Varicose Vein Treatment in Fort Lauderdale, FL
For people living in Fort Lauderdale, Weston, Pembroke Pines and surrounding areas in Florida, who are seeking treatment for varicose veins, board-certified physician Dr. Val Manocchio of Doctors Best Wellness Center offers varicose vein treatment at our vein clinic.
What are Varicose Veins?
Varicose veins or spider veins are damaged often enlarged and discolored veins that reveal themselves in bulging, winding masses on legs. They are unsightly, embarrassing and can negatively impact health. Veins are meant to carry blood back to the heart. When they’re damaged, the blood flows back and settles in the legs, causing swelling and pain. More serious health problems, like ulcers, can occur. It’s important, therefore, for the sake of beauty and health, to get rid of them.
Some people have naturally weaker vein valves. This causes the one-way flap meant to keep blood heart-bound allows blood to leak back into the vein. This, known as venous insufficiency, eventually leads to varicose veins. Other factors that increase your risk of developing this condition include:
- Heredity, meaning that the problem runs in your family
- Hormonal changes during puberty and menopause
- Taking medication with ingredients including hormones like estrogen
- Excessive sun exposure
- Obesity, which adds pressure on veins
- Sedentary lifestyle, which forces veins to work harder to carry blood back to the heart
Benefits of Varicose Vein Treatment
Varicose and spider veins are cosmetically unsightly. Did you know that of those 30 million who suffer, less than 10 percent seek medical diagnosis and treatment? Because of gravity, legs are the most common victims, particularly thighs and calves. Leg veins have the difficult task of pushing blood up towards the heart against of weight of the rest of your body. If they fail in this endeavor, the backflow of blood causes symptoms like swelling, pain, cramping, skin discoloration and rashes. Spider veins are also found around the nose.
In some women, spider veins become noticeable in their early 20s. For others, the veins may not become noticeable until they reach their 40s. Men get spider veins, too. However, usually, they are covered by leg hair.
How is Varicose Vein Treatment Performed?
Doctors Best Wellness Center is a leading vein therapy clinic in South Florida. Because each patient has unique needs, we offer several options for varicose vein treatment.
Veinwave™ is a groundbreaking system used around the world to eliminate spider veins and fine thread veins, known as telangiectasias. It treats red spots and all spider veins on the legs and the feet as well as troublesome facial red veins and rosacea. Veinwave™ can be applied to any kind of skin complexion because it doesn’t cause loss of pigmentation.
Spider Vein Treatment
Simple cases require compression stockings, over the counter or by prescription. They help decrease the size of veins and relieve pain.
In addition to varicose and spider veins, some of our patients have reticular veins, also known as “feeder veins.” These small veins have a bluish or greenish appearance. Treatment may involve sclerotherapy or surgical removal of the veins. The procedure does not require general anesthesia and downtime is very minimal.
Phlebectomy may be required for patients with more advanced varicose and spider veins. This is a surgical procedure during which Dr. Manocchio makes several pinpoint holes along the affected vein. Special instruments are used to cut the vein into small pieces, which are then extracted through the pin holes. No sutures are required, and you experience an immediate improvement in symptoms.
In sclerotherapy a liquid solution is injected into the vein replacing the blood in the vein, collapsing the vessel. The body then initiates the natural healing process where the vein begins to shrink and get naturally absorbed, eventually disappearing. Part of the treatment at Doctors Best Wellness is a series of up to 50 sclerotherapy injections to get rid of varicose veins and spider veins. No anesthetics are required and will not produce scars. The procedure is minimally invasive and involves no downtime; patients can immediately return to normal activity after the treatment.
How Much Does Varicose Vein Treatment Cost in Fort Lauderdale?
Varicose vein treatment may not be covered by medical insurance. Our patient coordinator will review your coverage and help you determine your out-of-pocket costs. For your convenience, Doctors Best Wellness Center accepts several forms of payment, including cash, personal checks, and credit cards. Financing is also available.
Is Varicose Vein Treatment Right for Me?
If you are experiencing symptoms indicative of varicose veins or spider veins, ask Dr. Val Manocchio at Doctors Best Wellness Center to evaluate your situation. He will make the proper diagnosis and offer treatment recommendations that best fit you. For your part, maintain a healthy, active lifestyle and remember to always use sunscreen!
Varicose Vein Treatment Consultation
If you have varicose veins or spider veins, varicose vein treatment at Doctors Best Wellness Center may be the answer. Dr. Val Manocchio, a board-certified physician, offers varicose vein treatment for people living in Fort Lauderdale, Weston, Pembroke Pines as well as the surrounding areas in Florida. Contact us today!