Sclerotherapy: A Powerful Treatment for Spider Veins

sclerotherapySpider veins, those enlarged and twisted veins visible just beneath the skin’s surface, are a cause of concern for many individuals. A medical procedure called sclerotherapy offered by Summit Skin & Vein Care is an effective solution for spider veins. There are many benefits to using sclerotherapy in the treatment of spider veins, including: the gentleness of the procedure, the effectiveness and the high success rate of the treatment.

Minimally Invasive and Gentle

One of the primary advantages of sclerotherapy is that it is a minimally invasive procedure. This means that it is performed without the need for extensive incisions or surgery. Instead, a sclerosing agent is injected into the affected vein, causing it to collapse, and eventually vanish. This approach is gentle on the body, resulting in minimal discomfort and a shorter recovery time.

Effective for All Types of Spider Veins

Sclerotherapy is also a versatile treatment option that can effectively address both small and large spider veins. Its success rate is high, providing patients with confidence in its ability to improve the appearance of their veins. The sclerotherapy procedure does not require general anesthesia, further contributing to its convenience and the entire process can be completed in less than an hour, making it a convenient choice for those with busy schedules.

Consistently High Success Rate

Sclerotherapy stands out for its remarkable success rate in treating spider veins. Regardless of the size of the veins being treated, this procedure has proven to be highly effective. As a minimally invasive treatment, it offers an efficient and safe option for patients seeking to eliminate their spider veins. The positive results are usually noticeable within a few weeks following the treatment, bringing relief and satisfaction to those who undergo sclerotherapy.

Summit Skin & Vein Care: Your Lee’s Summit Vein Specialists

If you are considering sclerotherapy to address your spider veins, we encourage you to consult Summit Skin & Vein Care. Take advantage of our offer for a FREE color duplex ultrasound scan, where our specialists will provide valuable insights and discuss your personalized spider vein treatment options. Don’t hesitate to reach out today and take the first step towards healthier-looking skin.

Why Early Detection Of Vein Disease Is Important

Vein Disease signsVein disease is a common condition affecting millions worldwide, especially as they age. Vein disease is caused by weak or damaged valves in the veins that prevent blood from flowing properly. This can lead to the pooling of blood, causing the veins to enlarge and become twisted or bulging. The most common types of vein disease are varicose veins and spider veins, which can cause uncomfortable symptoms and be unsightly. Early detection and treatment of vein disease are essential to maintaining good vein health and preventing more serious complications

At Summit Skin and Vein Care, we understand the importance of identifying and treating vein disease as early as possible. If left untreated, vein disease does not go away, and pain can increase while your overall health declines. In addition, as the symptoms of chronic vein disease worsen, it can become harder to perform everyday activities and your quality of life can deteriorate.

Venous Disease Symptoms To Look For

The symptoms of vein disease can vary depending on the severity of the condition, but some of the most common symptoms include:

  • Aching, heavy, or tired legs
  • Swelling in the legs or ankles
  • Itching or burning
  • Skin discoloration
  • Cramping
  • Restless legs
  • Open wounds
  • Varicose veins or spider veins that are visible on the surface of the skin
  • Varicose veins can occur within the legs and may not be visible on the skin surface. These unseen veins are often accompanied by the same symptoms as surface veins.

If you experience any of these symptoms, it is essential to seek medical attention as soon as possible. Contact Summit Skin and Vein Care and allow our experts to conduct a FREE screening. Early detection and treatment can help prevent more serious complications from developing and improve your overall quality of life. Most insurances, including Medicare, will cover medically necessary vein treatments.

Treatment Options For Vein Disease

At Summit Skin and Vein Care, we offer a range of treatments to resolve venous disease, such as varicose veins and spider veins. Our experienced team of physicians and medical professionals use the latest techniques and technologies to provide safe and effective treatment options for our patients.


One of the most common treatments for vein disease is sclerotherapy, which involves injecting a solution into the affected veins to shrink them. Once the weakened veins collapse, they are absorbed by the body and the healthier veins take their place in the circulatory system. This procedure can be guided through ultrasound or a Veinlite. At Summit Skin and Vein Care, we offer both liquid sclerotherapy and ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy techniques. This treatment is minimally invasive and has little to no downtime, allowing you to return to your normal activities quickly.

