Varicose veins stem from improper blood flow that causes pools of blood to collect in your veins. This condition is characterized by swollen, twisted, and bulging dark blue or purple veins underneath the skin. If you suffer from this condition, you might experience swelling, aching, skin discoloration, and pain, typically in the lower legs. Not only is this condition painful, but varicose veins are also very noticeable.
Our experienced medical team, led by board-certified physician Dr. David Pinsinski, has performed numerous varicose vein treatments in Westminster. We are dedicated to helping our patients ease pain, improve circulation, and reduce the visibility of their veins.
Around 25 percent of all adults experience varicose veins, but there are certain factors that may increase your risk of developing the condition. Some of the most common risk factors include:
Because pregnancy is one of the common conditions that lead to varicose veins, women are more likely than men to develop it. Symptoms of varicose veins are noticeable, misshapen veins through the skin on the legs, feet, and ankles.
Some people with this condition do not experience any pain from this condition. However, you may suffer from pain, swelling, discoloration, and heaviness in the area where the blood is collecting.
In severe cases, varicose veins could bleed excessively and form ulcers that require treatment. Fortunately, there are several treatment options for varicose veins that could help you avoid further medical issues.
There are many types of procedures we use to treat varicose veins, including laser ablation, phlebectomy, microfoam chemical ablation, and ultrasound guided sclerotherapy.
When treating varicose veins, we often begin with laser ablation. This minimally invasive procedure involves using targeted laser energy to close the vein, eliminating the backward blood flow.
The procedure allows the blood in your diseased vein to be redirected to your healthy veins. Laser ablation is typically followed by phlebectomy, which is a minimally invasive procedure done to remove your remaining varicose veins.
Microfoam chemical ablation and ultrasound guided sclerotherapy are other potential procedures we could use to treat your varicose veins. In both procedures, a foam medicine is placed in the diseased vein to close it. Neither of these procedures require sedation or local anesthesia. Each varicose vein treatment has specific benefits, and Dr. Pinsinski will work with you to identify your goals and choose the right procedure for you.
Varicose veins are painful and have an unflattering appearance. If your varicose veins are negatively impacting your life, it may be time to consider your treatment options. Dr. Pinsinski has over 20 years of experience and understands how troublesome vein conditions can be.
Whether you are looking to remove your varicose veins for cosmetic or physical reasons, undergoing treatment could improve your appearance, confidence, and quality of life. Call Artemis Vein Center today to schedule a screening and discuss our varicose vein treatments in Westminster.
If you require vein or aesthetic treatments, contact Artemis Vein & Aesthetic Center today online or at (720) 664-5831 and one of our team members will gladly assist you in scheduling an appointment or consultation. We proudly serve the Westminster, Broomfield and Louisville areas of Colorado.