Free your legs from ugly, painful varicose veins.

Varicose veins can be an uncomfortable source of embarrassment and leg disfigurement, and those who suffer from them often find their lives quite different from their days before vein disease. If you’re nostalgic about wearing shorts without self-consciousness or you wish you could go about your routine without distraction from leg discomfort, Vein Associates of Texas is here for you.

What are varicose veins?

The purpose of a vein (as opposed to an artery) is to return blood back to the heart after it delivers oxygen to the rest of your body. Since the heart sits high in the body, veins must often fight the force of gravity. In order to prevent gravity from causing blood backflow, veins have valves that only open one way. When these valves become defective and allow blood to flow backward in the vein, it’s called venous insufficiency, which is responsible for the painful, swollen veins that we call varicose veins.

Risk factors and signs that you need a vein doctor.

The exact cause of varicose veins is not clear, but we know a number of contributing factors. If any of the following applies to you, then you could be at risk of developing varicose veins:

  • Overweight
  • Female gender
  • Family history of varicose veins
  • Long periods of time spent in the same position
  • Advanced age

Everyone, but especially those with the above risk factors, should keep an eye out for the symptoms of varicose veins, which include:

  • Bulging or discolored veins
  • Restless legs
  • Leg pain & swelling
  • Difficulty sleeping at night

Keeping a close watch on your leg sensation and appearance—especially if you’re at high risk—can reduce the impact of varicose veins by allowing you to seek treatment before they worsen. Venous insufficiency is progressive, meaning varicose veins will only get worse if left untreated. Avoid extreme discomfort and disfigured legs by seeking help for your varicose veins as soon as you notice them!

Advanced treatments for varicose veins in Kerrville and San Antonio.

In order to return you to a life without leg pain, your varicose veins must be done away with. In the past, this always meant surgery. But with the latest technology available to us here at Vein Associates of Texas, you’ll barely notice any disruption of your daily schedule. Both of our varicose vein procedures are fast and minimally invasive, and they only require local anesthesia to perform. Depending on the severity of your varicose veins, you’ll likely be finished in under an hour and may return to work at the conclusion of your procedure.

We’ll give you the legs you desire with…

  • Endovenous Ablation (EVA) – Using ultrasound for precise guidance, we safely heat up the collagen in multiple sections of the varicose vein’s wall with a small probe. This impairs the vein’s functionality, prompting your body to reroute blood to other veins. The disabled vein is then naturally reabsorbed.
  • Sclerotherapy – A chemical called a sclerosant is injected into the varicose vein, which irritates and damages the lining. The vein eventually shuts down and is reabsorbed in a similar fashion to EVA.

Address your varicose veins now before the problem gets worse. For more information, or to schedule an appointment, call 888-653-2728. You can also schedule an appointment using our easy online form.