Why Treating Your Varicose Veins Is More Than Just a Cosmetic Concern
Varicose veins are a common condition that affects millions of people worldwide. Although they are often viewed as a cosmetic concern, varicose veins can lead to serious health problems if left untreated. At Rejuvenation MD Aesthetics & Vein Center, we offer EVLA treatment, a minimally invasive procedure that can effectively treat varicose veins and improve your overall health.
So, why is it important to have your varicose veins treated? Let’s start with the basics.
What Are Varicose Veins?
Varicose veins are enlarged, twisted veins that typically appear on the legs and feet. They occur when the valves in the veins that prevent blood from flowing backward become weakened or damaged, causing blood to pool in the veins. This can lead to a range of symptoms, including:
- Pain or discomfort in the legs
- Swelling, especially in the ankles and feet
- Fatigue or heaviness in the legs
- Itching or tingling around the affected area
- Skin discoloration or ulcers (in severe cases)
Although anyone can develop varicose veins, certain factors can increase your risk, including:
- Family history
- Prolonged sitting or standing
- Hormonal changes (such as menopause or birth control pills)
Why Should You Have Varicose Vein Treatment?
While varicose veins may seem like a minor annoyance, they can actually indicate a more serious underlying problem with your circulatory system that requires care from a vein specialist. For example, untreated varicose veins can lead to:
- Chronic venous insufficiency (CVI): a condition where the veins are unable to pump blood back to the heart effectively. This can lead to blood clots, ulcers, and skin infections.
- Deep vein thrombosis (DVT): a blood clot that forms in deep veins, usually in the leg. DVT can be life-threatening if the clot breaks loose and travels to the lungs.
- Superficial thrombophlebitis: a painful inflammation of superficial veins near the surface of the skin.
Moreover, untreated varicose veins can significantly impact your quality of life. Many people with large varicose veins experience discomfort, pain, and embarrassment that can affect their ability to work, exercise, and enjoy everyday activities. Luckily, our vein clinic uses an innovative endovenous laser ablation vein treatment that can improve patient quality of life quickly.
How Does EVLA Treatment Work?
Endovenous laser ablation treatment (EVLA) is a minimally invasive procedure that uses ultrasound guidance and endovenous laser therapy to close off the affected varicose vein. During the EVLA procedure, a small incision is made in the skin, and a laser fiber is inserted into the abnormal vein. The laser energy heats the faulty vein from the inside, hence the name “endovenous laser treatment.” This causes the varicose vein wall to collapse and seal shut. Blood is then rerouted from the treated vein to healthy veins, improving circulation and reducing symptoms.
EVLA treatment is a safe and effective alternative to traditional vascular surgery involving surgical stripping of the saphenous vein. Endovenous laser ablation treatment has a patient success rate of over 90%. The EVLA procedure takes less than an hour and requires little downtime, allowing you to resume your daily activities within a day or two.
Does Insurance Cover EVLA Treatment?
In many cases, insurance will cover the cost of EVLA treatment for varicose veins if the veins are causing symptoms or complications. At Rejuvenation MD Aesthetics & Vein Center, we work with most insurance providers to ensure that our patients can receive the care they need without financial stress.
Don’t Let Varicose Veins Hold You Back
Varicose veins may be common, but they are not something you have to live with. If you are experiencing symptoms of varicose veins, contact us at Rejuvenation MD Aesthetics & Vein Center to schedule a consultation for EVLA vein treatment.
After all, varicose veins are not just a cosmetic concern, but a medical one as well. If left untreated, they can lead to serious health complications. The EVLA treatment is a safe and effective way to eliminate varicose veins and improve your overall health and well-being. At Rejuvenation MD Aesthetics & Vein Center, we offer this treatment in a comfortable and professional environment. Don’t let varicose veins hold you back from living your life to the fullest. Schedule a consultation with us today and see how we can help you get back on your feet!
Umbreen Chaudhary has over sixteen years of experience in aesthetic medicine and strives to provide natural-looking results to her patients.