Endovenous Laser Ablation

Another treatment option is Endovenous Laser Therapy, which uses a laser to close off the affected vein. Endovenous Ablation (EVLA) is a procedure that treats varicose veins with minimal invasiveness. This method uses laser energy to heat and eliminate the affected vein, which is then absorbed by the body. Summit Skin and Vein Care uses EVLA as an efficient treatment for individuals who are uncomfortable with the unsightly appearance of varicose veins, and to provide relief for common symptoms like pain, heaviness, and fatigue. The procedure is generally conducted on an outpatient basis, and most patients can resume their daily routine within a few days.

Schedule Your Free Screening Today!

Early detection and treatment of vein disease are essential to maintaining good vein health and preventing more serious complications. At Summit Skin and Vein Care, we are dedicated to providing our patients with the highest level of care and the latest treatment options. In addition to our treatment options, we offer a FREE screening to help you identify any vein issues you may have. Our screening is quick and painless, and it can help you detect any vein issues before they become more serious. Contact us today to schedule your FREE screening and learn more about our services.

Why Summer Is The Perfect Season For Vein Treatment

summer vein treatmentAs summer begins, now is the perfect time to get rid of spider veins and varicose veins. With the warm weather, it’s the opportune time to show off your legs without having to worry about unsightly veins. Summit Skin & Vein Care has vein specialists with the experience you need to treat your vein disease symptoms, delivering peace of mind, confidence and the chance to get a jump start on your summer tan! Not certain what the symptoms of vein diseases are and what to look for? Read on and give Summit Skin & Vein Care a call to discuss our cutting-edge treatment options available at our convenient Lee’s Summit office.

Varicose and Spider Veins Symptoms

Varicose veins, spider veins, and other venous diseases are common conditions that affect millions of people worldwide. They are caused by a variety of factors including age, heredity, pregnancy, weight gain or loss, and standing for long periods of time. These conditions can cause pain and discomfort as well as an unattractive appearance. Varicose veins are swollen, twisted veins that appear most often on the legs and feet. They can be blue or dark purple in color and may bulge out from the skin’s surface. Spider veins are a milder form of varicose veins and usually appear as thin red or blue lines on the skin.

Chronic Venous Insufficiency Symptoms

Venous diseases such as Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI) can lead to more serious symptoms including swelling in your legs, discoloration of your skin near your ankles, leg ulcers, and stasis dermatitis (inflammation caused by poor circulation). CVI is caused when blood escapes from damaged veins into surrounding tissue instead of being pumped back to your heart like it should be. If you experience any of these symptoms it is important to seek medical advice from a qualified vein specialist as soon as possible so that treatment options can be discussed with you.

Kansas City Vein Specialists

Summit Skin & Vein Care is based in Lees Summit, Kansas and specializes in spider vein treatment, and varicose vein treatment. We are also the top provider for all venous disease treatments in the Midwest. We offer a wide range of services including Sclerotherapy (injection therapy), Laser Vein Therapy–Nd:YAG™, and Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA) Treatment, and Endovenous Chemical Ablation (EVCA) Treatment. Each procedure is tailored to meet each patient’s individual needs.

At Summit Skin & Vein Care, we offer comprehensive care for all types of vein diseases from diagnosis to treatment. Their team of experienced professionals will work with you to develop a personalized plan that meets your needs and goals. If you’re looking for relief from spider veins or varicose veins this summer, then Summit Skin & Vein Care should be your first choice! With our expertise in vein care treatments and our commitment to providing excellent patient care, we’ll make sure you get the best results possible. So don’t wait any longer – contact them today for your FREE vein screening.

What Is Chronic Venous Insufficiency?

Chronic Venous Insufficiency

Chronic Venous Insufficiency can occur when the veins in your legs don’t allow blood to flow back up to your heart. The valves in your veins normally make sure that the blood flows smoothly, but when these valves aren’t functioning as designed, the blood can also flow backwards causing blood to collect in your legs. At Summit Skin and Vein Care, our team of experts can identify any risk of vein disease and provide top-tier vein care procedures to eliminate the problem which caused the spider veins or varicose veins. Here are some of the causes of chronic venous insufficiency and symptoms to look out for.

Causes of Chronic Venous Insufficiency

Chronic Venous Insufficiency is an issue that stems from lack of blood flow to the heart. Oftentimes this can occur in individuals who are overweight, pregnant, or have a family history of this problem. Chronic Venous Insufficiency can also be a result of a previous leg injury, surgery or previous blood clots. Due to sitting or standing for long periods of time, high blood pressure can also occur in the legs, leading to venous insufficiency. Lastly, studies have shown that smoking can also be a contributing factor to causing chronic venous insufficiency.

