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Varicose Veins

Varicose Veins are not just a cosmetic issue; they can be a symptom of serious venous disease that is now easily treated without invasive surgery.

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More than 30 million Americans suffer from varicose veins and their underlying cause, yet only 1.9 million seek treatment each year. If left untreated, varicose veins can progress to a more serious form of venous disease with symptoms that worsen over time. Fortunately, varicose veins can now be treated without the risk and pain of traditional surgery. In fact, eliminating varicose veins can now take less time than a dentist appointment, with little to no 'down time' afterwards.

What are Varicose Veins?

Varicose veins are enlarged veins that can be blue, red, or flesh colored. They are often raised above the skin on legs and look like twisted, bulging cords. They can also be associated with pain, aches, heaviness, restless legs, or burning and itching of the skin.

Why treat them?

It is important to understand that varicose veins are often a symptom of a progressive medical condition called Chronic Venous Insufficiency or CVI. If left untreated, other painful symptoms like leg swelling, skin damage and ulcers may occur. Diagnosing and treating this disease early can halt its progression and lead to an improved quality of life.

Treatment Options?

There are now a number of minimally invasive treatment options that are covered by most insurance companies. The Venefit Procedure uses endovenous thermal ablation to heat and seal off the diseased vein under image guidance. The procedure allows for a quick, comfortable recovery and a return to everyday activities, while also improving the unsightly appearance of varicose veins.