Varicose veins are not only a cosmetic nuisance that can impact your self-image and how you feel about your legs, but also a warning sign about your vascular health. These unsightly twisted veins appear when the one-way valves that keep blood flowing toward your heart don’t work properly.
If you’re ready to feel good about your legs again, and improve your vascular health in the process, the team at CA Heart and Vein Specialists offers several treatment options to eliminate varicose veins. Microphlebectomy is one such treatment. Keep reading to find out if microphlebectomy is right for you.
Why are varicose veins a problem?
Many people look forward to the summer months, but if you’re one of the millions of people with varicose veins, you may dread the fashion at this time of year. Swollen, bulging purplish or bluish veins can appear anywhere on your body, but they most commonly appear on the legs. These unattractive veins may cause you to hide your legs, and you may feel self-conscious.
To add to that, having varicose veins means the valves in your legs are dysfunctional and this has health implications.
People with varicose veins commonly have symptoms such as legs that ache, especially in the evening, and throbbing or burning in the lower legs. You may also have some itching and skin discoloration around your varicose veins.
People with varicose veins may also develop skin ulcers caused by poor circulation in the legs. These sores tend to heal slowly due to lack of blood flow and are vulnerable to infection.
What is microphlebectomy?
Microphlebectomy is an in-office micro-surgical treatment that eliminates varicose veins. The procedure involves making very small incisions in your skin to remove bad veins. This minimally invasive treatment requires no sutures or general anesthesia. After your treatment, there is minimal downtime.
Our team offers comprehensive treatment for varicose veins and may recommend microphlebectomy for large varicose veins when treatments such as sclerotherapy are inappropriate. Microphlebectomy is less invasive compared to vein stripping.
Following your microphlebectomy procedure, your provider may recommend wearing compression stockings, but most patients can otherwise carry on with their regular activities.
Is microphlebectomy right for you?
If you have varicose veins, rest assured that you’re in good hands. Our vein specialist Dr. Majed Chane, MD, is among the most experienced in the region. Scheduling a visit with Dr. Chane is the best way to learn if you’re a good candidate for microphlebectomy.
We consider several factors when determining the appropriate treatment approach, including the size and location of your varicose veins. If your varicose veins are mostly located right at the surface of your skin, microphlebectomy may be an excellent option for you.
Getting help for varicose veins
If microphlebectomy isn’t appropriate in your case, you can rely on our team to help you choose the most suitable treatment to eliminate your varicose veins. With proper care and lifestyle changes, many patients can lower their risk of new varicose veins developing in the future.
The team at CA Heart and Vein Specialists can help you say goodbye to bothersome varicose veins. Take the first step to boost your vascular health and feel good about your legs again. Call 657-206-8491 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Chane, or request a booking online today.