Do You Suffer from Shortsophobia?

ShortsophobiaSpring is finally here. That means sunshine, warm weather, shorts, and sandals. If you’re not exactly excited about showing your legs because of varicose or spider veins, you may be suffering from Shortsophobia. Symptoms include a fear of exposing the legs, excessive use of long pants, and lack of participation in summertime activities like hiking, biking, and swimming. Shortsophobia is most common in women, but men can suffer from it as well.

Shortsophobia Is Curable

The good news is we can help. Shortsophobia is curable! Don’t let varicose and spider veins keep you from enjoying life to its fullest. At the Vein Clinic of Greater Kansas City, we have many different ways to treat varicose and spider veins. You can have beautiful legs again! Let Dr. Barbieri and his staff put you at ease and come learn about all of your options. We offer four different ways to treat your varicose veins and three different ways to treat spider veins, so don’t put it off.

Treatments for Varicose Veins

Varicose veins are twisted, enlarged veins, often dark blue in color, located near, or raised above the surface of the skin. We offer these treatment options:

Compression/Support Garments

Compression stockings are used to increase blood flow and reduce swelling, pain, and fatigue. These garments act as our “bandage” after treatment and can help reduce the speed of disease progression.

Radio Frequency Ablation

This procedure involves heating the vein wall using temperature-controlled radio-frequency energy to shrink and seal the problem vein. Once the vein has been closed, blood is naturally rerouted to healthy veins. The closed vein is treated as waste by the body and is absorbed over time.

Sclerotherapy

Sclerotherapy is a non-surgical procedure which involves the injection of a concentrated solution through a tiny needle resulting in the vein being absorbed by the body naturally.

Laser Vein Ablation

A laser can be used by placing a catheter inside the vein to shrink and seal the problematic vein with the same results realized from radio-frequency treatments.

Ambulatory Phlebectomy

This is a procedure done in our office using a local anesthetic to remove bulging, surface veins. After the skin is numb, very small punctures are made and the vein is removed. No stitches are necessary. Patients can expect to resume normal activity immediately following.

Treatments for Spider Veins

Spider veins are delicate and tend to develop in clusters. While they are oftentimes asymptomatic and only unsightly, they may be associated with burning, itching, aching, and heavy legs that tire easily. We offer these treatment options:

Compression/Support Garments

Compression stockings are used to increase blood flow and reduce swelling, pain, and fatigue.

Sclerotherapy

Sclerotherapy is a non-surgical procedure which involves the injection of a concentrated solution through a tiny needle resulting in the vein being absorbed by the body naturally.

Laser Therapy

A laser can be used on the surface of the skin to treat spider veins.

Come talk to us and let us help you love your legs again! The Vein Clinic of Greater Kansas City, is IAC accredited so you can choose us with confidence.

We hear our patients say, over and over again, “I wish I would have done it sooner”. Don’t suffer from Shortsophobia this summer. Do something about it. Call us at (913) 541-3377 or contact us online to make an appointment today.