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Don’t you wish those varicose veins would just go away?

Unsightly varicose veins can be a life changer, affecting the quality of life and your ability to perform routine daily tasks.  We understand the impact venous reflux has on patients just like you.  If you are missing out on work, or family events, or time with friends because of painful, unwanted varicose veins, we are here to help.  It is reassuring to know that most patients can and will get their life back at VVC. 

Varicose veins are a result of valves that don’t work as intended and the flow of blood is reversed in your legs.  This causes pooling of blood in your legs.  As a result, the superficial leg veins expand and bulge. 

Over time, this causes symptoms such as heavy legs, aching in your legs, swelling, and burning.  Restless leg syndrome is often miscategorized and can be attributed to venous reflux.  If varicose veins are left untreated, it can lead to more severe conditions such as blood clots, skin changes and venous ulcers.

Vitality Vein Care is Prosper’s only dedicated comprehensive vein treatment center.  We are at the cutting edge in vein care, offering services in a compassionate, caring environment.  If you are desiring the best treatment innovation for varicose veins, spider veins and leg swelling you are in good hands.

How does Sclerotherapy treat varicose veins?

For some patients with more complex patterns of varicose veins or even those with recurrent varicose veins, sclerotherapy is a better option than endovenous ablation and ambulatory phlebectomy. In fewer than 7% of patients, varicose veins recur after previous treatment. This typically happens due to formation of new blood vessels. These new veins are delicate, soft and often twisty. For this reason, ultrasound guided sclerotherapy with foam is the preferred treatment. A proprietary foam sclerosing solution is used to treat these varicose veins which close through scarring the vein walls closed over time. The blood supply is then rerouted to healthier blood vessels near the treated veins. This in turn relieves symptoms and makes your legs smoother and veins less prominent.

Am I a good candidate?

Determination of sclerotherapy for varicose veins begins with a comprehensive evaluation with one of our physician venous specialists at VVC. During your consultation, we will listen to your concerns and symptoms, take a detailed medical history and a comprehensive ultrasound of your legs will be performed to map the veins in your legs. You will have a personalized treatment plan and all your questions will be answered, enabling you to decide how you want us to help you.

What is sclerotherapy like?

During your sclerotherapy procedure, your diseased veins are injected under ultrasound guidance with an FDA approved sclerosing solution. The treated veins are then manually compressed followed by your legs being wrapped in compression hose. We want you to walk as soon as you are able.

What results can I expect?

Because varicose veins are larger than spider veins, often they require up to three or four months to show definitive improvement. For some patients, multiple treatments are necessary to achieve optimal results. Overall, your varicose veins will show a reduction in size and relief of symptoms after treatment.

What is the downtime after the procedure and what risks are involved?

The use of compression hose greatly speeds healing and improves response rates to sclerotherapy. You can resume your normal routine activity immediately while avoiding strenuous activity and sun exposure for two weeks.

Side effects are mild and include trapped blood or tender nodules that develop in treated veins. These pockets of blood can be evacuated with a needle during follow up visits. Other side effects can include swelling, bruising, allergic reaction to the sclerosing solution, and hyperpigmentation. The most serious risks are superficial and deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolus, and transient neurologic findings. If you were to experience shortness of breath or chest pain, notify our office immediately.

Take the first step and call today.

Our goal and mission at Vitality Vein Care is to improve the symptoms and appearance of your legs.  We want to make your legs decades younger.  Our dedicated team of venous specialists will guide you through the entire process, from check in to your comprehensive evaluation, to a tailored plan to suit your goals and needs.  Call today to make an appointment to regain vitality in your legs.  Veins aren’t just something that we do, it’s all that we do.

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