Although they are normally harmless, most area residents consider varicose veins to be undesirable and are interested in professional vein treatment in Omaha. The good news is that there are a wide variety of treatment options available to choose from. Our Omaha patients normally begin with some conventional form of treatment before advancing to more sophisticated treatments. No matter what the case may be, you will need some good information to help you narrow down your treatment choices.
What are Varicose Veins?
Veins are blood vessels that transport blood from other parts of the body back to the heart. Normally functioning veins have one-way valves that ensure that blood flows in only one direction. Varicose veins have dysfunctional valves that allow blood to return back into the vein, pooling there. This leads to their characteristic twisted, ropey appearance.
Dysfunctional veins do not always cause symptoms, but they may have a blue or dark purple color and appear to be bulging and twisted. You may experience a heavy or achy feeling in your legs or throbbing, burning, swelling, or muscle cramping in your lower legs. Discomfort tends to increase worse after standing or sitting for a long period of time.
When it comes to professional vein treatment in Omaha, many residents turn to sclerotherapy, which is a type of varicose veins treatment used for smaller veins. We utilize safe ultrasound energy to find the source of the problem vein. We then inject a chemical that will irritate and destroy the vein, causing it to collapse. At that point, your body will gradually absorb what is left of the varicose vein and reroute the blood that once flowed through it into neighboring blood vessels.
Contact Us for More Information
If you would like to learn more about professional vein treatment, we encourage you to reach out and make an appointment with Venus Vein Clinic! At our convenient location in Omaha, our friendly and dedicated staff will be pleased to explain your options in full and answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to set up your consultation – we look forward to speaking with you!