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If you have painful, swollen veins or bulges on the surface of the skin on your legs and feet, you probably have venous reflux disease. Vein disease affects both men and women, and its consequences aren’t just cosmetic. Untreated vein disease can cause serious health problems such as stroke or increasing the risk for amputation.

If you’re seeking varicose vein treatment or looking to improve vein health, it’s important to see the experts at the Center for Vascular Medicine. Our offices are located throughout the Baltimore and Washington, DC metro areas to provide you with comprehensive, minimally-invasive treatment options for varicose veins, spider veins, and other circulatory problems.

Endovenous Laser Treatment

Venous reflux disease occurs when blood circulation is disrupted in the lower extremities. This disease may cause blood to pool in the legs, forcing blood back up to the heart, which can result in serious health problems. Venous reflux disease often results in varicose veins, which cause swollen and discolored leg veins.

Endo-Venous Laser Treatment (EVLT) is a safe and effective treatment that can treat venous reflux disease and varicose veins in just one office visit. Patients who are treated with EVLT often have no downtime after the procedure, no scarring, and immediate relief from symptoms.

During the EVLT procedure, your doctor uses a laser to close and shrink the varicose vein, which seals it off. Blood will begin to flow using other veins instead, allowing for immediate relief from varicose vein symptoms.

After the procedure, patients need to wear compression bandages during the day and walk at least 10 minutes three times a day for two weeks. You will receive detailed post-op instructions, but it’s important to stay active to keep circulation going during your recovery.

Varicose Vein Treatment in Maryland

Vein disease is usually not life-threatening on its own, but the potential for severe health problems as a result of untreated varicose and spider veins is too significant to ignore. Schedule a consultation with the experts at the Center for Vascular Medicine to protect your health and improve your confidence.

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