Varicose Veins are pretty common place in our society affecting over 75million Americans. A disproportionate part of the U.S. population, (40-50%) of those affected tends to be female. Not only can these very uncomfortable to the vast majority of people that have them, they can also be quite unsightly. For some, this can lead to self-esteem issues if not taken care of.
So what is the actual cause of Varicose veins? The dermatologists at the Skin and Vein Center explain that “when the blood from the lower legs is not being returned efficiently to the body’s heart, this is what brings on the condition of Varicose veins. Doctors agree that age, gender and pregnancy are the most common factors which lead to Varicose veins. A backwards flow of blood in the leg is referred to as venous reflux, and Varicose veins will get even larger and worse with time with positive venous reflux.”
Fortunately we live in a technological age where conditions such as these, which in times past were untreatable, are now easily addressed by dermatologists by any one of several procedures. One of these procedures is known as an Endovenous Laser Ablation. This is the state of the art way to remove and/or diminish Vericose veins, and a specialty of the Skin and Vein Center is safe, fast and effective. It is a minimally invasive procedure and it is traditionally done in the office of the Dermatologist under local anesthesia. Some main points of the treatment are:
• Treatment is well tolerated with minimal discomfort
• The procedure takes only approximately one hour to perform
• There is only minor soreness, bruising or swelling
• There is a very high success rate of 93-98%
• Noticeable relief of symptoms in 1-2 weeks with no scars
• Return to normal activity in 1-2 days, with walking immediately after the procedure
There are other procedures as well, and a procedure selected will depend upon the individual case involved. Most are minimally invasive and will have a patient up and running as they normally do within a few weeks. Most insurance companies cover this procedure after medical necessity is completed, making this procedure less of a financial burden on the patient than some others. Patients that have the procedure from licensed qualified dermatologist such as the ones at the Skin and Vein Centers are thankful that they did, improving not only the overall general good health in their legs, but enhancing their quality of life as well.
For more information on the Skin and Vein Centers and how you can receive a free consultation, please contact: http://skinandvein.com