Heaviness, throbbing, burning, aching, muscle cramping, tiredness, pain and swelling in the legs are the ways people describe the symptoms caused by their varicose veins. Certainly, bulging, discolored varicose veins are cosmetically unappealing, but the leg pain caused by varicose veins can be debilitating, changing the quality of life for those who suffer from them.
Since many people who suffer from varicose veins keep them hidden, it may be surprising just how common they really are. 1 in 2 people over the age of 50, or approximately 30 million Americans are affected by varicose veins.
Although some may believe that varicose veins aren’t dangerous, if left untreated venous disease can progress, causing ankle swelling, discoloration, leg ulcers, bleeding, and blood clots. Therefore, it’s important to understand that it isn’t necessary to live with these conditions another year, because treatment is available. Specialist vein doctors are utilizing new technology for virtually pain-free varicose vein removal, treatment of leg ulcers, and leg swelling. Two of these revolutionary therapies are:
- Endovenous Laser Thermal Ablation – After a local anesthesia is administered, a varicose vein specialist introduces a small catheter into the vein with ultrasound guidance. This is followed by a small laser fiber, which delivers gentle laser energy, causing the vein to close. The procedure takes only about 10 minutes to do and requires no hospitalization or surgery center.
- Sclerotherapy – During this procedure, a varicose vein specialist uses a tiny needle to introduce an FDA-approved sclerosant into the vein, drops at a time. This gentle, yet effective medication causes the vein to collapse and close. Over time, the closed vein gets absorbed by the body and disappears. The sessions are typically completed in the office, within 20 minutes per leg.
Because no scalpels or sutures are utilized in either treatment, there are no long lasting scars or keloids. There’s minimal discomfort, and most treatments are characterized as being virtually painless. With these modern therapies, most people can resume their daily activities immediately after treatment. Additionally, most major health insurance carriers provide coverage for the treatment of vein disease and venous insufficiency when medically necessary.
It’s a New Year! Now is the time to make a resolution to start over and make changes for your health and happiness. If you suffer from varicose veins, don’t be discouraged. Don’t ignore your pain, instead, set a goal to live without it. The vein specialist doctors at Goldman Vein Institute can help you achieve your resolutions this New Year and can help get you relief from your pain.
If you would like more information regarding varicose vein removal, please contact the Goldman Vein Institute today at one of our three convenient locations:
Jupiter 561-625-9853, Wellington 561-790-4550, or West Palm Beach 561-429-8236,
or visit us at www.goldmanveininstitute.com.
At the Goldman Vein Institute, our mission is to provide our patients with comprehensive care for varicose veins, spider veins, and other conditions caused by venous insufficiency. Our highly-qualified and experienced, board-certified vein specialists, Dr. Goldman and Dr. Varghese-Goldman, combine their extensive knowledge and experience, with the latest innovations in vein treatments.
With our offices in Jupiter, Wellington, and West Palm Beach Florida, the Goldman Vein Institute serves patients from Stuart, Hobe Sound, Tequesta, Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, North Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, Loxahatchee, Royal Palm Beach, Wellington, Hialeah, Sunny Isles, Bay Harbor, Bal Harbour, Miami Beach, Aventura, Surfside, Hallandale, and Hollywood, and we welcome patients across South Florida to visit our state-of-the-art vein centers, where we provide the latest in vein treatment technology.
Contact us to find out more about our varicose vein treatment options today.