Summer Legs are Made in the Winter
For better looking legs next summer, begin treatment now.
Fifty to fifty-five percent of women and 40-45 percent of men in the U.S. experience venous disease. Half of people over age 50 are affected. Active people in good health are sometimes surprised to see bulging veins in their legs or to experience symptoms such as pain, heaviness, tiredness, muscle cramps, swelling, redness or restless legs.
When we walk, our leg muscles pump blood back to the heart through one-way valves. In varicose vein disease, those valves do not work properly and allow some of the blood to flow backwards and pool in our legs, resulting in the above symptoms.If an individual has bulging veins or is suffering from discomfort, treatment may be required to relieve symptoms. Because treatment usually involves a series of appointments over a few weeks or months, now is the time to begin treatment for healthier legs this summer.
The first step is a consultation and if venous disease is present, we perform a diagnostic ultrasound mapping to target the areas of abnormal blood flow in the legs. With that information we develop a personalized treatment plan.
Most patients with venous disease can be treated with Endovenous Laser Treatment (EVLT) and a course of sclerotherapy. EVLT is an in-office, minimally invasive treatment for varicose veins in which a small laser fiber is inserted into the vein and delivers energy inside the vein, causing it to close and seal shut. We use a local anesthetic; no sedation is needed. Following the procedure, most patients resume their normal activities immediately.
Sandy Sumner is a recent patient who came in for a consultation because she was unhappy with the appearance of bulging veins in her legs and was experiencing discomfort. Because she had both varicose and spider veins, we recommended EVLT, Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy and Surface Sclerotherapy for her spider veins. She is thrilled with the improved appearance of her legs. “I am much less self-conscious now about how my legs look. The treatments could not have been easier. This coming summer I am going to feel a lot better about wearing shorts or a swimsuit.”
If you are experiencing symptoms of varicose veins and want better looking legs this summer, call our Fishers or Carmel office for a consultation today.
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