Varicose Vein Specialists

Precision Vascular -  - Vascular & Vein Center

Precision Vascular

Vascular & Vein Centers located in Arlington, Dallas, Mesquite, & McKinney, Texas

The bulging, twisting, enlarged veins that appear on your legs are varicose veins. In addition to affecting the appearance of your legs, varicose veins can also be a sign of an underlying circulation issue. The experienced team at Precision Vascular, with branches in Arlington, Dallas, Mesquite, and McKinney, Texas, offer advanced diagnostic treatments for the unsightly veins to improve both appearance and circulation. Get the love flowing back through your legs again by calling the office nearest you or by requesting an appointment online today.

Varicose Veins Q & A

What are Varicose Veins?

Varicose veins refer to the enlarged, swollen, and/or bulging veins that develop in the superficial compartment of your leg. These veins may be blue, red, or flesh-toned and often appear on the thighs, back of the calves, and inside the legs.

Varicose veins occur in women more often than men, and your risk of developing the bulging veins increases as you get older. Obesity and a family history may also make you more vulnerable to the unsightly veins. 

What Causes Varicose Veins?

Varicose veins occur due to malfunction and damage of the valves in the veins in the lower half of your body. Normally, the valves in your veins open and close as the muscles relax and contract, pushing your blood back to your heart.

If the valves in your veins are damaged or malfunctioning, they may not close properly and allow the blood to flow backward, which is referred to as reflux. The reversal in the blood flow causes pooling of the backed-up blood, so your veins bulge, stretch, and enlarge. 

Varicose veins are often considered a cosmetic issue, but the backflow of your blood is a medical condition referred to as chronic venous insufficiency.

Do Varicose Veins Cause Symptoms?

In addition to affecting the look of your legs, varicose veins can cause a range of symptoms. Some of the more common symptoms include:

  • Tiredness
  • Swelling
  • Achiness
  • Heaviness
  • Pain
  • Numbness
  • Throbbing
  • Itching 
  • Cramping

 

The poor blood flow in your legs can also be responsible for your restless legs syndrome. 

How are Varicose Veins Treated?

The team at Precision Vascular offers many treatment options to improve blood flow and the look of your legs. Initially, the team may take a conservative approach and recommend:

  • Compression stockings
  • Weight loss
  • Exercise
  • Elevating your feet when you can

 

Conservative treatment may not repair the damage within your veins but may help improve circulation and prevent further damage. The team also offers advanced minimally invasive treatments for varicose veins, including:

  • Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA): RFA is a minimally invasive procedure that sends radiofrequency energy through a tiny catheter inserted into your vein, which heats the vein and causes it to collapse and close.
  • Sclerotherapy: For small varicose veins, the team may recommend sclerotherapy. During this procedure, a chemical injected into your varicose vein causes it to collapse and close.
  • Phlebectomy: For large superficial varicose veins, the team may recommend a phlebectomy, which involves the removal of the varicose vein through tiny surgical incisions.

 

To learn more about the treatment options for your varicose veins, contact Precision Vascular by phone or online today.