The idea of vein removal sounds a bit daunting to most. After all, aren’t healthy veins a rather important factor in your personal health?

Your veins are responsible for carrying blood back to your heart. That is actually a lot of responsibility for something so small and fragile. Sometimes veins become enlarged, and prevent blood from properly flowing through the rest of the body. This isn’t the same thing as a blood clot, which is a potentially severe and can result in a potentially fatal pulmonary embolism. Instead, these diseased veins grow dark and will swell above the surface of the skin. Once visible, we refer to them as varicose veins.Veins

Varicose Vein Removal

Varicose veins develop just beneath the skin. When they become diseased – which is usually the failure of one-way valves that keep blood being pumped, by the calf muscle, back to the heart and lungs for re-oxygenation – blood pools within the vein and causes the vein to grow darker in color, often to a deep red, blue or purplish hue. The vein itself may swell so that it can be physically felt above the surface of the skin. Cosmetically, this is a frustrating form of a blemish, as once a varicose vein appears, it isn’t likely to go away.

The most common places people experience varicose veins include:

  • Legs, including the calf and thighs
  • Face, especially the nose
  • Buttocks

Many people who develop varicose veins go to great lengths to keep them covered up, but during these summer months, this can be particularly frustrating. The most successful form of treatment for varicose veins is ablation by radio or laser energy. This procedure shuts down the diseased vein so blood can be rerouted to a healthier vein – a natural response of the body. Veins can also be removed using a series of f minimally invasive outpatient procedures.

Removing a vein is not the major procedure we may think it would be. When a varicose vein develops, blood isn’t able to flow through it effectively anymore. Luckily, our bodies are very resilient. When blood is rerouted as the result of an ablative procedure to treat a diseased vein, blood finds an alternate passageway in the form of a healthier vein. Removing the diseased vein is a matter of making a series of small, needle-puncture sized incisions, and teasing the diseased vein out through a painless procedure that is performed in-office, uses only local anesthesia, is usually covered by insurance, and requires little or no downtime.

Contact Us Today for Your Vein Removal

Removing diseased veins that have been keeping you from sleeping well, exercising, or enjoying a healthy quality of life, is an investment in your health and future. Varicose veins may increase your risk for developing blood clots, and keep you from sleeping well or exercising. Chronic sleep loss and not exercising can contribute to weight gain, increased stress on the heart and other organs, and many other problems.

Contact the vein specialists at VeinInnovations today to discuss your leg vein issues and make an appointment for a consultation today!