Varicose Vein Treatment in the Kansas City Area

When it comes to varicose veins, we understand that you may be dealing with more than just a lack of comfort in your appearance—many individuals also deal with daily pain and physical discomfort that hinders their quality of life. In fact, of the estimated 80 million Americans who suffer from some form of venous disorder, most seek varicose vein treatment, such as varicose vein surgery, to relieve pain.

At Summit Skin & Vein Care, we believe that no one should have to live with the throbbing, aching, and lowered self-esteem that results from varicose veins. The team of vein doctors, also known as phlebologists, at our state-of-the-art facility in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, provide innovative diagnostic services and minimally-invasive varicose vein treatment options, helping countless individuals throughout the Kansas City area free themselves of varicose veins.

Varicose Vein Treatment From Summit Skin and Vein Care

Varicose veins are a common condition that affects millions of Americans. They can cause aching and pain, and can also lead to more serious problems like blood clots and ulcers. If you’re suffering from varicose veins, it’s important to get treatment.

At Summit Skin and Vein Care, we offer a variety of varicose vein treatments that can help improve your symptoms and reduce the risk of complications. We offer multiple treatment options, so you can choose the treatment that’s right for you. Our team of experts will work with you to develop a custom treatment plan that meets your unique needs. Contact us today to learn more about our varicose vein treatments.

Our Varicose Vein Treatment Clinic

At Summit Skin and Vein Care, we understand that varicose veins can be unsightly and uncomfortable. That’s why we offer a comprehensive varicose vein treatment clinic in Lee’s Summit, MO.

Our state-of-the-art facility is equipped with the latest technology and treatments to help you get rid of those pesky veins for good. We offer a variety of treatment options. We also offer a vein screening service to help you determine if you are at risk for developing varicose veins. With our experience and commitment to excellence, you can rest assured that you are in good hands at Summit Skin and Vein Care.

Your Varicose Vein Treatment Options:

We offer two different varicose vein treatment options. Both are highly effective and performed by our skilled, experienced team of varicose vein doctors. Unlike outdated stripping, our treatment options are both minimally-invasive and require little-to-no downtime.

Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA) Treatment

Endovenous ablation is a minimally-invasive procedure used to treat varicose veins. It involves using laser energy to heat and destroy the vein, which is then absorbed by the body. EVLA is an effective treatment for patients who are uncomfortable with the appearance of varicose veins, and it can also help to relieve symptoms such as pain, heaviness, and fatigue. The procedure is typically performed in an outpatient setting, and patients can usually return to their normal activities within a few days.

At Summit Skin and Vein Care, our team of expert physicians offers EVLA treatment for patients who are looking for an effective way to improve the appearance of their legs. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.

Endovenous Chemical Ablation (EVCA) Treatment

Endovenous chemical ablation is a minimally invasive treatment for varicose veins that uses a chemical solution to destroy the vein. The procedure is performed under local anesthesia in our office and usually takes less than an hour. EVCA is a safe and effective alternative to surgery, and there is no risk of scarring or damage to nearby tissue.

Recovery time is typically short, and most patients are able to return to their normal activities within a few days. If you are considering EVCA treatment, please call our office to schedule a consultation with one of our board-certified vascular surgeons.

What Are Varicose Veins?

The body’s arteries bring oxygenated, nutrient-rich blood from the heart down to the extremities. Veins, on the other hand, constantly work against gravity to bring used blood back up to the heart. Healthy veins have a closed valve, so blood flow only occurs in one direction. Yet, if the vein valves fail, gravity prevents blood from efficiently returning to the heart. This causes blood to accumulate and congest the vein, resulting in the vein’s enlargement. Eventually, the enlarged vein will bulge to the skin’s surface. This process can affect all veins, but when larger veins fail, they are referred to as varicose veins. Read on to find out when and if you should seek varicose vein treatment.

What Factors Contribute to the Development of Varicose Veins?

Heredity

The number one contributing factor to the development of varicose veins is having a family history of varicose veins. Lifestyle changes may help reduce your risk factors. Maintaining a healthy weight, not spending long periods on your feet, and avoiding injuries could help prevent varicose veins and the need for varicose vein treatment.

Gender

Approximately 55% of women and 45% of men over age 50 have venous disease, but varicose veins and venous disease can occur at any age. About one in three people experience symptoms of varicose veins and venous disease.

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 long periods 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

Pressure from excess weight or obesity can result in weakening of veins and slowing down of blood flow. Weight gain is a contributing factor to the cause of varicose veins (National Center for Biotechnology Information).

Trauma

Impact on your body due to an accident can also cause damage to your veins and lead to the development of varicose veins.

Disease

Some diseases or health conditions can cause poor circulation that can result in varicose veins or spider veins. Compression stockings can be one form of varicose vein treatment, as they may be able to promote blood flow and reduce discomfort associated with varicose veins.

What Are the Symptoms of Varicose Veins?

Varicose veins are a common condition that can cause pain and discomfort. They occur when the valves in the veins become weak and allow blood to pool. This can cause the veins to bulge and twist, and often leads to a feeling of heaviness or fatigue in the legs. In some cases, varicose veins can also lead to skin ulcers.

While varicose veins are not typically life-threatening, they can be painful and debilitating. Some of the common signs and symptoms of varicose veins include the following:

  • Tired, heavy & achy leg(s)

  • Restless leg(s)

  • Burning & itching

  • Swelling of the leg(s) & feet

  • Cramping of the leg(s) & feet

  • Skin discoloration at ankle(s) & leg(s)

  • Open sores or ulcers on the lower leg(s)

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When Should You See a Vein Doctor?

Schedule an appointment for a physical examination and to discuss possible treatments—including varicose vein surgery— with a varicose vein doctor if you are experiencing any of the following:

  • Your symptoms have become disabling, and you’re unable to perform daily tasks at your normal capacity.
  • If you are struggling with pain or serious health problems related to your varicose veins.
  • The skin over and surrounding your varicose veins begins bleeding, develops open sores, or becomes flaky and itchy.
  • Your varicose veins become tender, warm, swollen, or painful, possibly indicating a blood clot.

How are Varicose Veins Diagnosed?

At Summit Skin and Vein Care, we use Duplex Ultrasound scans to evaluate both the superficial and deep venous system. This evaluation provides an accurate assessment of the extent of the varicose veins/vein disease allowing us to create an individual varicose vein treatment plan. We offer free in-office ultrasound vein screenings.

 

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

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