Varicose veins are bulging rope-like vines without symptoms but are mostly an early sign of chronic venous insufficiency. At Sky Vein & Aesthetics in Bowling Green, KY, board-certified general surgeon Danny Harrison, MD, understands how varicose veins can significantly affect your appearance and general health. He provides a wide range of treatment solutions to get rid of these visible veins. Consult with Bowling Green Varicose Veins Specialist through mobile or request an appointment online for an evaluation of your condition.
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What Are Varicose Veins?
Varicose veins are enormous, rope-like veins that appear under your skin’s surface. All veins have valves, which open to allow the flow of blood to the heart, thus preventing blood pooling. In case these valves malfunction, varicose veins develop, allowing the blood to leak back and create massive, visible veins.
Spider veins are similar to varicose veins, but the damage develops in smaller veins under your skin. The veins develop a spider web of lines on your face or legs. Varicose veins are quite prevalent and affect up to 15% of men and 25% of women. Although viewed as a cosmetic issue, they might be a sign of a chronic venous disease that affects about half of the US population.
What Are Problems Associated With Varicose Veins?
If you experience varicose veins and chronic venous disease, you might be at risk of developing other problems, including deep vein thrombosis, superficial thromboembolism, venous ulcers, and spontaneous bleeding. Although not as severe as these related problems, your varicose veins might also result in ankle and leg swelling, as well as debilitating leg pain.
What Are The Available Treatments For Varicose Veins?
Dr. Harrison and the team at Sky Vein & Aesthetics provide an extensive range of varicose vein solutions. The provider uses your diagnosis to determine the most suitable treatment, this may include:
Endovenous Radiofrequency Ablation
Endovenous Radiofrequency Ablation is a minimally invasive treatment for varicose veins. During this procedure, Dr. Harrison drives a catheter into your varicose vein and then destroys it using radiofrequency energy.
Also known as ambulatory phlebectomy, Microphlebectomy is a procedure whereby Dr. Harrison gets rid of your varicose veins using small incisions on your skin.
The VenaSeal delivers a unique medical adhesive into your varicose veins to seal them completely.
VeinGogh is a straightforward way to treat cosmetically worrying conditions of spider veins and telangiectasia effectively. Unlike most lasers and IPL, VeinGogh utilizes Microburst technology to treat all skin types, including tanned skin, safely. The VeinGogh procedure instantly eliminates vessels repeatedly and dependably.
Sclerotherapy is a chemical injection used by Dr. Harrison to treat small varicose and spider veins. This chemical destroys the lining of your vein, making it collapse and disappear with time.
After any of these treatment options, your body organically redirects blood to a healthier vein.
That said, you might prevent your varicose veins from getting worse with time using at-home care, but they usually don’t go away by themselves. To find out more about your available treatment options, call the Sky Vein & Aesthetics office or use the online booking tool to request an appointment today.