Heal Uncomfortable Venous Ulcers
Raw areas of the skin known as venous ulcers can be painful, frustrating, and potentially even lead to dangerous conditions such as skin cancer. Board-Certified Phlebologist Dr. Jacobs uses a minimally-invasive endovenous laser therapy (EVLT) procedure or foam sclerotherapy to treat the veins at the root of the problem and improve venous circulation.
About Venous Ulcers
Venous Ulcers Overview
Venous ulcers are caused by poor venous circulation. Starting as an irritating skin rash, these areas of the skin grow to be a raw open wound and rarely heal on their own. Venous ulcers are most commonly located in the lower legs and occur as a result of vein damage. This may be due to genetics, blood clots, aging, obesity, or injury. Any condition that impairs blood flow can potentially cause a venous ulcer, so the presence of one may signal a heart condition, varicose veins, or deep vein thrombosis. If left untreated, the raw skin of a venous ulcer is prone to developing infections, or even skin cancer.
Diagnosis of Venous Ulcers
A visual examination will show the presence of a venous ulcer. Earlier symptoms may include a red irritated skin rash, swelling or achiness in the legs. Dr. Jacobs will take a look at the progression of your venous ulcer to determine the best course of action for treatment.
Venous Ulcer Treatment
Endovenous laser therapy (EVLT) and foam sclerotherapy are safe, effective venous ulcer treatment options with a very high long-term success rate. Dr. Jacobs will perform the laser therapy or foam sclerotherapy on your leg to seal off the defective veins causing circulation problems. The procedure has quick recovery times and can be completed right at our ultra-clean, modern state-of-the-art facility.
To take the next step in healing your venous ulcer, call South Shore Vein today at 516-865-1234.