Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Men Have Varicose Veins? Who Knew?

Male patient, before EVLT
Same patient, following outpatient EVLT
The majority of our laser surgery vein patients are women. The risk factors for varicose veins are being female, pregnancy and family genetics, so it makes sense that men are at less of a risk for this painful and disfiguring condition. Many men don't realize that there is a treatment for this issue, and they often suffer needlessly. 
The patient photos above show the dramatic difference men can expect following this outpatient procedure. Left untreated, these veins would have continued to make standing painful, and may have eventually resulted in venous ulcers.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

When one leg is worse than the other, treatment is an option

Our EVLT ablation system is the perfect treatment for type of vein problem seen in the photo on the right. Patients sometimes have one problematic leg, while the opposite limb is normal.
The physical discomfort and cosmetic issues that arise from this scenario are treated in our day surgery unit at Total Vein Care. Treatment allowed this patient the freedom to get back into shorts for the spring season.