Risks of Improperly Treated Varicose Veins

What to know if you had your varicose veins treated at a typical vein center.

Before and After Varicose Vein TreatmentYour prominent, twisted varicose veins and unattractive spider veins may have left you feeling frustrated and in despair over hiding your legs in public. Perhaps you felt disappointed and sad when your leg veins kept you at home – missing out on fun-filled outdoor activities with family and friends. And in your desperation for a solution, you found yourself undergoing treatment in a laser vein center. There you contracted and paid for what you were led to believe was the solution for your problem — a restoration of your beautiful, flawless, vein-legs. But once the unattractive veins were removed, you realized that the bothersome aching, heaviness, swelling and other unpleasant sensations in your legs were still present. Soon new clusters of spider veins started to appear along with more unsightly varicose veins. You had paid for vein treatment out of your own pocket and now you felt cheated and deceived. No one explained that this treatment would not prevent the development of new veins and associated symptoms. In fact, no one even asked you about symptoms. You didn’t know your leg pain, difficulty standing and walking and swelling were even related to your varicose veins. At no time did the staff explain that an underlying, undetected and untreated venous disease problem would ultimately leave you in worse shape down the road. And here you are –  trying to make sense out of this vein condition that is obviously a long way from being solved.

Causes of Venous Disease

Many risk factors predispose patients to the development of venous disease. Some of the most common include family history, sedentary behavior, obesity and pregnancy. Venous disease occurs when there is a failure of valves in the veins to remain shut when moving blood back towards the heart. Incompetent valves prevent proper drainage of the venous system and with worsening disease, there is increased pressure (venous hypertension) in the affected blood vessels that expand or dilate to accommodate the enlarged blood volume. Restricted venous drainage and increased blood pressure in the surface veins of the leg produce spider veins and varicose veins. When valves in the deeper saphenous and perforator systems become incompetent, severe venous hypertension produces a range of symptoms in the surface veins and surrounding skin including spider veins, varicose veins, leg swelling, leg ulcers and even serious infection.

Choosing a Vein Treatment Center

Laser vein centers are appearing all over the country offering a quick, easy cosmetic solution for spider veins and bulging twisted varicose veins. Unfortunately, what those centers don’t provide is diagnosis and treatment of the disease process causing your vein problem. And the elimination of unsightly leg veins does nothing to treat the associated symptoms. Even more important, failure to address the cause of these symptoms along with the veins means that venous disease progression is inevitable. Soon new veins and more serious symptoms will develop – that is, unless the underlying cause is removed while treatment is still possible for reversing this disabling circulatory condition.

The Best Solution for Venous Problems

Revolutionary laser ablation techniques in a quick, simple office procedure allows you to remain awake and comfortable, recover quickly, and achieve a 96% success rate with virtually no complications. This non-traumatic laser eliminates diseased valves through a simple needle stick. Insurance generally pays for procedures associated with diagnosis and treatment of venous disease. Only a handful of vein specialists throughout the US are experts in the use of these streamlined laser ablation techniques. Patients with varicose veins, spider veins, chronic venous insufficiency and serious leg ulcers have their existing problem completely eliminated through these state-of-the-art methods – yet most vein doctors don’t even know about them.

Laser Ablation at VSA

VSA Vein Specialist Jeffrey Alpern, D.O.At Vein Specialists of Arizona (VSA), you will be treated by an experienced Board Certified physician and surgeon who is also a vein specialist. Our caring, competent, state-of-the-art medical team are experts in accurately diagnosing the precise cause of your problem and providing streamlined laser ablation techniques for curing your existing problem as well as preventing progression. Cosmetic treatments safely and effectively performed after venous disease treatment, provide an exceptional aesthetic result.

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