Varicose veins which are most common to the legs are caused when blood pools in the veins. As a result the veins (4 – 5 mm) in diameter, turn either dark purple or blue and tend to bulge out. In addition to varicose veins, there are two other types of veins in the legs which can suffer damage due to blood pooling. These include:
In patients with varicose veins as well as both spider and reticular veins, varicose vein treatment can often help in treating the other two smaller veins.
The following are the varicose veins treatment options that have proven to be highly effective and offer the best success rates.
Alex TriVantage skin rejuvenation laser features three nanosecond wavelengths to treat a broad range of skin issues. The treatment time is just 15 minutes and there is almost no discomfort. The laser isn’t painful, but it does require downtime to heal completely.
The Alex Trivantage Laser can be used to precisely treat vascular red spots, cherry angiomas, and spider veins. It is important to avoid the sun after the laser treatment and apply 30 SPF or greater sunscreen for two weeks.
During an ambulatory phlebectomy which is performed as an out-patient procedure, a small scalpel or needle is used to remove varicose veins situated just under the skin surface via very tiny incisions.
At Pryor Health in Rockford varicose vein treatments are offered to help you eliminate unsightly veins so that you can walk around feeling more confident in your appearance. If we determine that surgical vein removal is right for you, we will walk you through the procedure step by step and answer any questions you have about your treatment.
Inside the vein, there is an intricate structure of small one-way valves. The job of these valves is to open when blood flows towards the heart – in order to prevent the blood from flowing back, these veins then close up.
Varicose veins develop anytime these little valves weaken or suffer damage. When this happens, blood is free to flow backward and pool in the veins. Over a period of time, the vein tends to enlarge and bulge out and they begin to twist and stretch. Varicose veins appear most commonly in the legs since blood flow in the legs is furthest from the heart. Hormonal changes during pregnancy can also cause varicose veins, however, the condition usually disappears after childbirth.
Genetics can also play a role here. In addition, being overweight and the natural aging process, as well as sun exposure, and standing on the feet for extended periods of time can also cause varicose veins.
Are your varicose veins painful? Do you experience fatigue and heaviness and other problems because of the increased pressure? If yes, then it is best that you seek medical help. However, it is best to get treated early when your varicose veins are still small and new. During a consultation for varicose vein treatment Rockford plastic surgeons at Pryor Health can recommend the right treatment options that will work for you.
You are invited to book a treatment at Pryor Health where we offer a full range of Surgical, Medspa and Wellness services to take years off of your appearance. We are known for our results and care of our patients.