No Need To Panic Over Varicose Veins
- Posted on: Apr 6 2016
We know what you mean. You catch a different angle in the mirror and see something new. It might look like a bundle of blue branches on the surface of your skin and they may even protrude or cause aching or pain. The thoughts that follow might sound like this…”What the? What is that? Oh no, I think those are VARICOSE VEINS!” There is no need to panic! Take a deep breath and read on. There are some great options in varicose vein treatments ready and waiting for you!
Dr. Joseph Jensen offers the latest in varicose vein treatments. For those large protruding veins, Dr. Jensen often uses endovenous ablation. Endovenous means ‘in vein’ and ablation means ‘cauterization.’ Endovenous ablation heats those veins with either radio frequency or laser energy such that they close up and go away. This is minimally invasive and is very easy on a body. Performed using a catheter, endovenous ablation is an outpatient procedure, which means you walk out of the office and recover at home. Also, you don’t need to be ‘put under’ – local anesthetic sufficiently keeps pain at bay. Sclerotherapy may then follow to finish up with those smaller veins. This procedure consists of an injection of a polidocanol solution into the vein which causes the veins to close up and disappear. And, voila! Beautiful legs! While specific procedures are catered to each patient, we hope this gives you a better understanding of our vein therapies and how they can help you!
You don’t have to live with the pain and discomfort of varicose nor the unsightly appearance of spider veins. Vein therapy with Dr. Jensen can take those worries and veins away. Please call our office for a consultation and to ask any additional questions you may have. And remember, next time the mirror surprises you, don’t panic! Just call Dr. Jensen!
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