What are varicose Veins?
Similar to how plant veins provide structure and support to leaves while transporting water, energy and nutrients, human veins contain valves that open and close assisting in the return deoxygenated blood to the heart after arteries carry blood out.
Therefore, human veins can not carry out their regular functions if they are damaged. When vein valves no longer function properly, the blood begins to travel in both directions. This leads to the pooling of blood in the legs.
Due to this venous reflux, veins may enlarge, lose form, protrude and become visible under the skin as varicose veins.
Venous Reflux Progression
Varicose vein treatment is NOT a cosmetic issue as is commonly believed and is usually covered by most insurances. If left untreated, they can progress over time to more serious problems such as:
1 Normal | 2 Spider Veins | 3 Varicose Veins | 4 Edema | 5 Venous Ulceration
During our procedure patients feel very little pain, if any, with a local anesthetic given to numb the treatment area. Patients report little to no scarring, bruising, or swelling after.
Endovenous Radiofrequency Ablation (Thermal Ablation)
- Catheter (called ClosureFast™) that produces heat is used to close the vein that is incompetent. Afterwards, blood naturally re-routes to healthy veins.
- Results have shown less pain, fewer complications, better quality of life and nearly 95% reflux free rate at 5 years follow-up.
- Our most popular form of thermal treatment.
Endovenous Chemical Ablation (Venaseal)
Endovenous Chemical Ablation (Varithena)
If you are suffering from leg pain or discomfort, you could very well have a venous condition. Restless legs or leg and ankle pain, aching, cramping, swelling, heaviness or fatigue, are all signs of vein disorders. Don't let varicose veins prevent you from reaching your goals.