When an individual experiences the onset of varicose veins for the first time, they may tend to ignore it or wonder whether they will simply disappear on their own. Although many types of ailments and injuries heal with the passage of time, but this is not the case with varicose veins. Professional vein treatment will be required to eliminate the problem of varicose veins.
Desert Vein & Vascular Institute (DVVI), led by the sagacious and terrific Dr. Pushpinder Sivia and Dr. Son Ha Yu, provides state of the art treatments to address a variety of vein and vascular conditions. DVVI provides these treatments to patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, La Quinta, Inland Empire, Riverside, California, and surrounding locations in this part of Southern California.
Faulty Vein Valves
Varicose veins are not similar to a bruise that will naturally heal over time. These diseased veins are caused due to defective vein valves that allow blood to flow in reverse and pool up in the vein. This backward flow of blood and the resulting blood pooling causes the vein to become abnormally enlarged and eventually turn into a varicose vein.
The problem with a weakened or failing vein valve is that it has no self-repair mechanism. This means the defect will remain in its place and the varicose vein will continue to show from the skin’s surface. If the vein is left untreated, it could eventually become larger or develop more symptoms. The patient may feel a throbbing or burning sensation or experience tiredness and a feeling of heaviness in the limbs.
Endovenous laser treatment and microphlebectomy are two safe, proven and effective vein treatment methods that may be recommended by a varicose vein specialist. These solutions are designed to cause the collapse of the targeted vein and its gradual elimination. Once the varicose vein is gone, the body will naturally divert blood flow to surrounding healthy veins.
Some patients may suffer from spider veins, which are tiny red or blue veins that appear on the skin in a web-like manner. Spider veins may commonly occur on the legs and face. Sclerotherapy injectable treatment is an ideal procedure to get rid of spider veins.
If the patient is bothered by these unsightly veins on the skin, they should consider professional vein treatment. Just like varicose veins, the spider veins too cannot be wished away, and will require the non-surgical sclerotherapy procedure.
Prevention and Re-Treatment
Treatment is not only necessary to get rid of varicose veins the first time, but also the patient must be prepared to take preventive steps in order to avoid the formation of future varicose veins. A patient with a history of varicose veins should maintain a healthy weight, get regular exercise, perform leg elevation while at rest, and wear compression stockings as advised by the vein specialist.
However, despite all the preventive measures, in some cases, the varicose veins may still form in the future, and re-treatment may be necessary. Superlative and accomplished vein specialists at DVVI receive patients from Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, La Quinta, Inland Empire, Riverside, California, and nearby areas for vein and vascular treatments.
We offer free screenings and can also provide tips to manage varicose vein symptoms.