Congratulations! If you were attracted to the title of this article, chances are you have finally “had it up to here” with trying to “live with” your varicose veins. You are ready to do something about them.
You have endured unattractive varicose veins and the side effects they cause, such as constantly swollen, painful, aching legs. You’re tired of making excuses to avoid being seen in a bathing suit or shorts. And, you’re tired of feeling bad about yourself every time you look into the mirror. In the words of the movie Network, you’re “mad as hell and you’re not going to take it any more!” You’re ready to try to find the best varicose vein treatment near you.
Congratulations! As varicose vein treatment specialists, we applaud your decision to do something about your varicose veins. At CiC, we want to do everything we can to help you follow through on getting the treatment you need. In this article, we’ll start by suggesting what your next steps should be.
Step 1: Get a venous health screening and get your facts straight
If you haven’t really consulted a varicose vein specialist about your varicose veins, your first step should be to do so. Call the best vein doctors in the Valley and schedule an appointment for a venous health screening.
The venous health screening takes only about an hour, it is non-invasive and completely painless. A screening can tell you exactly how serious your varicose veins are. This is the first thing you need to know when considering how best to treat them. Mild cases, for example, can often be treated using conservative treatment to control symptoms such as exercise, compression stockings, and lifestyle changes. More serious cases – especially if your personal goal is to eliminate the ugly, swollen veins – may require more aggressive treatment.
Step 2: Ask your CiC vein doctor to explain the treatment options
Your goal in this step should be to learn about and consider ALL of the varicose vein treatment options available to you. You want to learn as much as you can about how varicose veins are treated these days.
For example, you may have heard from a friend or colleague who had their varicose veins treated with techniques such as sclerotherapy. Sclerotherapy is a wonderful technique, it is minimally-invasive and requires no hospitalization or anesthesia.
But don’t stop researching there. There may be other forms of treatment that might be more appropriate for you, given your overall health and the extent of your vein disease. For example, many clients at our CiC vein clinics with larger varicose veins have found that Venaseal, radiofrequency ablation or endovenous laser ablation were more appropriate treatment options for them.
During the follow-up visits to your initial screening, you should ask your doctor about all of these options. If you want to learn more before then, visit the Vein Care section of our website beforehand.
Step 3: Decide which treatment is best, and follow through on your decision
Consult with one of our CiC vein experts such as Dr. Jeff Braxton, Dr. Karen Garby, or Dr. Michael Makki to determine the best treatment approach, and work with your doctors to create a personalized treatment plan.
More than one appointment may be necessary. However, you can rest assured that each of these appointments will be comfortable and efficient. The techniques involve minimally invasive treatments of varicose veins. It might take some weeks before the last remaining traces of them are gone. However they will be gone, and once a varicose vein has been removed, it doesn’t return, although some people do develop new varicose veins in the future.
Step 1 is still the most important, however. You’ve made your decision…now act on it. Pick up your telephone and dial 888-377-7122 or go online to schedule a Venous Health Screening and take that first step towards becoming free from your varicose veins today!