Varicose veins affect over 40% of the people currently living in the United States. Some of these people are aware of their varicose veins while others aren’t.
Varicose veins develop due to a number of reasons, with family genetics playing the greatest role, but more often than not living a sedentary lifestyle adds greatly to poor circulation. There are numerous risks to living with varicose veins and some of them can prove deadly, especially if you spend long hours seated at your desk working. That’s why, to make sure and keep yourself safe, it’s important to get your varicose veins treated professionally.
In the past, patients who needed treatment for varicose veins had to undergo a procedure called vein stripping. This was disproportionately painful in regard to the end result—it was only successful about 50% of the time. Vein stripping also required a long recovery period that caused disruptions to your daily routine. Today, technology has advanced so that surgery is rarely needed to treat varicose veins. Instead, we use non-surgical laser treatment on varicose veins that allows for fast, pain-free treatment with little to no recovery time. When you leave the office, you can resume your daily activities as you normally would, and rest assured that your varicose veins are gone.
If you need to treat spider veins, the process is also easy with minimal discomfort. Using sclerotherapy, we close the spider veins through an injection of a solution called a sclerosing agent, which in turn causes inflammation and ultimately destroys the lining of the blood vessel that causes it to harden. For the recovery process, you’ll wear compression bandages and hosiery to help aid in the distribution of the medicine and ultimately the vein closure.
The treatment of both varicose veins and spider veins leads to the eventual reabsorption of the vein into the body so that blood flow can be re-directed to healthy, effectively working veins.
With modern treatment options for both varicose veins and spider veins, more people than ever can find relief today. The American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine was established in 2007 and has since worked to develop into what it is now. While there are a lot of physicians offering medical services relating to vein disease, your best outcome is when you opt for a board certified venous and lymphatic physician like the ones at Illinois Vein Specialists. As treatments get more advanced, they require the mastery of specific medical technology to be performed safely and effectively. To experience the next big thing in vein treatment in a safe environment with experienced physicians, give us a call at Illinois Vein Specialist today.