Although you may be feeling overwhelmed by the number of screenings that you must undergo in order to stay on top of your health, varicose vein screenings are not to be put on the back burner. This screening can help you get treatment for cosmetic problems while also helping you avoid many physical problems, such as gradually worsening discomfort, swelling and skin concerns. At Dr. Mimi Lee’s office in Little Rock, we can help you achieve clear, beautiful skin on your legs, decrease any discomfort you may be having right now and also help you know what treatment options are open to you.
A varicose vein screening is a completely non-invasive test that is quick, easy and perfect for busy adults. We will begin by taking your medical health history. This will give us a good idea about any problems that you may be having that are related to genetics or to other chronic diseases. We can also perform a non-invasive ultrasound test over the affected area, which is usually on the legs. The ultrasound will be performed with a handheld device that is held gently over the area. The ultrasound helps us to see the veins underneath the surface of the skin. We will be able to see the venous walls, the flow of blood through them and the health of the valves within the veins. From there, we can make recommendations about what type of treatment, if any, will be needed for your concerns.
Varicose vein problems are usually caused by problems with the one-way valves in the veins that allow blood to flow backward in the veins rather than forward to the heart. Over time, blood is allowed to pool in the extremities, which causes the veins to swell and become quite visible beneath the skin. Varicose veins are set apart from spider veins because they are very large, twisted and bumpy. In addition, they can cause physical discomfort.
With varicose vein screenings at the office of Dr. Mimi Lee, you can discover if you have venous issues and get safe and effective treatments for your problems. We are proud to use non-surgical treatments in order to safely and effectively treat venous issues.