein Treatments at Varicose Vein Clinic of Texas
At North Texas Vein Clinic, we give patients their freedom back. We ensure varicose veins are safely reduced with several treatment options that are convenient, effective, and efficient in time. Our team of qualified doctors and vascular surgeons look forward to restoring the health and appearance of your legs.
Varicose Vein FAQ
When these valves weaken, they lose their elasticity and fail to contract or close up when they expand. As a result, blood flows backward after traveling to the heart, leading to enlarged veins.
These enlarged or widening veins are the varicose veins and blood clots you see on your legs.
Weakening of the vein valves can affect anyone. However, there are certain people with a higher risk of developing varicose veins. Risk factors include:
Women have a higher likelihood of having varicose veins than men due to several hormonal changes that may weaken the walls of the veins or affect regular blood flow. Hormonal changes are common in pregnant women, women in their menstrual cycle, or women in menopause, hence, they are prone to varicose veins.
As you age, your veins tend to lose their elastic properties, which leads to weak valves and backflow of blood.
Varicose veins occur if the nature of your job demands that you stand for long periods. Standing for hours may affect the optimal blood flow from your legs to your heart, which leads to varicose veins.
Your body’s weight can increase pressure on your veins, causing them to work twice as hard when transporting blood back to your heart. The pressure on the veins can cause the valves to weaken or leak, and varicose veins become inevitable.
If anyone in your family has varicose veins, chances are you could have them too. In this case, valves may weaken due to genetic disposition and not in response to lifestyle. Meaning you may develop them regardless of any other factors or preventative action, because genes are powerful and can affect even people at peak fitness.
Early detection is a vital step to effective treatments in medicine. Hence, pay attention to these signs and symptoms, as they may indicate the formation of varicose veins.
Varicose vein symptoms include:
- Sore feeling around the legs after standing for a while
- Skin discoloration around the thighs or legs
- Wounds that won’t heal
- Cellulitis (a red rash, not to be confused with cellulite) and other leg infections
- A feeling of numbness or cramps in the leg
- Varicose veins that are gradually becoming visible in red, blue, green, or purple colors
- Formation of blood clots
If you have a varicose vein, simply call or consult a vascular surgeon to diagnose varicose veins and offer treatment methods. Because many cases of varicose veins pose a real health risk, most insurance companies will assist with the cost for medically-necessary procedures. At Varicose Vein Clinic of Texas, we are available to take your calls or schedule a consultation with you to find the best and most affordable path forward for your needs.
We offer several invasive and non-invasive treatment options; some are complete within 30 minutes, and some require days. Either way, you are assured of spotless legs and thighs while renewing your pride and comfort.
There are several methods of treating varicose veins, and fortunately, they do not require you to stay in the hospital for long. Popular treatment options for varicose veins include:
Endovascular Laser Therapy (EVLT)
EVLT is a treatment method that uses laser technology to remove varicose veins. The laser process takes only about 40 minutes and is less painful.
Surgery is another viable option to make those awkward veins disappear. Surgery methods such as avulsion and stripping are available. However, not everyone should go for surgery, which is why you should consult with a doctor first to have your varicose veins diagnosed.
Sclerotherapy is a procedure that involves the use of a chemical injected into the skin to destroy the veins. This treatment can be effective but may have complications, such as allergies and skin discoloration, so it is important to consult thoroughly with a knowledgeable doctor to ensure no risk factors are overlooked.