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Varicose Vein Treatments services offered in Flowood, MS
Whether it’s their cosmetic effects or the physical symptoms they’re causing that are bothering you, now may be the best time to get started with varicose vein treatment. Vascular surgeons and vein specialists Danon Garrido, MD, and Rishi Roy, MD, at Advanced Vascular & Vein Associates in Flowood, Mississippi, provide comprehensive cutting-edge care for problematic varicose veins and spider veins that’s minimally invasive and highly effective. Schedule a vein evaluation today by calling the office or requesting an appointment online.
Varicose Vein Treatments Q & A
Do I really need treatment for varicose veins?
Varicose veins aren’t usually considered a significant medical concern. Most people, in fact, seek treatment because they’re frustrated with the way they look.
These problematic veins can occur anywhere but are most common on the legs and are especially hard to ignore during warmer weather when skin-baring fashions are the norm.
Spider veins, which are simply a smaller version of varicose veins and often appear alongside their larger cousins, can also spread very visible web-like clusters of purple, red, or blue veins across the skin of your legs. Spider veins may also appear on your face.
The cosmetic concerns associated with varicose and spider veins are reason enough to seek treatment, especially the minimally invasive therapies like those offered at Advanced Vascular & Vein Associates. They’re highly effective, quick, essentially painless, and are provided in-office for your convenience.
Notably, however, varicose veins can also cause physical symptoms that may make them more than cosmetic.
What symptoms can varicose veins cause?
Along with the visible twisting, bulging, and discoloration noted with varicose veins, you may also experience symptoms that include:
- A sense of heaviness or fatigue in the legs
- Swelling in the lower legs and ankles
- Skin color changes, including reddish-to-brown patches of skin around the ankles
- Persistent burning and aching discomfort in your lower legs
- Worsening pain in your legs with prolonged standing or sitting
- Painful open skin sores (ulcers), usually occurring near the ankles
Varicose veins also increase your risk of developing blood clots, which typically occur in the deeper veins and cause localized pain, warmth, and swelling at the site of the clot.
What causes varicose veins?
Varicose veins are related to malfunctioning valves within the vein that normally open and close regularly to help push blood back toward the heart. Vein walls can also stretch and lose their elasticity.
These issues cause blood to collect and pool within the vein, which leads to the bulging and twisting associated with varicosities. The sluggish blood flow also causes the discomfort, skin changes, and swelling associated with symptomatic varicose veins.
Spider veins form when the smallest blood vessels (capillaries) fill with blood and become visible near the skin’s surface.
How are varicose veins treated?
The only effective treatment for varicose veins is to eliminate the damaged vein.
Laser therapy and other minimally invasive treatments offered at Advanced Vascular & Vein Associates do that by shrinking and sealing the varicosed vein.
This cuts the vein off from its blood supply, causing it to die. Your body reabsorbs the tissue debris left behind and redirects blood flow to other healthy veins.
Schedule an evaluation at Advanced Vascular & Vein Associates to learn more about varicose vein and spider vein treatment. Call the office, or book your appointment online.