Why Treat Your Varicose Veins?
Only a small percentage of people with varicose veins have complications, such as dermatitis, superficial venous thrombosis, and inflammation of the veins (phlebitis), or bleeding. People with varicose veins can also develop chronic venous insufficiency.
Phlebitis may occur spontaneously or result from an injury. Although usually painful, phlebitis that occurs with varicose veins is rarely harmful. It should be noted the incidence of DVT is almost 10 times greater after an incident of superficial thrombophlebitis.
Dermatitis causes a red, scaling, itchy rash or a brown area, usually on the inside of the leg above the ankle. Scratching or a minor injury, particularly resulting from shaving, can cause bleeding or development of a painful ulcer that does not heal. Ulcers may also bleed.
What Treatments are Available?
Your physician will initially try methods that do not involve surgery to relieve your symptoms. These may include counseling (diet, exercise, etc.) and the use of Compression Stockings. If your varicose veins do not respond to this conservative therapy, additional treatment may be required.
Fortunately, new minimally invasive techniques such as Radiofrequency Ablation, VenaSeal™ glue, Varithena™ foam, ClariVein™, and Microphlebectomy now allowing effective treatment of varicose veins in our office, no scarring, minimal postoperative pain, and nearly immediate relief from your symptoms.
If you are experiencing any symptoms of Varicose Veins, it’s time to schedule an evaluation. Contact The Center for Advanced Vein Therapy at 267-728-7440 to schedule a consultation.