Vein Doctor

What You Need to Know About Varicose Veins and Why You Need to See a Vein Doctor

Out of all of the vein disorders, varicose veins are one of the most common. An estimated 23% of American adults currently live with some degree of varicose veins. Varicose veins are harmless for the majority of people, but they nevertheless unsightly and hinder our ability to enjoy our daily lives.

 

The biggest concern people have with their varicose veins is that they are unsightly. As your varicose veins develop, they become bigger and turn brighter shades of blue and deeper shades of purple. This makes it difficult to wear relaxed clothing which can hinder our nights on the town as well as make hot summer days very uncomfortable. Our clinic can treat these aesthetic problems and help bring your varicose veins back under control. We believe that you should be able to enjoy the freedom of your life without having to worry about how your veins look.

 

For other people, varicose veins can be part of a larger set of disorders. In the most severe cases, varicose veins can lead to damage to the skin which in turn leads to open sores. Varicose veins can also be a source of great discomfort for some people. Varicose veins are also tied to circulatory problems. Individuals with pre-existing circulatory problems can find them exacerbated by varicose veins and in some cases this vein disorder can lead to circulatory problems of its own. By seeing a vein doctor, not only can they help with the aesthetic problems of varicose veins, but also from the adverse medical effects as well.

 

You don't have to live with varicose veins. Come see a vein doctor at our center to help bring your varicose veins back into check and give you the freedom to wear the clothes that you want and be comfortable in your own skin.

 

If you've noticed varicose veins or spider veins, get in touch with us today and we can help you start a treatment plan that will have you looking and feeling great.

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What do I do for a skin injury received after Sclerotherapy?

 

            I have seen skin injuries after sclerotherapy but usually, very small ones 2-3 mm in diameter but larger than that should not happen! I do not know what size vein(s) have been injected and where the ”skin burn” is localized, hope not in the ankle area where the healing will be much slower. You must have been possibly injected with a too high concentration and the high volume of the sclerosing agent and also possibly not injected properly into the vein but rater in the skin and tissues along the vein! Occasionally, there are open communications between veins and arteries and the possibility does exist that the sclerosing agent while properly injected in the vein crossed into a small artery and caused severe tissue damage (necrosis) responsible for the damage and thus skin ulceration.

Unfortunately, there is not much one can do as eventually all will heal but it will take a few months. Most probably a scar for life will remind you of the “experience”.

            The injured area should be kept clean and covered with dry gauze to prevent any possibility of infection. If the area is by now clean namely not infected one should discuss with the practitioner the possibility of applying a colloid dressing called Duoderm. Compression stocking the knee is mandatory to prevent swelling which is the biggest enemy of any wound healing. Whenever just possible one should elevate the leg about the level of the heart; this should also reduce swelling by gravitational drainage. Any creams you may want to apply should never cover the ulcerated skin, just beyond its margins. In conclusion, be patient, it will go away but very slowly. How it is in Spanish: “Con paciencia se gana il cielo” or “Heaven is won with patience."