Varicose veins are usually a cause of alarm and may have related complications that can lead to other severe medical issues if ignored. The conditions also negatively impact your leg's beauty, preventing you from wearing revealing shorts at the beach. Do not allow this condition to disrupt your happy life when a Bowling Green Varicose Veins Specialist can offer various safe and effective treatment options.
What does it mean when you have varicose veins?
Varicose veins refer to the bulging veins that occur beneath your skin’s surface. These veins appear due to defective valves leading to the backward flow of blood. Veins consist of valves that prevent the backward flow of blood by opening and closing at the right moment to ensure the smooth flow of blood to your heart.
The pooling of blood due to ineffective veins results in bulging, purplish veins visible under your skin’s surface.
Spider veins resemble varicose veins. The only difference is that spider veins affect the smaller veins causing a pattern similar to a spider web along your legs or face.
How common are varicose veins?
Varicose veins are a common occurrence, more in women than in men. Varicose veins are usually painless and treatable, but they are sometimes a sign of underlying chronic venous conditions.
Do varicose veins have any risk factors?
There are several complications associated with chronic venous disease and varicose veins, which including:
- Superficial thromboembolism
- Venous ulcers
- Spontaneous bleeding
- Deep vein thrombosis
Varicose veins may not be as severe as the risks involved, but they may result in pain and swelling in your legs. Dr. Harrison is a specialist in treating varicose veins using various effective treatments that eradicate the ineffective veins and restore proper blood circulation.
What to Expect During the Treatment of Varicose Veins
Dr. Harrison offers several treatment options for varicose veins. After comprehensively examining you, he will choose a treatment option favorable for you. Some of the treatments offered include:
- Endovenous radiofrequency ablation
Endovenous radiofrequency ablation refers to a slightly invasive procedure for eradicating varicose veins. Sky Vein and Aesthetics offer the procedure where Dr. Harrison will insert a tube into your veins' affected area. Afterwards, you will require radiofrequency energy to destroy the varicose vein.
This procedure is also known as ambulatory phlebotomy. Dr. Harrison makes small cuts on the affected area to remove ineffective veins.
Dr. Harrison will use the venaseal system to direct a medical adhesive into the affected vein on your leg to close it.
VeinGogh is one of the easiest and safest procedures that effectively treat cosmetic conditions such as spider veins. Using a reliable microburst technology, VeinGogh conveys the results of the procedure.
Dr. Harrison uses sclerotherapy, a chemical injection in treating spider veins and tiny varicose veins. It damages the walls of the veins and eventually wipes them out. Afterwards, your body directs your blood to flow through healthy veins.
Various ways of preventing deterioration of varicose veins at home, unfortunately, do not eliminate them. To eliminate varicose veins, call Sky Vein and Aesthetics to transform your vascular health.