Veins play a vital role in the circulatory system and most of the time, their life-giving work goes pleasantly unnoticed. However, when veins become a factor that hinders everyday life, it’s time to take a closer look at what’s going on. Vital to overall health, it’s imperative to be aware of symptoms that can occur pointing to a need for vein treatment services. There are a variety of reasons that might lead a patient to seek out a specialist. Those suffering from conditions caused by veins may experience aching, abnormally tired, restless or itchy legs. Swelling may be noticeable after prolonged periods of standing alongside a burning sensation running down the length of the leg. Similarly, those experiencing these symptoms may start to notice protruding veins that could be painful to the touch. Beyond the physical discomfort these symptoms cause, patients are often unhappy with the physical appearance that accompanies changing veins. When one or more of these symptoms are experienced, it’s a good indicator that it’s time to seek vein treatment services.
Advances in modern laser technologies have extended into the field of vein treatment services and patients looking to treat varicose or spider veins can expect to experience a very effective and comfortable procedure. For those requiring treatments specific to venous insufficiency and other symptomatic vein conditions, it’s important to note that many insurance companies will cover the cost of treatment as these are conditions that have the potential to lead to serious medical complications if left unattended.
Dr. Thomas Wright’s vein treatments are a comprehensive, step-by-step process. Dr. Wright and the team at the St. Louis Vein Treatment Center understand the intricate details that accompany vein treatment services and work with the most advanced technology and approaches to ensure patients experience a quick, customized and comfortable procedure. Procedures are all completed in-office with a vast selection of procedures available for to patients suffering from a variety of vein complications including Endovenous Laser Treatment (EVLT), Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) and Sclerotherapy. Top of the line technology provides patients with a quick recovery time and very few side effects.
Vein treatment services require work on delicate circulatory vessels and it’s important that patients understand the comprehensive approach a physician takes when working to correct adverse vein conditions. At the St. Louis Vein Treatment Center, Dr. Thomas Wright works with patients through a step-by-step process to understand symptoms and determine the correct, personalized solution and treatment. A preliminary examination will be conducted as a way of diagnosing any venous inefficiencies using ultrasound mapping. If it is determined that venous reflux of the saphenous vein is present a treatment option such as EVLT or RFA will be recommended.
Veins are a complex network of vessels that must be treated in a similar manner. It’s essential to determine the underlying problems that may be creating issues with both visible and non-visible veins. Deep branches of veins that are not visible to the naked eye are best treated with Sclerotherapy. Ultrasound guidance is the most efficient way to utilize sclerotherapy and requires the use of a liquid sclerosant as the veins are closely monitored on an ultrasound screen to determine the location of those that may require surgical removal. This type of vein mapping allows for early detection of problematic veins to avoid the development of detrimental medical conditions later in life.
Once problematic veins are detected, Sclerotherapy can also be used to treat the issue. Sclerotherapy is a primary procedure in the treatment of both varicose and spider veins as well which are often visible on the surface of the leg. Spider veins are caused by dilations of the most superficial veins under the skin. A vein light can be used to illuminate any hidden vein branches that may be feeding into the spider veins. Using a small needle, sclerosant is injected into the affected veins subsequently irritating the vein lining and causing them to close. Patients should note that the treatment of spider veins is generally considered a cosmetic procedure by many insurance companies.
Vein treatment services can be necessary for both men and women and procedures should always be determined based on a multi-step approach including diagnosis, personal preference and procedural specifics. The team at The St. Louis Vein Treatment Center understands the importance of tailoring each visit to every unique patient. Contact us today to speak with us about our customized services and how we can help.