Varicose Vein Treatment in Boca Raton, FL
Did you know that about 55 percent of women and 45 percent of men suffer from varicose veins? Not only do varicose veins make people very self-conscious, they can be very painful. Daniel Man, M.D., a Florida board-certified plastic surgeon, treats people in Boca Raton, FL, and the surrounding areas who suffer from varicose veins with laser vein treatment to diminish their appearance and relieve pain associated with them, allowing people to move more freely and regain their self-confidence.
What are Varicose Veins?
To begin with, veins are the vessels through which blood travels to the heart. Varicose veins are the swollen bluish veins that appear just below the skin’s surface. These are larger veins than spider veins and run through deeper tissue. They develop into varicose veins when the blood tries to go in the opposite direction because the valve controlling it weakens and allows blood to go backwards. When this happens, veins rise to the surface and bulge outward. Some are very painful and need medical attention. Most varicose veins are in the calves and thighs.
Benefits of Varicose Vein Treatments
- Varicose vein treatment can restore self-confidence in women who have become self-conscious about their bodies, especially their legs, due to the presence of varicose veins. Treating your varicose veins can also prevent further health risks and damage to your legs, such as deep vein thrombosis (DVT), which can be fatal if a pulmonary embolism occurs.
Is Varicose Vein Treatment Right for Me?
If you experience one or more of the following symptoms of varicose veins, you should schedule a consultation to speak with Dr. Man. These symptoms are signs that your varicose veins may be contributing to a greater vein disease or condition:
- Discoloration of the skin
- Bleeding from the varicose vein
- Thick or leathery skin on the foot or ankle
- Severe pain, such as throbbing
- Vein is swollen and tender to the touch
- A rash is apparent, or a sore will not heal
How Involved is Varicose Vein Treatment?
Larger varicose veins are typically treated with sclerotherapy. This procedure involves using a laser to heat up and is moved across the veins. The veins heat up causing the blood to clot and seal themselves off from any more blood flow. When this happens, the veins collapse and disappear. Sclerotherapy lasers can treat the affected area without damaging the surrounding tissue. The veins may take a few weeks to disappear. Additionally, the other veins are not harmed with the laser, and the blood is rerouted through these veins.
How is the Recovery from Varicose Vein Treatment?
The treatment causes only minimal discomfort and no downtime. Any redness or swelling can be iced for relief and should be gone within a day. You will be able to resume normal activities immediately. Some treated vessels look darker for a few days, then begin to fade and disappear.
Two or three sessions spaced four weeks apart are usually sufficient. Make sure you keep any follow-up appointments with Dr. Man.
How Much Does Varicose Vein Treatment Cost?
The cost for varicose vein treatment varies with each patient depending on the number of treatments performed and the extent of the area where varicose veins are located. Dr. Man discusses the cost during a consultation in addition to the payment and financing options.
What Do I Do Next?
If you suffer from varicose veins you should schedule a consultation with Dr. Man so he can evaluate your legs and veins. He will discuss possible treatments with you and determine if your varicose veins are a result of an underlying condition that needs to be addressed.
Varicose veins are not just unsightly but are often extremely painful and can be unsightly, causing a lot of anxiety when they are visible. Daniel Man, M.D., a Florida board-certified plastic surgeon, uses varicose vein treatment to diminish and even eliminate the appearance of varicose veins on people living in Boca Raton, FL, and the surrounding communities.