Superficial Venous Disease
Your legs are made up of a network of veins. Healthy leg veins contain valves that open and close to assist the return of blood back to the heart. Venous reflux disease develops when the valves that keep blood flowing out of the legs and back to the heart become damaged or diseased. This can cause blood to pool in your legs and lead to symptoms such as pain, swelling, swollen limbs, leg heaviness and fatigue, skin changes and skin ulcers, and varicose veins
The Vein Center of Louisiana specializes in the treatment of vein disorders. If you are experiencing discomfort or anxiety due to vein disorders, contact us for a complimentary screening from experts specializing in the treatment of veins.
Over the fast few years, the treatments for vein disorders have changed dramatically. New technology has virtually eliminated the need to use surgery for the treatment of surface veins. Non-surgical laser treatments allow for fast treatments requiring minimal recovery time.
Varicose veins are enlarged veins that can be blue, red or flesh colored. They are often raised above the skin on legs and look like twisted, bulging cords. They can also be associated with pain, aches, heaviness, restless legs, or burning and itching of the skin.
Spider veins are thin, web-like veins that are visible through the skin's surface. Known as telangiectasias, spider veins can be red, blue or purple. Their development has been attributed to heredity, pregnancy, hormones, weight gain and prolonged standing and sitting. While spider veins are more frequently found in women, anyone can get them.
CHRONIC VENOUS INSUFFICIENCY (CVI)
CVI is a progressive medical condition that can worsen over time, affecting the veins and vessels in the leg that carry oxygen-poor blood back toward the heart. CVI is often preceded by varicose veins. Without treatment, some people with CVI may experience symptoms that can be debilitating and can significantly impact quality of life.
"WHICH CONDITION DO I HAVE?"
Prior to any vein treatment, each patient will receive a thorough medical evaluation to identify underlying causes of the vein problems. The physicians at The Vein Center of Louisiana will discuss treatment options for your condition, which may include sclerotherapy, laser treatment or surgery. The best treatment option for you will depend upon the conditions and extent of vein disease, your overall health, risk factors, insurance coverage, and your preference.