Banish that Cluster of Varicose Veins in One Day with Microphlebectomy

Do you have visible, twisting, raised veins? These are quite likely varicose veins, and although they aren’t usually a big health concern, they can cause some discomfort and may make you self-conscious about your appearance. 

Dr. Imtiaz Ahmad at Comprehensive Vein Treatment Center offers treatments for varicose veins, including a procedure called microphlebectomy. If you have varicose veins and you’d like them gone, this treatment might be right for you. 

Varicose vein causes

You might imagine your veins as empty tubes running throughout your body, but that’s not accurate. Instead, your veins have one-way valves throughout them. These valves function to keep your blood moving toward your heart. 

If you didn’t have valves in your veins, gravity would pull the blood in your legs down toward your feet between each beat of your heart. The valves prevent that, and keep the blood moving toward your heart. 

Over time, though, the valves in your veins can become damaged and begin to leak. The blood that leaks around the valves pools up, increasing the pressure in your veins, and resulting in the twisted, knotty appearance of varicose veins. 

Symptoms of varicose veins

Not everyone who has varicose veins has symptoms other than the appearance of the veins, but you may feel a sensation of heaviness, aching, itching, cramps in your legs at night, or you may have changes in your skin color. Standing for long periods may increase your symptoms. 

Treating varicose veins

An efficient way to treat varicose veins is to seal off the damaged vein. You have lots of veins, and your blood will simply find a different path to travel to your heart. 

Once the blood is no longer traveling through the vein, it shrivels up. Your body can dispose of it in the same way it disposes of dead or severely damaged cells, through your lymphatic system. Another way to treat varicose veins is microphlebectomy, which may be a better choice for you. 

Microphlebectomy 

Dr. Ahmad can remove the damaged veins during a procedure called microphlebectomy, which is also sometimes called ambulatory phlebectomy. When you have microphlebectomy, Dr. Ahmad makes tiny incisions and removes the damaged veins through them. 

The incisions are so small, you won’t even have stitches. The procedure is done in our office, and you’ll be walking the same day. 

If you’d like to learn more about microphlebectomy and find out whether or not you’re a candidate for this same-day treatment that rids you of varicose veins, book an appointment today at Comprehensive Vein Treatment Center.  

You can request an appointment online, or you can call our office in Trenton, New Jersey, at 609-890-2966 Monday through Friday 10am-5pm, and we’ll be happy to get you scheduled.

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