Vein Treatment Lexington, Kentucky
Vein disorders can stem from dilated or enlarged structures of the circulatory system that often cause pain, swelling and fatigue. If left untreated, these disorders can lead to more serious health conditions. Severe swelling, skin pigmentation, blot clots (DVT’s) and even ulceration of the legs and feet can develop with time.
Because venous disorders can be extremely complex and diverse, we pride ourselves on spending the time necessary to help educate our patients and to fully explain their treatment options.
Varicose Vein Treatment
Over 25 million Americans are afflicted with varicose veins. Varicose veins are swollen, dark blue or purple blood vessels that you can see and feel beneath the skin. They often look like twisted cords, and usually appear on the calves, insides of the legs and ankles. As varicose veins continue to weaken under constant strain, they often continue to get bigger and balloon outward. This tends to raise the skin surface and causing the skin to bulge and thin out or become discolored.
Although many patients desire treatment because of the veins’ unsightly appearance, most do so because of the physical symptoms that they experience and to reduce the chances of developing more significant circulation problems in the future. Symptoms caused by varicose veins include fatigability, restlessness, heaviness, night cramps – and above all – a nagging sensation of aching pain. These symptoms typically worsen with prolonged standing and during certain points of a female’s menstrual cycle. Varicose veins increase the risk of developing deep vein thrombosis (DVT) by nine (9) fold.
Spider & Reticular Vein Treatment
Spider veins are small, thin blood vessel clusters easily visible within the skin. Often red, pink or purple, they appear most commonly on the legs, but may arise anywhere on the body, including the nose and face. Spider veins typically have the appearance of a series of fine lines, branches or a spider-web-like shape (hence the name). Reticular veins are larger than spider veins and are usually the veins from which spider veins arise. Sometimes referred to as “feeder veins,” reticular veins are ineffectual veins, which have not yet dilated.
While most cases of spider veins are of purely cosmetic concern, some patients may also experience uncomfortable symptoms such as aching, burning, swelling, itching and cramping from this condition. If you suffer from both varicose and spider veins, it is necessary to treat the varicosity first, as spider veins will most likely return if varicose veins remain. At Lexington Vein and Aesthetic Center, we offer highly effective and minimally invasive treatments to restore a smooth, clear appearance without significant discomfort or lengthy downtimes.