Varicose Veins Treatment

The body’s arteries bring oxygenated, nutrient-rich blood from the heart down to the extremities. Veins, which have one-way valves, normally bring used blood back up to the heart. If the vein valves aren’t functioning well, the used blood can’t flow up efficiently, which causes the veins to swell and develop certain symptoms. Over time, the veins become visibly and permanently enlarged, especially while standing. These enlarged veins are commonly called varicose veins. The vein disease itself is called Venous Insufficiency. Our state-of-the-art Lee’s Summit, Missouri, facility provides effective varicose veins treatment.

Common Causes:

Many factors add to the development of varicose veins:

  • Heredity – Family history
  • Gender – Approximately 55% of women and 45% of men over age 50 have venous disease but venous disease can occur at any age. About one in three people are symptomatic.
  • Pregnancy – Approximately 70-80% of pregnant women develop varicose veins during their first trimester. Varicose veins tend to worsen with each pregnancy, but can improve after birth.
  • Jobs and Activities – People who spend a great deal of time on their feet or have jobs that require them to sit all day are much more likely to develop varicose veins and their symptoms.
  • Weight gain
  • Trauma

Common Symptoms and Signs:

  • Tired, heavy & achy leg(s)
  • Restless leg(s)
  • Burning & itching
  • Swelling of the leg(s) & feet
  • Cramping of the leg(s) & feet
  • Discoloration of the skin at ankle(s) & leg(s)
  • Open sores or ulcers on the lower leg(s)

For some individuals, varicose veins are a cosmetic issue. For others, they may represent a serious medical condition that requires varicose veins treatment. There are several adverse consequences of failing to get proper varicose veins treatment. Over time, untreated varicose veins may cause swelling and changes in your skin. Specifically, your skin may turn a brownish color near the ankles and may become rough and itchy. Without varicose veins treatment, the skin may ultimately break down, causing a leg wound or ulceration.

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Diagnosis of Varicose Veins

For most people, varicose veins can be diagnosed by an experienced physician during a routine physical exam. However, underlying vein problems may be present that are not visible to the naked eye. At our vein treatment facility, we pair the exam with a Duplex Ultrasound scan.

This scan is a noninvasive and painless test that we use to better evaluate both the superficial and deep venous system. It is necessary to make an accurate assessment of the extent of the vein disease, as well as to create the best varicose veins treatment plan. We perform ultrasound exams at our clinic and also offer in-office, free vein screenings.

Available Varicose Veins Treatments:

In addition to providing diagnostic services, we also provide varicose veins treatment. Although there is no universal cure for varicose veins, our treatment has proven effective in many individuals. Below are links to varicose veins treatment pages.

Endovenous Laser Treatment (CTEV™)
Laser Vein Therapy – Nd:YAG™

Get Varicose Veins Treatment Now

Ready to receive varicose veins treatment at our Lee’s Summit facility?

Call Summit Skin & Vein Care today at (816) 533-4398 for a free vein screening and consultation or to learn more about our varicose vein treatment capabilities.

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