Relief from Varicose Veins Is Possible! Chesapeake, VA
by Chesapeake Vein Center and Medspa
Varicose veins are a common but painful concern, most often found in the legs, ankles and feet. Did you know that an estimated 72% of American women and 42% of American men will experience symptoms of varicose veins by the time they reach their sixties?
Here at Chesapeake Vein Center & MedSpa, we want to assure you that varicose veins are extremely treatable — you don’t have to just suffer with them!
We want to share with you some information about varicose veins and the treatment options we offer here in Chesapeake.
Varicose veins are typically swollen or gnarled veins produced by a condition called venous insufficiency, or venus reflux, which is when blood circulating through the lower limbs does not properly return to the heart, but instead pools up in the distended veins.
Symptoms often experienced from varicose veins include pain and fatigue in the legs, swollen ankles and calves, burning or itching skin, skin discoloration and leg ulcers. Without treatment, varicose veins never go away and frequently progress and worsen over time.
So how can you get rid of varicose veins? Great question! Here’s how we identify and treat your varicose veins to help you rediscover clear, smooth skin and total relief from the pain and other symptoms of this condition:
Venous Duplex Ultrasound
Part of the immense benefit of getting your veins treated at our practice is that we have a dedicated Venous Duplex Ultrasound Lab, where we can objectively analyze your leg veins and determine fully customized and advanced medical solutions. After the Venus Duplex Ultrasound process, our vein specialist Dr. Surya Challa will be able to identify which varicose vein treatment is best for you.
Sclerotherapy is a popular non-surgical solution for treating smaller varicose veins and spider veins. During this treatment, your veins are injected with a special solution that causes them to collapse and gradually fade from view. Blood flow is then rerouted to healthier veins. Optimal results are typically seen within the next few weeks after treatment.
RadioFrequency Ablation is an effective and minimally-invasive option that uses radiofrequency energy to heat and damage the walls inside your varicose veins. A thin tube is placed inside the varicose vein through a small incision. The radiofrequency energy then causes scar tissue to form inside the vein, which closes it off and results in your blood flow redirecting to healthy veins. Over time, your body will absorb the varicose vein and it will fade from view. Here in Chesapeake we’re proud to offer Venefit™, the most advanced technology for this treatment. It allows for a more tolerable treatment experience, rapid recovery and a treatment time as short as 15 minutes!
Also known as microphlebectomy, an ambulatory phlebotomy is a safe and effective outpatient procedure for removing varicose veins. The procedure itself involves very small incisions (about 2-3 mm in size) through which a surgical micro-hook removes the varicose vein tissue. Patients are numbed with local anesthesia before this minimally-invasive surgery, so they usually experience no discomfort. After the diseased varicose veins are removed, the blood is rerouted to healthier veins.
If you’re interested in treating your varicose veins and living life in greater comfort and health, we are ready to help you get there! Learn more and get started today by calling us at (757) 819-7633 or requesting a consultation online.