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Say Goodbye to Unsightly Varicose Veins

Say Goodbye to Unsightly Varicose Veins

Most people don’t think much about their veins or how they work. You just trust them to get blood to where it needs to go in your body. 

But over time, certain veins — especially the veins in your legs — can lose their ability to pump blood in the right direction. The backflow of blood can cause bulging and twisting in those veins, leading to a condition called varicose veins. These veins might be visible on your legs, and they can cause cramping, a heavy feeling, and aching.

Fortunately, here at Wellness and Surgery in Ardsley, New York, Jonathan Arad, MD, FACS, Michelle Molina, MD, and our team can address both the cosmetic issues and the leg pain that come with varicose veins. We’ve helped hundreds of people get relief.

To help you know when it’s time to see us for varicose veins, let’s take a closer look at this condition. 

Identifying varicose veins

You can usually tell that you have varicose veins in two ways: by their appearance and by the way your legs feel.

Because these veins are engorged, they’re often visible through your skin. You might be able to see cord-like veins popping up through the surface of your skin. Varicose veins often look purple or blue.

Beyond the way they change the appearance of your legs, these problem veins can also cause discomfort. Some of the most common physical symptoms of varicose veins include:

If you think you might have varicose veins, we can help. 

Getting rid of varicose veins

Saying goodbye to your varicose veins — and the unwelcome symptoms that come with them — starts with a diagnostic treatment. We use ultrasound technology to identify precisely what’s going on with your veins.

Based on that ultrasound, Dr. Molina or Dr. Arad personalize a treatment plan for you. For some people, lifestyle changes like wearing compression socks or losing weight can correct the issue. 

In other cases, you may need endovenous radiofrequency ablation. With this minimally invasive treatment, Dr. Arad or Dr. Molina can heat the problem vein to the point that it seals shut. Your body then redirects blood to healthy veins and absorbs the now-closed vein. That puts a stop to your discomfort and, over time, minimizes the appearance of the vein.

Whether you’re unhappy with varicose veins because of their appearance or any resulting discomfort, we can help. To learn which treatment will work best for your legs, call our office, schedule an appointment online, or text us at 312-667-3620.

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