You know the routine: You’re getting your closet ready for summer, trying on all of those dresses and shorts you’ve dug out of storage, and find yourself disappointed at what you see in the mirror.
Maybe the changes aren’t drastic, and maybe they’re something only you can see, but either way, finding varicose or spider veins on your legs just before he warm summer season can be disappointing.
That’s where Fox Vein and Laser Experts comes into the equation.
At Fox Vein & Laser Experts, we specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of venous disease including varicose veins, leg pain and swelling, ulcer care, venous insufficiency, deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism and blood clotting disorders. We have a highly skilled vascular lab with a registered physician vascular interpreter. Our medical team has decades of experience treating venous disease, and Dr. Susan Fox and her team have successfully performed tens of thousands of vein procedures. They have developed their own vein procedures and techniques and are recognized vein experts in the removal of spider veins and varicose veins.
But how do you know if those veins on your legs are supposed to be there or not?
Dr. Susan Fox, owner and founder of Fox Vein & Laser Experts in Hollywood and Pembroke Pines says, “The ultimate complaints about spider veins are that they’re aesthetically unpleasing, especially in an aesthetic conscious area like Miami Beach, but with varicose veins, there are some physical issues that present as well. Painful signs and symptoms of varicose veins, such as, an achy or heavy feeling in your legs burning, throbbing, muscle cramping and swelling in your lower legs or worsened pain after sitting or standing for a long time, make varicose vein removal a priority.”
“Typically, varicose veins will cause actual discomfort,” Dr. Susan Fox says. “Veins that are dark purple or blue in color and that appear twisted and bulging, often like cords on your legs are best classified as varicose veins and can sometimes itch or burn.”
Spider veins, however, mostly present only aesthetic problems. Spider veins are usually red or blue in color. They will look like a cluster of small, dilated veins that appear close to the surface of the skin that resemble spider webs or branches.
You may be wondering if it’s even worth the effort to visit a vein doctor in Miami for varicose and spider vein removal with such a short amount of time until summer.
The answer is yes, because Fox Vein & Laser Experts offers expert vein removal treatment that doesn’t require surgery or cutting.
Sclerotherapy, as it’s called, is a tried and proven method that has been in use for many years for the removal of spider and varicose veins. It’s is done by injecting a special solution into the veins that are selected for removal.
And that’s it.
With sclerotherapy, your pesky little veins will be gone faster than you can say “pass the sunscreen” on your next trip to the beach, making this the best vein removal treatment for summer.
Here are the different types of sclerotherapy to know about when booking your next vein removal procedure at Fox Vein & Laser Experts:
Veins that can be easily seen through the skin are likely to be treated by visual sclerotherapy. This is when the vein specialist does not need any equipment to help locate the vein. In those cases, when the vessel is harder to locate, we may use ultrasound as an aid in finding the vein. When this is done, we can see an image on a computer screen. This helps in making sure the procedure is administered with more precision. Ultrasound may be used in future appointments to confirm that the treated vein was effectively closed.
This method of sclerotherapy is used when the veins are not as easy to see through the skin. When you opt for ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy, it takes any guesswork out of the process. The more precise our doctor can be, the more effective your treatment will be. Ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy will take away those blemishes on your skin. You won’t have to hide your legs anymore because you are embarrassed by those twisting, blue lines that are running across your skin. If you don’t treat your varicose veins, they will only become larger and more comfortable. Ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy offers you the chance to walk freely once again without problem veins bringing you down.
During a traditional sclerotherapy procedure, we inject a solution into the vein that causes the lining to shrink, stick together, and eventually be absorbed by the body which is an effective method for veins that are on the smaller side. For larger veins, however, a sclerosant solution is used that coats the big veins better. The result is then the same as the traditional treatment when the vein walls stick together and are eventually removed by the body and replaced with healthy tissue.
No matter which sclerotherapy treatment is best to help you treat your veins, there is one underlying constant making sclerotherapy a favorite vein removal choice:
Since the treatment simply involves the injection of a solution into the affected areas, there is minimal discomfort associated with sclerotherapy as it is minimally invasive. This is not considered a surgical procedure, and patients can typically go about their normal routines following a sclerotherapy treatment. Depending on the amount of veins you are having treated, you can expect to spend no more than 15-20 minutes with the doctor – a simple “in and out’ procedure.
Compression stockings are often recommended following a sclerotherapy treatment. Compression stockings “or hose” are elastic socks worn on the legs that help decrease the symptoms of venous diseases. These are especially helpful for people who work on their feet, as wearing these stockings following a treatment can help improve blood circulation.