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Tinsley Surgical also provides varicose vein treatment using VenaCure® laser therapy. This technology uses a highly focused beam of light energy to heat the varicose vein, closing it off so blood can’t flow through it and causing it to disappear.
VenaCure laser therapy is entirely noninvasive and works best on smaller varicose veins.Schedule Appointment
Varicose veins are a common problem that mainly affects the legs, although they can develop elsewhere. The veins become more prominent, showing through your skin as blue or purple lines and loops. As they worsen, the loops start to twist and bulge out from the skin.
Some people develop varicose veins that don’t cause any symptoms, apart from looking unsightly. However, many people find varicose veins make their legs ache and feel uncomfortable. The veins might start itching or feel tender, and they can become ulcerous long term, meaning you develop open sores that are difficult to heal.
Severe varicose veins can form blood clots that can lead to thrombosis, or even pulmonary embolism if a clot breaks away and travels to your lungs.
Varicose veins develop when the valves inside your veins stop working as they should. The valves are meant to keep blood flowing from your veins back to your heart. If they aren’t working correctly, blood can build up, trickling back up the vein and pooling, so the vein swells.
The more blood that pools in the veins, the more they swell and bulge, and the more likely they are to cause you discomfort.