Bulging, rope-like varicose veins are more than just an aesthetic issue. They can also cause numerous unpleasant symptoms and medical issues. If you have varicose veins, we can diagnose and treat them for you here at Colorado Skin & Vein. Undergoing vein treatment for your varicose veins will improve not only your appearance but also your health and overall well-being.
What Are Varicose Veins?
Varicose veins are twisted, ropy, enlarged veins that bulge outward from the skin. They are caused by broken valves within the vein that lead to backward blood flow. This causes the blood to pool and the vein to enlarge. Varicose veins are most often found in the legs.
Aesthetic Reasons to Treat Varicose Veins
Many people with varicose veins are bothered by their appearance. If you have a bulging, twisted varicose vein wrapping around your legs or thighs, it may be the reason you avoid wearing dresses, skirts, shorts, or bathing suits. Unfortunately, varicose veins cannot heal themselves, which means that once they develop, the only way to get rid of them is to seek medical treatment. The procedures we offer at Colorado Skin & Vein can both make your legs feel better and look better by getting rid of your varicose veins.
Health Reasons to Treat Varicose Veins
There are a number of medical problems that can result from having varicose veins. These health concerns range from mild to serious, and none of them should be ignored or disregarded. Pain, achiness, swelling, fatigue, heaviness, skin discoloration, itching, nighttime leg cramps, and restless leg syndrome can all occur with varicose veins. Even more concerning is that varicose veins can lead to chronic skin ulcers, bleeding, and blood clots that can become a serious health threat.
Your Treatment Options
At Colorado Skin & Vein, we use the following treatments for varicose veins:
- ClosureFast™ Endovenous Radiofrequency (EVRF): EVRF uses a low level of heat controlled by radiofrequency energy to shut down the varicose vein. This treatment is extremely effective while causing a minimal of swelling and post-procedure discomfort. Patients will be able to walk the same day as their treatment and can usually return to their normal activities within 24 hours.
- VenaSeal™: VenaSeal™ is our newest closure technique that uses a medical-grade biologic glue to seal the damaged vein closed. The VenaSeal™ treatment improves patient comfort and allows patients to return to normal activities immediately. In many cases, this procedure does not require any compression stockings after treatment. Symptoms may begin to improve immediately, there is minimal swelling, and in most cases, there is almost no post-procedure discomfort.
- Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA): EVLA uses a laser to transmit light waves into the vein, forcing it to close. The treatment only takes about an hour, and patients can return to the majority of their activities the very next day. Following treatment, the body will naturally remove the damaged vein to reveal smoother and healthier skin.
With these treatments, you can eliminate your varicose veins, get rid of symptoms, improve your health, and achieve a beautiful, even skin tone. Our specialists can help you choose the best varicose vein treatment for your needs.
Dr. Verebelyi and our vein specialists at Colorado Skin & Vein are pleased to offer these effective, top-notch treatments for varicose veins. Schedule your consultation with us to find out how we can help you have smooth, even, and healthy skin and veins. To request your appointment, call 303.683.3235 or fill out our online contact form today.