Varicose veins are enlarged, twisted blood vessels that bulge from the skin and can cause aching and pain. Untreated varicose veins can also lead to chronic skin ulcers and blood clots. These damaged veins are caused by broken valves within the vessels that allow backward blood flow. The blood then pools in the vein and causes its enlargement. Varicose veins most commonly occur in the legs.
You can request a vein consultation with Dr. Verebelyi by clicking here and filling out the request form. During the consultation, Dr. Verebelyi will be able to assess your unique situation and provide an action plan to move forward.
Common Symptoms of Varicose Veins
Do you suffer from any of the following common symptoms listed below?
- Pain in the legs
- Swelling in the legs
- Tired legs
- Heaviness in the legs
- Aching in the legs
- Discoloration of the skin around the foot or ankle
- Night time leg cramps
- Restless Leg Syndrome: People with restless legs syndrome (RLS) experience discomfort, aching, cramping, itching, tingling, or agitation in their legs that causes an uncontrollable urge to move them.
- Ulcer: A venous ulcer appears as a shallow wound in the skin and is typically located on the lower leg between the calf and the ankle. The wound takes a long time to heal and often recurs if treatment is not performed.
These issues may be indications of venous insufficiency, which is a condition that can cause a variety of symptoms in the legs. This condition is characterized by weak or malfunctioning valves in the veins that allow blood to flow in the wrong direction.
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How are Varicose Veins Treated?
There are a few ways that Dr. Verebelyi treats varicose veins. Each patient’s situation is different and the best way to determine which treatment will work best for you, simply fill out the form on this page to request an in-person consultation with Dr. Verebelyi.
Treatment Option #1 – Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA)
Endovenous Laser Ablation treatment involves the insertion of a small laser into the affected vein(s), which delivers light waves that safely close even the most severely damaged veins. Treatment can be completed in about an hour, and you will be walking the same day and able to resume light activity the next day. Your skin will become smoother and healthier over the next one to two weeks as the body’s immune system naturally removes the damaged vessels. Learn more about Endovenous Laser Ablation here.
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Treatment Option #2 – VenaSeal™
VenaSeal™ is a groundbreaking, innovative treatment for varicose veins and venous reflux. This treatment uses medical-grade glue to close the vein without any heat, anesthesia, or irritating solutions. Learn More about VenaSeal here.
Treatment Option #3 – Endovenous Radiofrequency (EVRF)
Endovenous Radiofrequency (EVRF) is a procedure that safely and effectively closes down damaged veins such as varicose veins and other veins leading to leg ulcers. By using the ClosureFast™ system, the unhealthy veins are shut down by low heat controlled by radiofrequency energy, which forces the blood to flow through the healthier veins. EVRF patients can return to normal activities a few days after the procedure, and the results typically last about five years. Learn more about Endovenous Radiofrequency here.