Varicose vein treatment begins with diagnosing varicose veins. This means we will need to do a physical exam of your legs. In addition to performing a physical exam, we can talk to you about the symptoms you’ve experienced, including any pain or any aching in your legs.
We may request that you have an ultrasound test done. An ultrasound test will allow our team to see how well your veins are functioning. It will also identify any potential blood clots. An ultrasound is a non-invasive test. Images of the veins are transmitted to a monitor, which allows the medical professional to examine them.
Thankfully, you are able to treat varicose veins without long hospital stays or long and intense recoveries. There are a number of outpatient options that allow our team to treat your varicose veins and let you go home and recover the same day.
Even before you visit our office, there are some things that you may have already tried to make your varicose veins go away. For example, losing weight and exercising may help. Wearing loose clothing and elevating your legs from time to time can also help with varicose veins. You want to avoid standing for extended periods of time. If you have a job that requires you to sit for hours on end, take a break and get up and move around.
If these measures do not produce the results that you want, we may recommend professional varicose vein treatment. One option is sclerotherapy. This is a treatment where a special solution is injected into the offending veins. The solution scars your veins and eventually closes them. In the following weeks, the treated veins will eventually fade. Sclerotherapy can be very effective. You may need a number of treatments in order to get the desired results. However, it all depends on the unique case.
Varicose veins are not only unattractive, but they can also be a source of pain and discomfort. If not treated, varicose veins can lead to skin irritation, skin ulcers, and other conditions that make walking and standing difficult. This is why it is important to speak to an experienced professional about your varicose vein treatment options. Look no further than our team at Lasting Skin Solutions in Fitchburg. Contact us today for a consultation!