What is the best treatment for varicose veins?
Are you dealing with unsightly varicose veins? Do you wish you could sport shorts, dresses or a bathing suit but you worry that other people will only notice these embarrassing veins? These blue twisted veins that stick out of the skin like branches of a tree can appear just about anywhere but they are often found in the legs and ankles. Whether from pregnancy or from a profession that requires you to stand most of the day, there are many reasons why varicose veins may form, but, here at Texas Vascular and Vein Center, we are here to help eliminate this issue no matter what the cause.
Why Visit Us?
When it comes to varicose veins you may be wondering why you would need to visit a cardiology but here is why you should:
- These veins are cosmetic imperfections that can make people feel self-conscious about their appearance
- Varicose veins could be the beginning signs of a more serious health issue
- These veins can cause swelling in the legs
- Varicose veins can also cause painful leg ulcers
- Varicose veins can turn into venous disease, causing blood to pool in the legs due to poor blood flow
- Varicose veins can potentially lead to a deep vein clot
Treating Varicose Veins
Fortunately, there are many ways that our cardiologists can recommend treating your condition including:
- Compression socks or stockings to improve blood flow through the legs and ankles (great for those with mild cases)
- Laser or radiofrequency ablation, which heats up and destroys the vein to redirect blood flow to healthier veins
- Sclerotherapy, which injects a solution into the veins to cause them to collapse and fade
- Minor surgery to remove smaller veins that start to form out of a larger vein
Here at Texas Vascular and Vein Center, we offer a full range of services to manage all of your heart and vascular issues and to cater to your specific needs. We would be happy to sit down with you and discuss the best option for treating your varicose veins. By treating these veins early on we can prevent painful ulcers from forming.