Varicose veins are bulging rope like veins which can be without symptoms but are often an early sign of chronic venous insufficiency. Board-certified general surgeon Danny Harrison, MD, at Sky Vein & Aesthetics in Bowling Green, Kentucky, understands how varicose veins affect your look and health. He offers many treatments to get rid of the visible veins. For an evaluation, call the office or book online today.
Varicose veins are large ropelike veins that appear under the surface of your skin. The visible veins occur when the blood vessels are unable to return blood from the lower leg back to the heart.
All veins have valves that open to allow the flow of blood to the heart and close to prevent pooling of the blood. Varicose veins develop when these valves malfunction, allowing the blood to leak back and creating the enlarged, visible veins.
Spider veins are similar to varicose veins, but the damage occurs in the smaller veins under your skin. These veins create a spider web of lines on your legs or face.
Varicose veins are very common and affect up to 25% of women and 15% of men.
Though considered a cosmetic issue, varicose veins may be a sign that you have chronic venous disease, which affects half of the population in the United States.
If you have varicose veins and chronic venous disease, you may be at risk of developing complications. Common varicose complications include:
Though not as serious as the related complications, your varicose veins may also cause leg and ankle swelling, as well as leg pain.
If you have varicose veins, contact Sky Vein & Aesthetics to schedule an evaluation. Dr. Harrison specializes in treating varicose veins and offers many options to clear up your skin and improve circulation.
Dr. Harrison offers many varicose vein treatments. He determines the most effective treatment for you after a comprehensive evaluation.
Endovenous radiofrequency ablation is a minimally invasive treatment for varicose veins. During the in-office procedure, Dr. Harrison inserts a catheter into your varicose vein and then uses radiofrequency energy to destroy it.
Microphlebectomy, also called ambulatory phlebectomy, is a procedure in which Dr. Harrison removes your varicose veins through a small incisions in your skin
The VenaSeal system delivers a special medical adhesive into your varicose vein to seal it shut.
VeinGogh is the easy way to reliably treat cosmetically unacceptable conditions of telangiectasia and spider veins. Unlike IPL and most Lasers, VeinGogh can safely treat any skin type, including tanned skin. VeinGogh instantly eliminates vessels dependably and repeatably. VeinGogh delivers results using unique, proprietary Microburst Technology. VeinGogh is ideal for treating spider veins on the face.
Sclerotherapy is a chemical injection Dr. Harrison uses to treat small varicose veins and spider veins. The chemical destroys the lining of the vein, causing it to collapse and disappear over time.
Your body naturally reroutes blood to a healthier vein after any of these procedures.
You may be able to prevent your varicose veins from worsening with at-home care, but they won’t go away on their own. To learn more about your treatment options, contact Sky Vein & Aesthetics by phone or book online today.