Varicose veins are a common condition which continues to affect millions of people. Not only is it uncomfortable but it is unsightly too. Aside from the fact that varicose veins are a cosmetic problem, it can also cause severe disabilities and other deadly complications.
Varicose veins are dilated and swollen veins which run throughout the length of the leg. They are incapable of carrying blood from the legs against gravity towards the lungs and heart. As gravity pulls back the blood, it flows in the reverse direction and over-fills these veins. This gives the veins a bulging appearance.
Night cramps, heavy tired legs, aching, and itching are few of the effects of varicose veins. Unless treated, these swollen veins can also cause blood clots, skin ulceration and inflammation in the veins.
Dr. Reese provides varicose veins patients with a variety of methods of relief. With over a decade of experience, he strongly believes that a combination of various approaches provides the best relief for varicose veins patients. Such treatments include:
Dr. Reese prescribes special support stockings to the patient. This helps slow down the growth and development of varicose veins. Although this is not a permanent cure, it provides symptomatic relief.
A solution is injected into the diseased veins. This causes the veins to shrink, close and eventually disappear. Dr. Reese’s patients have benefited immensely from this safe, effective and non-aesthetic solution. However, for patients with larger varicosities an ultrasound is used to identify the right spots in the underlying vessels where the solution has to be injected. This allows precise, safe and accurate medical relief for long lasting and superior results.
Endovenous Laser Ablation:
In this treatment, Dr. Reese inserts a laser fiber into the vein via a needle. Heat energy, delivered through the laser, causes shrinking and eventual closing of the vein. This fiber is used in the treatment of the larger saphenous vein below the surface of the skin. This vein is usually the prime cause of bulging veins on the leg’s surface.
Ambulatory Phlebectomy micro-extraction:
Dr. Reese uses this procedure to remove large surface varicosities by means of small incisions without stitches. Via this procedure, Dr. Reese pulls up the vein and removes it delicately. The patient has to wear a compression hose and a bandage for several days to minimize discomfort and swelling.
Visit Dr. Reese today to put an end to those painful and ugly veins. After all, it is time that you added a skip and a hop to that beautiful walk!