Varicose veins are purple, and/or blue veins that twist and turn. They are easily visible through the skin, making them almost impossible to cover up with makeup. They can be painful and cause itching, swelling, discoloration, bleeding and even ulcers (nonhealing wounds).
Varithena treatment takes 15 minutes. There is no downtime. And the procedure is pain free. Patients do need to wear a compression stocking and refrain from heavy exercise for 48 hours after the procedure. Long distance air travel is not advised for 1 week after the procedure. For more information or to request an appointment, give us a call today!
Peripheral Arterial Disease
PAD is characterized by a decrease in circulation of blood flow caused by a build-up of plaque in the arteries of the legs. Symptoms of Peripheral Arterial Disease include:
- Fatigue in legs
- Pain or cramping in the buttocks, thighs or calves with activity that improves with rest
- Ulcers of the feet or toes
There are a variety of factors which are key causes of PAD.
Some of these include:
- High cholesterol
If you are suffering from symptomatic PAD (arterial blockages in the legs or arms) that does not respond to conservative management (diet, medication and exercise) there are minimally invasive treatment options. These including balloon angioplasty, stenting and atherectomy (roto-rooter like removal of blockages) to restore adequate blood flow and relieve your symptoms.
Emsculpt induces strong muscle contractions that are unachievable through workouts. This is used for butt-lifts and to tone the abs. When a muscle is exposed to intense contractions, it must begin to adapt and reform to the new conditions, thus lifting your butt or toning your abs while melting fat away.
Peak results are achieved 8 to 12 weeks after treatment.
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Sclerotherapy is a treatment widely used to effectively eliminate varicose and spider veins. During this procedure, a sclerotherapy solution will be injected directly into the unwanted vein which irritates the lining of the blood vessel and causes it to collapse, and eventually be reabsorbed by the surrounding tissue. This process forces the body to redirect blood to healthier, more capable veins, causing the unwanted veins to fade away. The sclerotherapy procedure is performed with a fine needle and small amounts of sclerosing solution.
What are the side effects of sclerotherapy?
The most common side effects to sclerotherapy vein inflammation or phlebitis (which can cause pain), and less often hyperpigmentation (darkening of the skin over the treated veins). More often than not, the injected veins will become darker before disappearing.
Uterine Fibroid Embolization
Uterine fibroids are benign growths in the uterus (not cancerous) that are extremely common (affect up to 50% of women). Not all fibroids are symptomatic or need to be treated. But in some patients fibroids can be very troublesome causing symptoms of pelvic pain, back pain, bloating and excessive bleeding.
Uterine fibroid embolization involves the insertion of a tiny catheter into the artery that supplies the fibroids. Tiny particles are used to block the blood flow to the fibroids causing them to shrink.
Pelvic Congestion Syndrome
Pelvic congestion syndrome is the equivalent of varicose veins in your pelvis. Veins have valves that help carry blood up towards the heart. When the valves stop working the blood pools in the veins. Pelvic congestion syndrome involves the pooling of blood in dilated veins in the pelvis. This can lead to bulging veins in the region of the vagina/groin and lower abdomen, pain which is worse with standing/sitting and pain on the left side of the pelvis.