Vein Treatment in Kansas City

Venous Disease Vein Treatment in Lee’s Summit and Kansas City Area

At Summit Skin & Vein Carewe offer a variety of vein treatment services, including varicose vein treatment and spider vein treatment, for venous disease. Our phlebologists provide vein treatments you can trust to get the results you want. With an experienced vein clinic team, we will help you improve your health, reduce the appearance of aging legs, and reduce leg pain caused by venous disease.

What is Venous Disease?

Venous diseases occur when veins are damaged, leading to irregular blood flow instead of the normal pathways that carry blood back to your heart. This allows for blood to pool or even flow backward and cause pain, swelling, and other discomforts. You may have heard of the associated condition Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI), which can develop due to injury, blood clots, health conditions, or surgery. CVI is one of the most common venous disorders that can create blood pooling.

Want to learn more about our vein treatment services? Read more below, or schedule a Free Vein Screening today at one of our vein treatment clinics in Lee’s Summit or the Kansas City area!
Woman in vein clinic learning about her options for varicose vein and spider vein treatment

Varicose Vein Treatment

Healthy veins have a closed valve, so blood flow only occurs in one direction back toward the heart. Varicose veins, however, allow for blood to flow in both directions. The irregular blood flow causes visible swelling, which can ultimately lead to leg pain, restless legs, burning and itching sensations, discoloration of the skin, and even open sores or ulcers on the lower legs.

There are a variety of preventative measures and medical treatments that can help minimize or even eliminate symptoms of CVI. Consult with your doctor to see which solutions are right for you, but you can find more information about various treatment options, below.

Preventative Treatments

If you only have a minor case or relatively few flare-ups or symptoms of CVI, you may be able to treat your varicose veins yourself using some of these preventative measures:

  • Wear compression stockings (ask your doctor about prescription-strength stockings)
  • Follow a healthy diet, get regular exercise, and watch your weight
  • Wear loose-fitting clothing
  • Elevate your legs when lying down
  • Avoid sitting or standing for long periods of time, adjusting your position frequently
  • Try alternative medicine in the form of herbal supplements or the herb in dried form (but be sure to first discuss these with your doctor to ensure they don’t interfere with any current prescription medications):
    • Horse chestnut
    • Butcher’s broom
    • Grape (leaves, sap, seed, and fruit)
    • Sweet clover

Medical Treatments

Summit Skin & Vein Care offers several non-surgical and surgical options for varicose vein treatment through the phlebologists at our clinic, if your condition is causing severe discomfort:

Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA) Treatment 

Endovenous Laser Ablation Treatment is an alternative to traditional surgical vein treatment methods. With this procedure, a small fiber emits light waves that eliminate varicose veins. Using laser fiber technology and laser light, our venous disease specialists safely seal the vein. As the light gently heats the vein, the vein will seal and blood will re-route and circulate through healthier veins. You can undergo this short but effective varicose vein treatment from the comfort of our Lee’s Summit office and can return to normal activities the very next day. This procedure is 95-98% effective, and you’ll likely leave our vein clinic satisfied with the results.

Sclerotherapy

Sclerotherapy, also referred to as “ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy,” is another less invasive procedure that is often preferable to surgery. In this procedure, we seal under-the-surface veins that would otherwise require surgery. This treatment method involves using a tiny needle to inject medication into varicose and spider veins, causing them to collapse. As the veins reabsorb into the body, they are no longer visible, and symptoms are relieved.

Spider Vein Treatment

Just as the name suggests, spider veins have an arachnid-like appearance. Similar to varicose veins, spider veins result from hindered the blood flow of damaged veins. However, spider veins are typically smaller and have a more colorful, superficial appearance. That being said, spider veins can be much more than just a cosmetic nuisance; they can also cause leg pain and signal a health concern. When treating spider veins, we often use sclerotherapy, which is the same procedure used to eradicate varicose veins, but we also use Laser Vein Therapy – Nd:YAG™ due to the fact the spider veins are often closely related to and can be made worse by reticular veins.

Laser Vein Therapy – Nd:YAG™

Laser Therapy is a recommended reticular vein and spider vein treatment for deeper, blue, hard-to-reach veins. With the use of precise energy and light wavelength, spider veins and reticular “feeder veins” can be dissolved and reabsorbed by the body. The treatment is safe and can eliminate the appearance and symptoms of damaged veins. This can be an effective option for those who have found other vein treatments to be ineffective.

Free Screening for Vein Treatment Services

Unsure if you qualify for our vein treatment services? Our unique facility provides free screenings prior to assigning a vein treatment plan. Our professional vein doctors will examine you to determine the best course of action to treat your venous disease and get rid of leg pain.

Contact our vein clinic online or call us at (816) 533-4398 to schedule an appointment.

Summit Skin & Vein Care is a vein treatment facility located in Lee’s Summit and proudly serving Kansas City, Raytown, Independence, Blue Springs, Harrisonville, Warrensburg, and the surrounding areas.

 

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