Find Relief From Your Varicose Veins
If you are suffering from pain, heaviness, restlessness, skin discoloration or unsightly and prominent veins in your legs, Dr. Jacobs can help. Board-Certified in Phlebology, Dr. Jacobs can easily remedy varicose veins right in our office with safe and effective treatment options.
About Varicose Veins
Varicose Veins Overview
Varicose veins are enlarged, twisted veins that are often visibly protruding from the leg in the thigh, calf or ankle area. This can cause discomfort, aching, heaviness or restlessness. In addition to the visible vein, there may also be discoloration of the skin. The presence of varicose veins may signal an underlying circulatory problem, or may simply be a cosmetic and comfort issue. About 35% of people in the United States are prone to varicose veins, with adult women being the most often affected. Certain factors such as genetics, pregnancy, obesity and age can make you more likely to develop varicose veins.
Diagnosis of Varicose Veins
In order to diagnose your varicose veins, Dr. Jacobs will perform a visual exam as well as an ultrasound to assess vein function or search for an underlying issue.
Varicose Vein Treatment
Our ultra-clean and modern state-of-the-art facility offers several different treatment options depending on your needs. All treatments by Dr. Jacobs are minimally-invasive and boast quick recovery times.
- Endovenous laser treatment (EVLT) — Laser treatment seals off defective veins which are often the underlying root of varicose veins.
- Sclerotherapy — This procedure involves injecting a solution directly into the vein which causes it to collapse and become less prominent or completely invisible in the leg.
- Microphlebectomy — This vein removal option is an in-office procedure to remove the troublesome veins that are bulging at the skin’s surface.
To learn more about getting rid of varicose veins and restoring your youthful legs, call South Shore Vein today at 516-865-1234.