Get Freedom from Varicose and Spider Veins
What are Varicose or Spider Veins?
Your skin is often the first thing to show signs of age. While the entire beauty industry is geared toward preserving the youthful beauty of your face, neck, and hands, the skin on your legs is often neglected. Varicose veins that can come with age cause pain, discomfort, and unsightly discoloration of the calves, shins, ankles, and feet. These blue or purple veins may bulge beneath the skin or even rupture, causing serious damage.
Varicose veins may also cause you to become self-conscious or embarrassed to show your legs, interfering with your ability to enjoy your life to the fullest. You don’t have to spend your days trying to conceal unattractive and painful spider veins. Varicose vein treatment in West Palm Beach with CLI Vascular Specialists can help relieve the discomfort and shame of unsightly legs.
As we age, the walls and valves in our veins weaken and may fail, especially in the lower extremities. Where normal veins help to promote healthy circulation, pushing blood back up through the legs and toward the heart for re-oxygenation, weakened valves and walls allow blood to backflow and pool. This is known as chronic venous insufficiency or reflux, which causes varicose veins to appear bulgy, swollen, or twisted. Because the blood trapped in weakened varicose veins lacks oxygen, they may appear blue or deep purple.
Who is at Risk for Varicose Veins?
Like more conditions that come with age, genetics are a major contributing factor. If both of your parents suffer from varicose veins, you have a 90 percent chance of developing them as well. Pregnant women, especially those who have experienced multiple pregnancies, may also develop varicose veins. Other risk factors include: Work which requires prolonged sitting or standing: nursing, retail, teaching, construction work, office work, etc.
What are the symptoms of Varicose Veins?
In normally functioning veins, tiny one-way valves open as blood flows toward the heart and close to prevent blood from flowing backward. When these valves malfunction, blood pools in the veins, resulting in a buildup of pressure that weakens their walls and causes them to bulge.
Over time, the increased pressure can cause additional valves to fail. This venous reflux, or venous insufficiency, leads to the development of varicose veins and spider veins.
The symptoms of Varicose Veins include:
Minimally Invasive treatment options for Varicose & Spider Veins
If you have varicose or spider veins, CLI Vascular Specialists can help! We offer minimally evasive, industry leading treatment options for patients no matter the severity of your condition. With more than a decade of endovascular and interventional radiology experience, Dr. Warren Swee leads his team of hand-picked vascular experts in providing the highest quality care available in South Florida.
Following a comprehensive vascular evaluation, an experienced vascular disease doctor will customize your treatment plan to meet your needs. At CLI Vascular Specialists, we utilize minimally evasive techniques so you can return to your daily routine within a few hours of care.
Our minimally invasive treatment options include:
Vein Ablation uses specialized laser treatment to cauterize varicose veins with little to no scarring. This is ideal for thin spider veins and mild to moderate varicose veins near the surface of the skin.
Phlebectomy targets surface varicose veins which are removed through a minor, outpatient surgical process.
Sclerotherapy uses a specialized saline solution, we can reduce and eliminate the appearance of varicose veins by causing them to collapse and clot.
Don’t ignore your varicose veins until they become a serious health issue. Make an appointment with CLI Vascular Specialists today to explore your varicose and spider vein treatment options.