The first symptoms of venous disease are typically either a network of spider veins or bulging varicose veins just beneath the surface of the skin. A wide variety of additional symptoms can follow unless these veins are treated, which may include swelling, pain or discomfort, legs cramps, itching, heaviness, burning, fatigue in the legs, or restless leg syndrome.
Untreated, further complications can progress to include skin changes like rashes, discoloration or ulcers in the ankle area. Veins may bleed and varicose veins can develop a blood clot or superficial vein thrombosis.
Therefore, it’s important to see a specialist vein doctor when there are early symptoms or concerns, as early diagnosis and treatment can help prevent these symptoms from worsening. Additionally, scheduling an appointment with a specialist vein doctor can provide more information about varicose veins, their causes and treatment options.
In fact, two highly effective, non-surgical varicose vein treatment options are available today.
- Endovenous Laser Ablation – After a local anesthesia is administered, a vein specialist doctor 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 for Varicose Veins – 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.
If you would like more information regarding varicose vein or spider veins, 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.