The Vein Clinic offers the citizens of St. Joseph, Missouri the newest treatments and surgical techniques for vein and artery treatment. Veins and arteries that are unsightly and painful trouble many people. In the past, there was not very much to do about these problems. The techniques then available, like vein stripping, offered little for the patient other than an unsightly “corduroy” appearance. If veins or arteries trouble you, you can call us at The Vein Clinic.
You Don’t Have to Live with Spider Veins
If you live in or around St. Joseph, MO and you are bothered by spider veins, come see the doctors at the Vein Clinic. Spider veins, or telangectasias, are not varicose veins. One has nothing to do with the other and the small, delicate spider veins will not become varicose. Hormones cause spider veins, particularly during pregnancy and menstruation and so usually occur in women. Spider vein treatment is called microsclerotherapy. The doctor cleans the skin with alcohol then injects a small amount of a hardening agent directly into the spider vein. The spider vein disappears and about 15 seconds later, it reappears more prominently than before the injection. Within several weeks, the spider veins finally fade.
Varicose Vein Treatment for St. Joseph Sufferers
Varicose veins are twisted veins that appear larger than normal. The varicose veins rise above the skin and are usually dark blue. Varicose veins are very unsightly as well as being painful. Legs feel full and can throb, particularly after standing or sitting for a long time. The cause is usually vein insufficiency in the legs and takes years to develop. The valves inside the veins break and allow blood to back up. If left untreated, it is possible that a condition called venous leg ulcers may develop. Varicose vein treatment is called the Closure® procedure and is done under general anesthetic. This procedure, compared to other, older techniques such as vein stripping, has been found to offer far superior results.
Aesthetic Vein Treatment Services
The Vein Clinic offers St. Joseph, Missouri patients surgery, laser treatment, and sclerotherapy in the Aesthetic Center. Aesthetic services use the microsclerotherapy on facial spider veins in the same way as the injections are used on a patient’s legs.
For more information about vein treatment for St. Joseph, MO patients, visit our website.