Pregnancy brings about many joyous moments and feelings of hope and love. Expecting a child is an exciting time for any woman, though it unfortunately also has some unexciting physical side effects.
Pregnancy and varicose veins are about as consistent a pair as pregnancy and stretch marks – a duo that Dr. Susan Fox of Fox Vein & Laser Experts takes on quite frequently.
At Fox Vein & Laser Experts, we are the authorities in our field of vein removal and laser treatments. We are here to help you get rid of those veins that may be making you self-conscious and onto a happy path to clear and beautiful skin.
There are a number of reasons why veins can appear on your legs during pregnancy. First, your body decreases the speed at which blood returns from your legs to your pelvis, which increases the pressure on the veins. In addition to this, you also have a higher level of the hormone progestin, which can cause veins to become more dilated.
Fox Vein & Laser Experts specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of varicose vein removal in Miami and throughout South Florida. With the latest in state of the art treatments, which can also be minimally invasive, we can treat conditions including spider and varicose veins, leg pain and swelling, deep vein thrombosis, blood clotting and pulmonary embolisms.
We offer our patients a variety of sclerotherapy in Miami. Here are a few that we will discuss with you during your first appointment.
If you suffer from spider veins or small varicose veins, this may be the treatment that is most effective for you. We inject prescription sodium chloride into the veins and the solution affects the vein’s lining, which causes it to stick together and seal completely. Don’t worry, your blood is redirected and the closed veins are removed by the body and replaced by healthy tissue.
For those larger veins that need to be treated with something stronger, this is a viable treatment. It uses the same sodium chloride solution but it’s then rapidly mixed with air that causes it to turn into foam, which can then better coat larger veins. The end effect of the vein closing up and then being removed by the body is the same as the visual sclerotherapy discussed above.
If you have bothersome veins that can’t be easily seen under your skin, we can use ultrasound technology to target the veins and safely remove them from your body.
Technology is always evolving and treatments that use lasers have now become the norm for certain procedures that in the part needed surgery. For veins that are large or too deep, we can now use a laser to gently heat and seal veins in less than 30 minutes. The best part of this procedure is that our patients don’t require any downtime after the treatment.
This is another treatment that requires a laser. The thin laser delivers high-frequency electrical energy that safely heats and closes spider veins. It’s safe, comfortable and delivers a high rate of success.
These procedures are just the tip of the iceberg. We have several more treatments that we offer depending on your veins. Contact us today so we can schedule your consultation with one of our vein experts. Our medical team will evaluate your condition and assist you with figuring out which treatment path is the best one for your body.