Step Into Summer Without Varicose Veins

Image of person with varicose veins walking.

Varicose veins can be more than a cosmetic concern causing you to cover your legs in the summer – they can also pose health problems that require treatment.

Surgeons at Jefferson Surgical Clinic can treat varicose veins with an effective process known as endovenous laser ablation.

Varicose veins are enlarged, gnarled veins, most commonly occurring in the legs and feet due to increased pressure from standing and walking. Oftentimes, varicose veins are basically a cosmetic issue – but some people experience pain and discomfort from them. The condition may also signal other more serious circulatory problems.

 

Symptoms

How do you know if you have varicose veins? They will be dark purple or blue in color and can appear twisted or bulging.

Benefits of Treatment

  • Improved self-esteem: People with varicose veins may be embarrassed to show their legs as the veins become more prominent. Treating them can virtually make them disappear, helping you feel more confident about your appearance and wardrobe selections.
  • Symptom solution: Treating the veins also eliminates the symptoms of physical discomfort you may be experiencing, including aching, swelling, cramping and skin irritation.
  • Addresses underlying condition: Varicose veins can be caused by a condition such as venous reflux or venous insufficiency, which leads to damaged blood vessels and varicosity. Treatment eliminates these vessels so blood is rerouted through healthy veins.
  • Prevent complications: If left unchecked, swollen veins can permanently change the skin’s texture and color. If this area is cut, an open sore called a venous ulcer can form. The chances of these developing are eliminated with treatment.

To schedule a consultation with one of our vascular surgeons in the Roanoke, Virginia area, call the Jefferson Surgical Clinic at 540-283-6000. 

Last modified on Thursday, 31 May 2018 09:52