Treatment Options for Varicose Veins

Varicose veins can be very painful, not to mention the unsightliness and embarrassment they can cause. Simply put, varicose veins are swollen, twisting veins that bulge under your skin. They typically occur in the legs of older adults. Dr. Scott Grover from Cache Valley Surgical Consultants offers several treatments for varicose veins in Logan, UT.

What Are Varicose Veins and Their Symptoms?

Veins return blood from the extremities back to the heart. A number of valves are located throughout the vein that assists this process. When these valves become weak and do not function properly, blood in the vein that is destined for the heart can flow in the wrong direction, causing it to pool. When this happens, the veins swell and become visible underneath the skin.

The good news is that the core of the venous system of the legs is quite deep. If you see a superficial bulge of veins under the skin, they can be removed without damaging the circulation of blood to and from the leg.

Symptoms that varicose veins cause are:

  • Bulging veins, usually blue or purple 
  • The feeling of heavy legs
  • Sores 
  • Color changes in the skin
  • Pain and itching around the varicose veins
  • Swelling and throbbing sensation in the legs, feet, and ankles

What Treatments Do You Provide for Varicose Veins?

When it comes to treating varicose veins in Logan, UT, you have options. Varicose vein treatments of the past include major surgery and vein stripping (just the name of that sounds awful and painful). We provide several minimally invasive treatments for varicose veins that include:

  • Endovenous ablation: This involves inserting a thin tube into the vein. The tube heats the walls of the blood vessel and destroys the vein tissue. This renders them incapable of carrying blood and will be resorbed by your body.
  • Chemical adhesion: This process begins like ablation, with the insertion of a thin tube into the affected vein. But, the similarities end there. A type of adhesive is then used to seal the vein closed. Afterwards, the vein will no longer be able to carry blood. In this case, the vein will not be resorbed by the body. This process involves minimal discomfort and an immediate return to your normal activities.
  • Microphlebectomy: This procedure is usually for the most superficial of varicose veins. It involves the removal of the offending vein through very tiny incisions made in the skin.
  • Sclerotherapy: This treatment involves injecting the area with a chemical solution that causes the veins to swell and close off. The blood usually travelling in these veins will be re-routed to other, healthier vessels. The varicose veins may be more noticeable initially, but will soon lighten in color and be resorbed by the body.

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Schedule a consultation with Dr. Grover from Cache Valley Surgical Consultants to discuss the treatment of your varicose veins in Logan, UT. Call us at (435) 752-7122.

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