Common Reasons for Seeing a Vein Specialist
Vein Specialist Las Vegas, Nevada – A common medical ailment, venous disease is a condition that interferes with the normal movement of blood from your legs toward your heart. While arteries carry oxygen-rich blood to various parts of your body, a network of veins transports the deoxygenated blood back to your heart. To accomplish this physiological function, one-way valves in healthy veins open and close so that the blood flows only in one direction. Gravity works against this normal biological process. If the vein or valve is damaged, blood can pool in your leg. This condition may lead to an increase of pressure inside the vein, which can cause other valves to fail.
While there is a genetic risk for the disorder, the medical condition affects men and women of all ages and activity levels. The condition can be aggravated by pregnancy and some environmental factors. Over time, venous disease can cause a number of symptoms like a feeling of heaviness in your legs, fatigue, varicose veins and skin abnormalities, such as ulcers. If you are experiencing symptoms, you should promptly seek medical assistance from a qualified vein specialist for this progressive condition. If left untreated, the symptoms will worsen and other complications can develop. These include increased pain and changes in your skin.
Early stages of the ailment may include spider veins, the patchwork of blue or purple veins situated just below the skin. While spider veins are usually a cosmetic issue, their presence can indicate that a serious medical problem may be developing. In addition to improving your appearance and self-esteem, the treatment of spider veins by a vein specialist can also stop the progression of the disease. If left untreated, the disease can cause varicose veins that bulge from your leg. Varicose vein sufferers typically experience pain and discomfort. These symptoms tend to worsen as the day progresses or after extended periods of standing.
Some people suffering from venous disease report feelings of itchy skin, cramping and restless leg syndrome. As the condition worsens, you may also experience swelling of one or both legs. Chronic swelling can lead to cellulitis, a potentially serious skin infection. Late or advanced stage venous disease can produce skin changes. When the blood pools, it can leak from the vein and into the surrounding tissue. The damaged tissue can develop ulcers, or open sores, which require proper medical treatment because they do not heal on their own.
Venous disease can affect your overall health. If you have troubling symptoms and suspect that you have this circulation disorder, you should schedule an appointment with our vein specialist at Body Wellness MD. In addition to reviewing your medical history, Our staff will conduct a thorough physical examination and order the required diagnostic tests. The results of the exam and tests will determine the severity of your condition and help us determine the best course of action to effectively treat your condition. The sooner your venous disease is diagnosed and treated, the greater the chance of a positive outcome that will improve your health and quality of life.
Vein Treatment Options:
- Most endovenous ablation techniques are based on heat delivery to the vein wall for women that are having issues with pesky veins. The Mechanochemical Ablation (MOCA) using the ClariVein® device has been developed to minimize the negative aspects of endothermal ablation and ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy. This method utilizes a rotating wire within the lumen of the vein: the mechanical injury to the venous inner wall is associated with simultaneous infusion of a liquid sclerosant through the same catheter; no tumescent anesthesia is needed.
- It’s an office-based procedure and normal daily activities can immediately be resumed. Venous occlusion rates are comparable to those achieved with endothermal methods.
Radiofrequency Abulation (RF)
- Radiofrequency Ablation (RF) is a minimally invasive procedure used in the treatment for women who are suffering from varicose veins. It’s an alternative to the traditional stripping surgical procedure.
- Under ultrasound guidance, a radio frequency catheter is inserted into the abnormal vein and the vessel is treated with radio-energy, resulting in closure of the problem vein. Radio frequency ablation is used to treat the great saphenous vein, small saphenous vein, and perforator veins. The latter are connecting veins that transport blood from superficial veins to the deep veins. Branch varicose veins are then usually treated with other minimally invasive procedures.
Entrevenous Laser Treatment (EVLT)
- EVLT is a quick, minimally invasive, outpatient, laser procedure performed utilizing imaging guidance.
- After applying tumescent anesthesia to the vein in our female patients, the interventional radiologist inserts a thin catheter, about the size of a strand of spaghetti, into the vein under ultrasound guidance and guides it up the greater saphenous vein in the thigh or the lesser saphenous vein in the calf. Then pulses of laser light are delivered inside the vein. This heats the vein and seals the vein closed.
- There is no post operative scarring, as only a tiny laser probe and a slim plastic sheath enters the vein via a tiny skin nick.
Benefits of EVLT:
- Immediate relief from symptoms
- No scars
- Only a local anesthetic is needed
- Can be performed in the doctor’s office (no hospitalization needed)
- Treatment in less than an hour
- Normal activities can be resumed immediately – with little or no pain
Laser Vein Therapy for The Face & Body
Women of all shapes and sizes are making unsightly facial, body and leg veins a thing of the past, thanks to Cutera Laser. No more painful injections!
With the most advanced technology, a unique design, and a longer wavelength, the Cutera Laser can safely and effectively treat both tiny superficial face veins and deeper blue leg veins on men and women of all skin tones.
The Venefit™ Procedure
The Venefit™ Procedure is a non-laser treatment option for women with varicose veins.
The Venefit™ Procedure treats Venous Reflux Disease in the superficial venous system, often the underlying cause of painful varicose veins.