Varicose veins are visible veins that most often appear on the legs and that create both cosmetic and physical problems. They are typically blue, red or purple and appear as bumpy, twisted patterns. They frequently appear on the lower legs and especially on the backs of the knees. If you have experienced discomfort or embarrassment from these varicose veins or believe that you may have varicose veins, we invite you to come to our clinic for an assessment and discover the treatments that are available. One such treatment includes VenaSeal™, and it could work for you.
These problematic veins typically start only as embarrassing cosmetic problems that may make you want to cover up your legs before they progress. However, just the look of these veins alone on your legs can make you unwilling to go to certain places, such as the beach or a work party. You may wear long skirts or pants at all times to cover them.
As your varicose veins get worse, they may actually start to cause you discomfort. You may notice cramping in your legs or may have restless legs at night that keep you from sleeping well. Your ankles may eventually begin to swell, causing itching skin and skin ulcers. You will definitely want to seek treatment long before they cause you these types of concerns. However, it is never too late to begin treatment because treatments can help with the cosmetic and physical issues.
There are many different treatments available these days for varicose veins. However, not all of them work quite as well as you would hope. Some of them only treat the small veins that are most visible on the surface of the skin, but still leave you with some unwanted symptoms. Instead, the best treatments focus on the vein that causes the most problems, which is usually the saphenous vein in the upper leg.
VenaSeal™ is an excellent choice for treating the underlying cause of varicose veins by blocking off the main problem vessel with a special substance. Studies have been done showing that VenaSeal™ is safe, effective and a suitable substitute for other more invasive surgeries. Plus, it does not require the type of anesthetic that other varicose vein treatments require, leaving you with far fewer risks of complications and side effects.
There is certainly no reason for you to live with your varicose veins any longer when you can choose our safe and effective VenaSeal™ treatments at the office of Mimi Lee, MD, PA in Little Rock. Contact us today to book a consultation!