Vein disease affects men and women, and its consequences aren’t just cosmetic. While painful, swollen veins or bulges on the surface of the skin on your legs and feet can certainly affect your confidence, they can also signal venous reflux disease. Untreated vein disease can increase your risk for amputation or serious health problems such as stroke or pulmonary embolism.
The experts at the Center for Vascular Medicine can help you find the right treatment to improve your vein health. Our offices are located throughout the Washington, DC and Baltimore metropolitan areas to provide you with comprehensive, minimally-invasive treatments for varicose veins and other circulatory problems.
Endovenous Laser Treatment
Venous reflux disease occurs when blood does not circulate properly in the lower extremities. Blood may begin to pool in the legs, resulting in varicose veins, which can cause swollen and discolored leg veins.
Endovenous laser treatment (EVLT) is a safe and effective treatment that can treat varicose veins and eliminate venous reflux disease in just one office visit. This treatment does not require any downtime for most patients, and provides immediate relief from symptoms with no scarring.
During EVLT treatment, your doctor uses a laser to shrink and close the varicose vein, sealing it off. Blood will use other veins instead, immediately relieving the appearance and symptoms associated with varicose veins
EVLT Treatment Follow-Up Care
Following the procedure, patients will 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 the most important thing to remember is to stay active to keep circulation up during recovery.
Varicose Vein Treatment in Maryland and Virginia
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 online with the experts at the Center for Vascular Medicine to protect your health and improve your confidence.