Varicose veins occur when the degree of damage to the vein is severe enough to cause it to enlarge and bulge out beyond the surface of the skin. Diagnosing the root cause of varicose veins is essential to its proper treatment. With varicose vein disorders, vein failure occurs within the valves, allowing blood to leak backwards, causing congestion and enlargement of the vessel. Over time this can lead to swelling of the ankles and legs, skin breakdown, poorly healing wounds, severe pain and aching and complaints of “heaviness” or “tired” legs. Treatment of the varicose veins must include eliminating the source of failure to give maximum results.
At The Indiana Vein and Laser Center, our state-of-the-art Endovenous Laser Treatment is a gentle, safe and effective treatment for eliminating the source of varicose veins. All procedures are performed in our tranquil office, with minimal discomfort, allowing patients to resume activity immediately.
Spider veins, on the other hand, are the tiny blue, red or purple veins that weave under the skin like a spider’s web. They usually appear on the legs but can also form on the face, neck or chest. Millions of individuals, especially women, suffer from unsightly spider veins. This embarrassment often causes sufferers to feel self-conscious, causing them to hide their legs, avoiding bathing suits and shorts.
At The Indiana Vein and Laser Center, the D940 nm laser system produces the highly unique 940 nm wavelength, which safely passes through the skin and is selectively absorbed by the targeted blood vessel. Our state-of-the-art D940 nm laser, in combination with sclerotherapy, will provide maximum results in eliminating these annoying veins, giving patients the cosmetic results they desire.