Symptoms of Chronic Venous Insufficiency

Chronic Venous Insufficiency can happen to anyone, so it is important to know what to look for. Common symptoms of Chronic Venous Insufficiency include:

  • Swelling in your legs/ankles
  • Tight feeling in your calves
  • Itchy/painful legs
  • Pain while you are walking that stops when you rest
  • Brown-colored skin that is often near the ankles
  • Varicose veins
  • Leg Ulcers
  • Restless Legs Syndrome
  • Recurring Charley Horse

Symptoms of Chronic Venous Insufficiency can often be mistaken for other health conditions, so it is important to talk with your healthcare provider if you notice any of the above listed signs. Summit Skin & Vein Care offers the best vein care services available in the Midwest. Contact us today for a FREE consultation or visit us in Lee’s Summit if you have any questions or concerns about chronic venous insufficiency!

Summit Skin & Vein Care’s 3 W’s to Vein Treatment Recovery

vein treatment recoveryVein treatments, such as Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA) Treatment, Endovenous Chemical Ablation (EVCA) Treatment, and Sclerotherapy are medical procedures used to treat vein diseases, such as varicose veins and spider veins. The goal of these treatments is to provide relief from the symptoms caused by these conditions, such as pain and swelling. While downtime from an EVLA, ECVA, or a Sclerotherapy procedure can be quick and patients often walk out the door the same day as the treatment is given, you may still have some minor discomfort. Here are a few effective methods that Summit Skin & Vein Care recommends using to reduce discomfort and improve recovery from vein treatments.

Wearing Compression

Compression socks are an essential part of recovering from a vein treatment procedure. They help to reduce swelling and discomfort, as well as promote faster healing. The size of the veins treated and how many veins were removed will determine the amount of time you should continue to wear compression stockings.
The pressure caused by compression socks helps to prevent spider veins or varicose veins that were removed during the procedure from recurring. In addition, it can also help patients see a gradual improvement in other veins that were treated. With consistent use of compression socks, you can rest assured that your legs will be healed quickly and effectively after your vein treatments.


After any type of procedure such as laser vein treatment, sclerotherapy, or EVCA, it is important to get the blood flowing throughout your body. In order to help this process along, walking can be a great way to keep the blood circulating, allowing for faster recovery and healing. When done correctly and in moderation, walking after a vein treatment has been known to reduce pain and swelling at the site of the procedure while improving the healing process.

By combining regular walking with proper rest after a varicose or spider vein treatment, you will be more likely to see optimal results with less discomfort than if you were to remain inactive after a procedure.

Water: How Staying Hydrated Helps

Staying hydrated is an important factor in recovering from vein treatments. Drinking water helps flush out any toxins and waste products that may have been released during the treatment. Keeping your body well hydrated helps regulate your body temperature, maintains normal bodily functions, and aids in healing. It can also reduce feelings of tiredness and sluggishness throughout the recovery process. To reap these benefits it’s recommended to drink at least 8-10 glasses of water every day while recovering from vein treatments.

With vein treatment becoming increasingly common, simple and effective methods are important to minimize discomfort, promote healing and prevent future problems. Wearing quality compression stockings, taking regular walk breaks, and staying hydrated are all helpful strategies that can be utilized to improve recovery times and reduce short-term discomforts. Many of these techniques are applicable before, during, and after the vein treatments, empowering individuals to take an active role in their wellbeing.

The Summit Skin & Veins staff have the expertise to take care of any and all of your vein procedure needs. If you’re looking for more information, feel free to contact us and schedule your FREE Vein Screening in Lee’s Summit!

Summit Skin & Vein Care: New Staff Announcement

Summit Skin & Vein Care is a vein treatment clinic located in Lee’s Summit, MO that offers a variety of services, including: Varicose Vein Treatment, Spider Vein Treatment, Treatment for Cosmetic Concerns, and evaluations of vein health. For 18 years, Summit Skin & Vein Care has been the top provider for vein treatments. Dedicated to ensuring the best customer service available, Summit Skin & Vein Care is excited to welcome Dr. Joe Baker and Nurse Practitioner Paige Medlin to the team of professionals providing care at the Lee’s Summit location.New Staff Announcement

Dr. Joseph Baker, DO

Summit Skin & Vein Care prides itself on the combined knowledge and experience of its care providers, and ensuring that our clients are given accurate information, along with the best vein and skin care services available. That is why we are so happy to announce that Dr. Joseph Baker has joined our team at the Lee’s Summit location. Dr. Baker comes to Summit Skin & Vein after 6 years with Vein Clinics of America based out of Overland Park, KS. Dr. Baker has been in family practice medicine for over 25 years and over 10 years of surgical practice. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Venous & Lymphatic Medicine. He is also Board Certified in Family Medicine. Prior to joining the Summit Skin and Vein Care Team, he was a vein specialist in Overland Park, Kansas.

