When varicose veins appear on your body, it may seem they’re there to stay. Fortunately, this isn’t the case; there are several approaches you can take to erase them for good and reclaim a higher self-image. Here at Coastal Vein, we invite you to learn how to combat these prominent veins and achieve the aesthetic of your dreams.
What are Varicose Veins?
Varicose veins are the swollen, ropey blood vessels that appear most often on the legs and lower body. They are a larger cousin of spider veins and can be responsible for aching, cramping, and tingling. These veins tend to develop more often in women than men, and 30% to 60% of adults are affected by them.
What Causes Varicose Veins?
Varicose veins can arise from a variety of factors. Some of these include heredity, obesity, injury to the skin, hormonal influence from certain conditions (pregnancy, menopause), or occupations that require prolonged sitting or standing.
What Treatments are Available?
At Coastal Vein, we have a variety of minimally invasive treatment options for varicose veins. These include:
- Laser Vein Closure – Also known as endovenous laser ablation, this method involves the gentle insertion of a laser fiber through a small IV catheter into the unwanted vein. The fiber releases heat, which causes the vein to close and get absorbed naturally by the body.
- VenaSeal – This is a special medical-grade adhesive introduced intravenously to seal the unwelcome vein.
- RFA – Also known as radiofrequency ablation, this option uses radiofrequency energy to cause scar tissue, which helps to deconstruct the vein.
- Sclerotherapy – This procedure entails the direct injection of a special medical solution (sclerosant) that irritates the inner lining of the vein and causes it to collapse.
Am I Eligible for Varicose Veins Treatment?
Anyone who seeks to eliminate unwanted varicose veins may well be a good candidate for one of the treatments listed above. It is important to harbor realistic expectations in terms of what these options can accomplish, though a positive outlook is always helpful. The best way to determine if you qualify for varicose vein treatment, and which one would work best for you, is to come in for an official consultation.
Varicose veins can make you self-conscious, but treatment can turn things around. To learn more about your options for varicose veins, we warmly invite you to reach out and make an appointment with Coastal Vein. At our convenient location in Corona del Mar, CA, Dr. Yalamanchili will be pleased to explain your options in greater detail, answer any questions you may have, and help you eliminate your varicose veins for good. Contact us today to set up your consultation.