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.

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