Paige Medlin RN, FNP-C

We are excited to welcome Paige Medlin to the team as a nurse practitioner. Paige attended Rockhurst University where she graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing, and then graduated from Research College of Nursing with her Masters of Science in Nursing, in 2022.
Paige worked as an ER nurse for 4 years before joining Summit Skin and Vein Care as a practitioner.

Our Mission:

We are very excited to have Dr. Baker and Paige Medlin join our team. Their added experience will enhance our clinic’s ability to continue offering the best vein care services available in the Midwest. At Summit Skin & Vein Care, we are dedicated to spreading medically accurate information regarding vein and skin care. Our team has performed over 18,000 Endovenous Laser Ablations and over 22,500 Endovenous Chemical Ablations using the latest state-of-the-art equipment. You can rest assured that you are in good hands when you receive treatment of a vein disease at our vein clinic. If you’re looking for more information, feel free to contact us and schedule your FREE Vein Screening in Lee’s Summit!

New Year, New Legs – Treat Yourself and Your Varicose Veins

Disco ball and woman's legsDo you make New Year’s resolutions but find it difficult to follow through? Every year rings in the hope of a “New Year, New Me”! Now’s the time to invest in yourself and get rid of those varicose veins that you keep putting off dealing with. Connect with Summit Skin & Vein Care in the new year and let us educate you on your condition, explain what varicose veins are, what causes them, and the treatments that are available to help you tackle 2023 varicose vein-free.

What are varicose veins and what causes them to form?

Varicose veins are twisted, enlarged veins that often occur on the legs. They are caused by the backup of blood in the veins, which can occur due to pregnancy, weight gain, or even trauma. Some medical conditions, such as diabetes and collagen disorders, can also increase the risk of developing varicose veins. In most cases, varicose veins are not painful or serious. However, they can sometimes lead to blood clots or ulcers. If you have varicose veins, contact the experts at Summit Skin & Vein Care for treatment options to improve their appearance.

How can you tell if you have varicose veins and what are the symptoms?

Varicose veins are usually easy to spot and feel. They are often large, bulging veins that appear twisted and can be seen just beneath the surface of the skin. They are most commonly found on the legs, but can also occur in other parts of the body. Symptoms of varicose veins may include heavy and achy legs, restless legs, burning and itching, swelling of the legs and feet, cramping of the legs, and discoloration of the skin at the ankle and feet. In more severe cases, varicose veins can lead to open sores or ulcers on the lower legs. If you think you may have varicose veins, reach out to Summit Skin and Vein Care for an appointment and take the first step toward relief from symptoms. If left untreated, varicose veins can become worse over time or in some rare cases, may lead to more serious health complications.

What surgical treatment options are available for varicose veins?

Endovenous ablation is a minimally invasive treatment option for varicose veins that delivers thermal energy to the vein wall, causing it to collapse and close. There are two types of endovenous ablation: Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA) and Endovenous Chemical Ablation (EVCA).

Endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) is a type of endovenous ablation that uses lasers to deliver the thermal energy, while endovenous chemical ablation (EVCA) uses chemicals. Endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) is considered the preferred method because it is less painful and has a shorter recovery time than endovenous chemical ablation (EVCA). Endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) is also less likely to cause skin discoloration. However, EVCA is often used on larger veins that are not suitable for EVLA.

The recovery time for both procedures is typically short, with most people able to return to their normal activities within a few days. Endovenous ablation should only be performed by a trained and experienced physician. Summit Skin & Vein Care has years of experience as well as the cutting edge technology for successfully performing both EVLA and EVCA treatments.

Choose Summit Skin & Vein Care to Help You Start 2023 Free of Varicose Veins

Varicose veins are a common problem and can cause pain, swelling, and other symptoms. If you think you might have varicose veins, it’s important to seek medical attention. At Summit Skin & Vein Care our specialists will be happy to discuss the best option for you. Contact us today to set up a free color duplex ultrasound scan!

