Leg veins can be unsightly and embarrassing, especially when living in South Florida. No one should have to hide under layers of clothes and cover up in our beautiful climate.
In addition to superficial issues, leg veins can be extremely painful. At Goldman Vein Institute, we value your comfort and desire to be pain free. Our offices specialize in two innovative procedures that treat leg vein issues. The Endovenous Laser Thermal Ablation (EVLT), or Endovenous Laser Treatment, and sclerotherapy procedures are minimally invasive and effective treatment options for those suffering from leg veins.
What Causes Leg Veins
Leg veins are caused by a number of factors. Though prominent in women, spider veins are not gender specific and can affect both men and women. The key contributing factors to leg vein development are:
- Prolonged standing
- Sun exposure
- Family History
- Sedentary lifestyle
Minimally Invasive Treatments from Goldman Vein Institute
There are several options to treat vein issues in your legs. Endovenous Laser Treatment (ELT, also referred to as Endovenous Laser Thermal Ablation or EVLT) is a fairly new procedure in the industry but has shown to be highly effective. Each of our doctors is certified to perform this procedure. ELT is an ultrasound-guided laser treatment used to treat refluxing saphenous veins in the legs.
The entire ELT procedure can be completed within 10 minutes and can be done at any of our convenient locations. ELT is well tolerated by most patients and individuals can return to normal activities following treatment. Additionally, most insurance carriers will provide coverage for patients needing ELT.
Goldman Vein Institute also offers two types of sclerotherapy – progressive refined sclerotherapy and VARITHENA. Sclerotherapy is a procedure in which our experienced doctors inject a liquid sclerosant into the affected veins, causing them to close. The body then absorbs the vein naturally.
Progressive refined sclerotherapy uses liquid sclerosants, whereas VARITHENA uses a foaming sclerosant. Treatment times vary by case, but generally take about 20 minutes per leg. Progressive refined sclerotherapy and VARITHENA are both minimally invasive, outpatient procedures.
How to Prevent and Treat Leg Veins at Home
While the procedures at Goldman Vein Institute treat spider veins and other leg vein issues, they do not prevent unsightly leg veins from forming. Individuals can help prevent veins from forming by doing the following:
- Wear sunscreen to limit sun exposure, especially on the face
- Exercise regularly to increase leg strength, circulation in the legs, and the strength in your veins
- Control your weight
- Elevate your legs while resting
- Avoid crossing your legs while sitting
- Avoid standing or sitting for long periods of time
- Avoid clothing that restricts circulation
- Avoid wearing high heels
- Avoid consuming large amounts of sodium
- Add fiber to your diet
Contact Goldman Vein Institute Today
Leg veins can be embarrassing and painful. The skilled doctors at Goldman Vein Institute are here to help. We have three convenient office locations in Jupiter, Wellington, and West Palm Beach.
Schedule an appointment with the vein experts at Goldman Vein Institute. Fill out our online contact form or call any of our South Florida locations.