Ormond Beach
386-672-6424
Port Orange
386-304-7737


East Coast Podiatry varicose vein treatment:

  • Highly effective
  • Non-surgical
  • In-office procedure
  • Average 30 minute treatment time
  • Resume normal activities same day
  • Little discomfort

Our doctors use the VNUS Laser System. The VNUS system is a clinically proven and minimally invasive procedure that treats varicose veins with very little or no pain.

Spider vein treatment options

There are a number of different methods used to treat spider veins. One method utilizes a laser that applies energy to the surface of the skin using a special hand piece. The laser energy is absorbed into the vessel through the skin, eliminating blood flow through the vein. Immediately following treatment, veins will be similar in appearance to a scratch. The length and number of treatments varies based on your condition; however, most sessions last between 15 and 30 minutes each.

Other treatments include sclerotherapy, which involves injecting a solution into the vein or a combined laser and sclerotherapy treatment. Spider veins are not a definitive indicator of venous reflex disease and may appear on a patient with healthy vein valves. Only an ultrasound diagnoses can determine the presence of venous reflex disease.

Incidences and causes:

Nearly 70% of all women and 30% of men will develop some type of venous disorder due to insufficient blood circulation. Although the exact cause is unknown, there are many that contribute to the weakening of the vein walls including:

  • Heredity
  • Pregnancy
  • Hormonal changes
  • Obesity
  • Standing or sitting for long periods of times
  • Advancing age
  • Injury

Symptoms:

Spider veins are small blue or red vessels that appear near the surface of the skin. These vessels mainly appear on the legs and face.

Symptoms may include the following:

  • Pain, aching, or burning in the legs
  • Edema in the legs or ankles
  • Leg cramps or sores
  • Itching of the skin around the vein
  • Open wounds such as skin ulcers around the ankle

Anatomy:

Since humans walk upright, our leg veins contain valves that normally allow one-way blood flow from the feet up to the heart. They close and prevent backward blood flow when resting in the standing position. When the valves fail, there is backward blood flow (venous "insufficiency" or "reflux") that results in very high venous pressure. Because veins have very thin walls, this high pressure causes significant stretching and elongation – resulting in the formation of varicose and spider veins.

Normal Venous Flow Abnormal Venous Flow

 

Before and After pictures:

 

We are certified by VNUS