Fall will be here Sept. 22, and as summer comes to a close, many people with varicose veins breathe a sigh of relief. With the hot weather fading away, no longer will they have to concern themselves with the unsightly blue or purple veins on their legs and ankles because soon they can cover them up with layers of cold-weather clothing.
But sweaters and long pants don’t cover everything — particularly the tired, heavy feeling in your legs or the throbbing, burning and tenderness that often accompany the troublesome veins. The good news is varicose vein treatment can help you get rid of those problem veins for good so that you won’t have to be uncomfortable or self-conscious no matter the season.
This fall, we encourage you to explore your options for varicose vein treatment. At Via Vascular, this process begins when you schedule an initial evaluation and consultation with a board-certified physician who has sub-specialty training in varicose and spider vein treatment. During this assessment, you can schedule an ultrasound to pinpoint problem veins for treatment.
During the ultrasound, abnormal or diseased veins will be mapped out so that a treatment plan can be developed. After discussing your treatment options with a physician, you will have the opportunity to set up appointments for endovenous laser treatment (EVLT), microphlebectomy or both. You’ll be able to walk immediately after these minimally invasive, outpatient procedures are performed and should immediately feel relief from that throbbing, heavy feeling and related symptoms.
Most patients also experience improvement in the appearance of their varicose veins in the following months after treatment. Via Vascular typically has patients schedule a follow-up visit for about 6 weeks after treatment to assess their progress and determine if additional treatment is needed to achieve the desired result. While results do vary, you can get an idea of how varicose treatment could work for you by taking a look at our gallery of before and after treatment photos.
Do you have varicose veins or spider veins? Trust the experts at Via Vascular. Our doctors offer minimally invasive varicose vein treatment in Seattle, including EVLT and microphlebectomy. Schedule an appointment today to find out if you are a candidate for treatment by calling Via Vascular at (206) 525-8346 or by filling out our online contact form.
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