What Are Varicose Veins?
You may have been told you have varicose veins by your doctor or a specialist. If you ask, what are varicose veins, that doctor is likely to explain the problem as swollen, painful veins, usually in the legs.
Varicose veins are caused by a weak structure within your veins. The valve that should keep blood moving one way –from your legs up to your heart –becomes weak and allows blood to flow down into your lower legs and feet, where it pools, builds pressure, and causes problems.
How Can a Varicose Vein Specialist Treat Me?
Your varicose vein specialist may suggest some lower impact therapies (also known as conservative therapies) before moving onto treating varicose veins. Some patients respond well to simple therapies like wearing medical-grade compression stockings, losing weight and adopting a more active lifestyle.
If these therapies do not work, or your doctor suggests a more focused approach to treating varicose veins, you will typically undergo laser treatment or radiofrequency ablation. At Rose City Vein Center, we’ve specifically chosen radiofrequency ablation, also known as the Venefit procedure, as our number one choice of treatment.
The Venefit procedure offers a number of advantages over other vein treatments, and provides a quick, comfortable recovery and a prompt return to everyday activities. Venefit was designed specifically to treat and resolve venous complications, such as varicose veins and chronic venous insufficiency. Patients generally report resolution of the painful symptoms associated with venous insufficiency almost immediately if treated in its earlier stages and improved aesthetic appearance of their varicose veins, skin changes and wounds over time. The Venefit procedure has proven to be an effective, long-term solution to vein disease, with dramatically less post-procedure discomfort and bruising than alternative vein treatments (i.e. endovenous laser therapy & vein stripping). Studies also have shown the Venefit procedure has a lower recurrence rate when compared to laser therapy.
The Venefit procedure channels the power of radiofrequency (RF) energy to evenly and uniformly heat the collagen in the vein walls in small segments, causing them to contract, collapse and close. After the diseased vein has been sealed, the blood re-routes itself to other healthy veins, and the treated veins will shrink and naturally be absorbed by the body.
Treating varicose veins patients is something our team at Rose City Vein Center does every day, and it is a routine part of improving quality of life for people with vein disorders.
No matter what therapy or treatment you and your varicose vein doctor determine is best for your needs, treating varicose veins gives patients a new, pain free lease on life. You will not need to worry about unsightly, uncomfortable varicose veins following treatment. Call us today to begin your journey to better and healthier legs!
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