Varicose veins are a condition most common in older adults, where the pressure of standing and walking upright causes veins in the legs to twist and become enlarged. For some people, the swollen, dark-bluish to purplish veins are just a cosmetic concern, but for others, the condition causes aching pain and discomfort, and can even contribute to much more serious conditions, like ulcerations, blood clots, and bleeding. What are some important facts about varicose and spider veins, and why should you consider having varicose vein treatment?
What are Varicose Veins?
Varicose veins are unsightly, uncomfortably swollen veins that develop under the surface of the skin, and they typically present in the legs and feet. Healthy vein function returns blood to the heart and prevents blood from flowing backward, but when vein health is compromised or there’s too much pressure on the surrounding environment, blood builds up in the veins, increasing pressure and weakening their structure which results in swelling. Similarly, spider veins are tiny groups of dilated veins that branch out just beneath the surface of the skin and look like red or blue webs or branches.
Effective Treatment Options for Varicose Veins
The most effective course of treatment for varicose veins is determined by your provider and is based on which will offer the fastest and most efficient relief. At Atlanta Medical Clinic, we offer two non-surgical, minimally invasive procedures for managing and eliminating the symptoms of varicose and spider veins:
- Relief from cramps, inflammation and the sensation of heavy legs
- Relief from leg pain and RLS or Restless Legs Syndrome
- Cosmetic discomfort that affects your confidence and wellbeing
- Prevention of complications like ulcerations and sores, blood clots, and bleeding
What are your treatment options for varicose veins and spider veins at Atlanta Medical Clinic?
ClariVein®IC is a new technique for treating varicose and spider veins that is minimally invasive and is designed to reduce pain and discomfort, speed recovery, and eliminate bruising. Physician-specified agents are utilized using technology that introduces controlled, 360-degree dispersion into the area.
Sclerotherapy is considered to be highly effective for the treatment of varicose veins in most cases and is very well tolerated with minimal recovery time. The procedure involves the use of a tiny needle to place a sclerosant solution into the varicose veins, which encourages the veins to close and reabsorb into the body. This is done in-clinic, and after the procedure, the treatment areas are wrapped for comfort. Compression stockings can be worn for support for several days after the procedure, and many patients are comfortable returning to work quickly.
Have You Noticed the Pain and Pressure of Varicose Veins?
What methods of management have you tried? If you’re still experiencing the aching and pressure associated with the symptoms of varicose veins, it’s never too early to consider seeking guidance about your treatment options. At Atlanta Medical, we offer the most modern, non-surgical treatment options available for all aspects of varicose veins, spider veins, and other forms of venous disease. Please contact us today to learn more about our treatments and how we’ll be able to help improve the look and feel of your legs and prevent more complex conditions in the future.