Varicose veins can not only be unsightly and embarrassing but can also cause pain, swelling of the legs, night cramps and aching legs. Finding the right treatment can alleviate the pain. The vein clinic services from Rejuvenation MD have an excellent track record, providing you with state-of-the-art medical facilities and treatments. In addition, varicose vein treatments are usually covered by health insurance.
Varicose veins are the large, “rope-like” veins which are often one-quarter inch or larger in diameter.
Varicose veins occur when veins are not properly returning blood from the lower leg to the heart. All veins have valves that open a allow the flow of blood to the heart and close to prevent backflow (otherwise known as “reflux”) of blood to the foot. When valves fail to function properly blood leaks through and flows down the leg in the wrong direction. The blood overfills and distends the superficial veins under the skin, resulting in the bulging seen in varicose veins.
Symptoms of chronic venous insufficiency include aching pain, leg fatigue and heaviness, all of which worsen as the day progresses. Left untreated, chronic venous insufficiency can cause ulcerations which can be very difficult to treat.
In some cases varicose veins come with no symptoms. However they can be unattractive and may become painful in the future. Sitting or standing for a prolonged period of time can make legs with varicose veins feel worse. Other symptoms that may accompany the condition are itching, numbness in the legs, darkening of the skin, or a burning sensation.
Providing you with safe and healthy treatments is a priority. Our offices employ endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) as an alternative to stripping. Our staff at Rejuvenation MD is here for you and will be happy to help answer any questions about our procedures. We are willing to work with your health insurance provider to see if therapy can be covered.
The Vari-Lase Endovenous Laser System is designed to help physicians provide advanced treatment for varicose veins in the leg. Endovenous laser therapy is a patient-friendly alternative to surgical vein-stripping for the treatment of varicose veins.
In endovenous laser therapy, a thin laser fiber is inserted into the varicosed vein, generally through a small puncture in the leg above where the visual symptoms appear. The physician then delivers laser energy through the fiber which causes the vein to close as the fiber is gradually extracted.