Understanding Varicose Veins
Varicose veins can leave you feeling self-conscious about your appearance. The raised and discolored veins may make you question what’s caused this to happen. Is it something you’ve done? The fact is, varicose veins are very common and are often a normal part of aging. However, they can occur for other reasons, too, and those who regularly stand or sit all day at work, and women who are pregnant may find that they develop them more easily than others.
Why Do Varicose Veins Appear?
While a healthy exercise routine and lifestyle can help reduce the appearance of new varicose veins, there aren’t many self-help ways to get rid of them once they develop, as they begin to show only after damage has already been done. In healthy veins, valves push blood in one direction, back toward the heart. But these valves can become weakened, causing blood to flow backward and accumulate in the vein.
This puts extra pressure on the walls of the vein. As the blood continues to collect the pressure is increased even more, causing the bulging appearance we see in varicose veins. Luckily, there are medical methods to treat this problem after it appears, using modern techniques. We can help you determine the best method to treat your varicose veins at Hudson Valley Vein Center. Call us today to schedule an appointment.
How We Treat Varicose Veins in the Hudson Valley
We provide the following treatment options for patients in the Hudson Valley looking to eliminate their varicose veins:
- Sclerotherapy: Using a special solution injected into the affected veins, this treatment shrinks the vein and forces the blood to find an alternate route through healthier veins. The shrunken vein eventually absorbs into surrounding tissues and disappears.
- Laser therapy: This treatment uses laser light to reduce the appearance of varicose veins. It often takes multiple treatments to achieve full results from laser therapy.
- Endovenous ablation: Utilizing the power of radiofrequency, this procedure cauterizes affected veins, effectively closing them and allowing the accumulated blood to flow elsewhere. This then results in the reduction of the raised and discolored vein.
Make an Appointment
If you’ve been searching for a treatment to reduce or eliminate the appearance of your varicose veins, then call Hudson Valley Vein Center. We’ll provide the treatment you need to reduce the pain caused by these damaged veins. Make an appointment today.