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WEST PALM BEACH, FL, July 21, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- The appearance of diseased veins, such as varicose veins or spider veins, can be disturbing and may lead to reduced self-esteem and other psychological issues, thereby lowering the quality of life of the affected individuals.
Luckily, these conditions can be easily treated, and there is no reason to suffer in silence any longer. Here, the medical professionals at vein treatment center Medicus Veincare discuss all of the available cosmetic treatment options for varicose veins and spider veins, and explain why you shouldn't let your diseased veins go untreated for too long.
Sclerotherapy is one of the most popular vein treatment options and for good reason. It was first introduced in the early 20th Century and has definitely withstood the test of time. During sclerotherapy, a sclerosing solution, is injected into the varicose or spider vein, making the vessel shrink and eventually collapse and fade from view while the blood is rerouted through other healthy veins.
In cases where sclerotherapy is not suitable, for example for very large varicose veins, ambulatory phlebectomy represents an effective alternative in conjunction with underlying treatment. In this procedure, the affected vein is completely removed through tiny skin incisions under local anesthesia. The procedure only takes about an hour or two, and you can walk on the treated leg immediately afterwards.
Endovenous Laser Ablation
Endovenous laser ablation, or EVLA for short, utilizes laser energy, which is delivered in a thin fiber optic probe that is inserted into the vein under ultrasound guidance. The procedure is relatively quick (about 45 minutes) and associated with very little discomfort.
Cutaneous Laser Treatment
Cutaneous spider veins laser treatment also utilizes laser energy, but unlike EVLA, the laser is directed to the skin immediately above the spider veins and works by heating the area to the point when the blood in the vessels starts to clot, thereby resulting in the treated vein starting to break down. This procedure takes only minutes, and you can resume your usual activities immediately after.
Lastly, Veinwave is an alternative treatment for spider veins that can be used for areas that are difficult to treat by other methods, such as the ankles and face. During Veinwave treatment, which utilizes microwave energy, an ultra-fine insulated needle is inserted into the top layers of the skin, and the spider veins are immediately reduced in size.
"We have extensive experience using all of these techniques to treat both varicose and spider veins," says Dr. Steven Tidwell, M.D. "We fully understand the importance of esthetically pleasing outcomes and the effect this has on the patients' overall well-being, which is our No. 1 priority."
Even if you are not bothered by the appearance of your varicose veins and even if they are not causing any symptoms at the time being, it is a good idea to have them looked at by a vein care specialist as it is common for symptoms like as pain, swelling and fatigue to occur in untreated cases. Varicose veins are also associated with increased risks of skin problems, chronic inflammation, spontaneous bleeding and blood clots.
To learn more about all the different treatment options offered by Medicus Veincare and to book a free consultation, please visit http://medicusveincare.com/.
About Medicus Veincare:
Medicus Veincare is an established medical practice in Jupiter, Fla., that offers cutting-edge endovascular vein treatments and esthetic services. The knowledgeable specialists at Medicus Veincare provide a comprehensive approach to patient wellness by using their unique expertise to diagnose and treat even the most difficult vein conditions. Their goal is to find long-term solutions for every patient with minimal discomfort and recovery time.
For more information, please visit www.medicusveincare.com.
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