Venous Disease of the legs affects 40% of the American population. Veins function to return blood back to the heart from the legs. This occurs against gravity secondary to muscle contraction within the legs. Inside of veins are one-way valves that keep blood from flowing back to the feet. Venous Insufficiency is the disease in which the valves become dysfunctional resulting in pooling of blood in the legs. Increased volume of blood causes elevated pressures inside the veins leading to a sequela of events. The complications of Venous Insufficiency are listed below.
(venous telangiectasias) are small, 1 millimeter, vessels located near the surface of the skin. These vessels are red/blue/purple in color and appear as short, thin lines resembling the branching pattern of a tree or a spider web. Spider veins are commonly located on the thighs, calves, ankles, and feet. Spider veins can be symptomatic with complaints of aching pain, burning, and itching being reported among patients. Some spider veins can occasionally develop spontaneous bleeding requiring medical attention.
Delivering pressure that promotes circulation, helps control swelling and relieves tired and achy legs.
Endovenous Laser Ablation is an in-office treatment performed for select patients with Venous Insufficiency.