Unattractive, unsightful and painful varicose veins have previously been treated with “stripping or cutting” the veins, which often frightened patients into avoiding surgical treatment. Thankfully there is new kid on the block for treating varicose veins - the VenaSeal Closure Procedure producing good cosmetic results.
Dr Velu is proud to offer the latest VenaSeal Closure Procedure, which may be the answer to providing you with relief you need with little to no downtime and significantly reducing the need for compression stockings. The VenaSeal Closure Procedure is an innovative and alternative treatment option for venous insufficiency.
What are Varicose Veins and Venous Insufficiency?
Varicose veins are abnormally dilated veins in your legs which are often caused by incompetent deeper veins in your legs. This incompetency leads to back pressure, which results in the bulging, twisted veins you can see on your legs. There are many causes of venous insufficiency including smoking, age, being overweight, gender, lack of exercise and family history.
Varicose veins and venous insufficiency (VI), or chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) is a condition that occurs when there are longstanding high-pressure changes in the veins causing reflux (reverse flow). This abnormal flow in the wall and/or valves in the veins prevent blood flowing back to the heart efficiently causing blood to “pool” in the veins. These prolonged changes can lead to varicose veins, venous ulcers, gaiter area pigmentation, leg and/or ankle swelling, fluid retention, leg fatigue, varicose eczema and a painful skin condition called Lipodermatosclerosis. As well as being unsightly, varicose veins can cause aching and discomfort and for women, pain during their menstrual periods.
Fortunately, venous insufficiency is fairly easily diagnosed and treated by Dr Velu, your Varicose Vein Specialist. There are many treatment options available including amongst others, the latest marginally invasive technique – the VenaSeal Closure Procedure.