Varicose Veins: More Than Just a Cosmetic Concern

Varicose Veins: More Than Just a Cosmetic Concern

Vein disease is a common medical condition that affects many people in the United States. Estimates claim that 25% of adults experience painful and unsightly vein conditions and 50% of women have them. Vein damage often presents itself in various forms, such as small or large surface veins or even grape-like clusters. All these symptoms point to vein disease and are usually the result of faulty valves.

Varicose veins can be dangerous if left untreated and can cause serious health issues such as ulcerations, blood clots, or even spontaneous blood vessel rupture. Thus, it is important to act as soon as possible and seek medical attention if you have any symptoms of varicose veins.

At RGV Cosmetic Surgery & Vein Care, we offer cutting-edge treatments for vein illness, covering a broad range, such as varicose veins and spider veins. Our treatments for varicose veins include endovenous laser therapy (EVLT), ambulatory phlebectomy, and sclerotherapy.

Endovenous laser therapy (EVLT) is a popular procedure for treating varicose veins. The advantages of ELVT are considerable- there’s no hospital stay, scarring, or protracted recovery period, and no side effects either. Plus, it effectively eliminates unsightly varicose veins.

EVLT is the go-to procedure for varicose vein treatment nowadays and takes the place of the traditional saphenous vein stripping that required general anesthesia. It can be performed in a doctor’s office under IV sedation and local anesthesia, making it more efficient than its predecessor.

Ambulatory phlebectomy is another popular treatment option for varicose veins. This procedure is mostly used in cases where laser treatment isn’t possible. It is the primary choice of treatment, and when used along with endovascular laser therapy (EVLT), it’s the second stage in treating varicose veins.

Local anesthesia is used during this procedure to map out veins and numb certain places. Tiny punctures are made in the skin that lets special instruments “tease” out the veins with ease. The procedure takes less than an hour, and you will be instantly free from bulging, twisted varicose veins, and back to enjoying your everyday activities.

Sclerotherapy is another non-surgical procedure that our Med Spa offers to reduce the appearance of spider veins. It involves injecting a special solution through a tiny needle to reduce the appearance of spider veins. If you’re experiencing vein issues such as spider veins, varicose veins, angiopathy, swollen feet, and ankles, or have restless legs or feel heaviness in your legs, then our vein clinic can be of great help.

It is important to identify the cause of your varicose veins, whether it’s cosmetic or medical. We can help you determine the necessary steps to ensure healthier and lasting results in a pleasant and comfortable environment.

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