4 Reasons Why Winter Is The Best Season For Vein Treatments

the best season for vein treatments with someone walking away in bootsIt’s officially winter! Right now it is easier to hide unsightly veins under layers of clothes, but there are many reasons that it ‘tis the season for getting a leg up this summer with a vein treatment from Summit Skin and Vein Care.

Common Vein Conditions

Varicose veins and spider veins are among the most common vein conditions. The symptoms of these types of conditions do not come and go with the seasons, but instead, pose year-round pain and embarrassment that results in reduced self-confidence.

Varicose veins can appear as large, bulging veins under the skin’s surface, and can be linked to more concerning circulation issues. Varicose veins can be the result of dysfunctional valves that cause blood to flow backward and collect in the veins, making them enlarged.

Spider veins are very small veins that appear as a red, purple, or blue web of veins that are just below the surface of the skin, and can be a sign of underlying vein disease.

Why Should You Get Your Vein Treatment this Winter?

No matter the vein condition, colder temperatures can constrict veins and even possibly lessen swelling and pain symptoms. However, a reduction in pain is only temporary. Getting a vein treatment will have a long-lasting impact on removing discomfort permanently.
Here are four reasons why winter is the best season for vein treatment:

1. Recover “undercover” before you shed those layers in the summer

A vein procedure can involve some recovery time. In the winter you have the luxury of several months before you reveal your vein-free legs.

2. Conceal any needed wardrobe changes underneath long pants

If you have to wear compression stockings to speed up healing, no one will know! Let’s face it – not many can pull off a fashion statement like compression stockings and shorts – and if you have your treatment in the winter, you won’t have to even worry about it.

3. Hide side effects

Some treatments can produce mild bruising, redness, or swelling. In the winter you can more easily hide these side effects.

4. Allows for avoiding the sun

Vein treatment can sometimes cause temporary skin discoloration. By getting treatment in the winter, you can avoid any potential embarrassment from skin discoloration.

Vein Treatments in Lee’s Summit

To learn more about Summit Skin and Vein’s vein treatments and get a jump on permanent solutions this winter, schedule a consultation with Summit Skin and Vein Care. We will work with you to find the best treatment options for your specific needs. With effective treatments this winter you will be bare-ing your legs this summer with newfound confidence.

For the best treatment for veins, seek help from your local vein specialist. Contact us today to set up a FREE color duplex ultrasound scan! Our specialists will be happy to discuss your vein treatment options with you.

Will My Spider Veins Fade On Their Own?

will my spider veins fade on their own graphicSpider veins are a common problem for many people. They are caused by a variety of factors and can be unsightly and embarrassing. There are ways to get rid of spider veins if they’re causing you to be uncomfortable or uneasy with their appearance. Summit Skin and Vein Care will help you understand what spider veins are, what causes them, and how they can be treated.

Do Spider Veins Fade On Their Own?

Unfortunately, spider veins do not go away on their own. They are caused by a variety of factors including genetics, weight gain, pregnancy, standing or sitting for long periods of time, age, or underlying vein disease. Spider veins can also form due to injury or trauma to the skin.

What Are Spider Veins?

Spider veins are small, red or blue blood vessels that appear just under the surface of the skin. They can cluster together to form a spider-like shape, hence the name “spider veins.” Spider veins commonly occur on the legs and face, but can also appear on other parts of the body.

Although spider veins may not fade naturally over time, there are treatments available to help improve their appearance. Sclerotherapy is a common and effective spider vein treatment where a solution is injected into the veins, causing them to collapse and fade over time. Laser therapy can also be used for spider vein removal.

Spider Vein Treatment in Lee’s Summit

If you’re concerned about spider veins and want to learn more about how they can be treated, schedule a consultation with Summit Skin and Vein Care. We will work with you to find the best treatment options for your specific needs and help improve the appearance of spider veins. Remember, spider veins will not fade on their own, but there are effective treatments available to address them.

For the best treatment for spider veins, seek help from your local vein specialist. Even if you’re experiencing early symptoms of varicose veins due to exercise, it’s time to give Summit Skin & Vein Care a call. Contact us today to set up a FREE color duplex ultrasound scan! Our specialists will be happy to discuss your vein treatment options with you.

Common Vein Problems And Treatment Options That Help

Vein disease, varicose veins, spider veins – these are all commonly-experienced vein problems. While they may not seem like a big deal, vein problems can actually cause some major health issues if left untreated. “This blog will educate you on ” the different types of vein problems and how to fix them as well as the treatments available for vein disease and other vein problems. If you are experiencing any of these issues, be sure to seek help from Summit Skin and Vein Care today.

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