Painful and often disabling, venous insufficiency causes problems for millions of people. The good news is there is help for venous insufficiency at PSC Vein Care.
It happens when the veins in your legs keep blood from flowing back up to your heart. When your valves don’t work well, your veins dilate, widen, and stretch. Venous insufficiency can also cause blood to pool and collect in your legs. Untreated, patients may suffer from increased pressure in their legs, pain, swelling, leg cramps, bulging veins, changes in skin color, varicose veins, and leg ulcers.
At PSC Vein Care, we treat venous insufficiency, varicose veins, and spider veins, which can be both a cosmetic and medical issue requiring attention. Our experienced staff uses vein mapping to evaluate veins and create a treatment plan. Vein treatment options include the following.
- Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) uses heat to close the saphenous veins that contribute to varicose veins in the legs. It’s a clinically proven, minimally invasive procedure that treats superficial varicose veins and chronic insufficiency with little or no discomfort or downtime.
- With sclerotherapy, we inject your veins with a solution that causes your blood vessels to close and dissolve. Sclerotherapy is the primary treatment option for spider veins.
- Phlebectomy involves removing medium to large varicose veins through tiny skin punctures that don’t require stitches. This procedure is minimally invasive and used for veins we can’t treat with sclerotherapy.
If you’re interested in discussing your vein treatment options, your first step is a consultation with one of our vein specialists. Call 316-688-7500 to schedule your appointment.
Real Patients. Real Results.
Our patient, Tenley, had radiofrequency ablation of the great saphenous veins on both legs.
Explain your journey to radiofrequency ablation:
Tenley: Ever since I had children, I’ve had leg pain. It was hard to stand or walk, and my legs swelled a lot. I also had large veins on the front and back of my legs that were popped out. I visited with PSC Aesthetics, who referred me to PSC Vein Care. After a sonogram, where they saw that the veins in my thighs were stuck open and pooling with blood, they diagnosed me with Venous Insufficiency.
They recommended radiofrequency ablation followed by injections. I learned I needed to take care of this issue to prevent problems throughout my life. Since I’d been a dancer, was a runner, had children, and had a genetic predisposition to Venous Insufficiency, I needed to take care of it.
How did you feel during and after the treatment?
Tenley: They gave me something, so I was less aware and used lidocaine. While I was awake, the pain wasn’t too bad. I did one leg, followed by the other a few weeks later.
When did you notice a change?
Tenley: After the dressings and stockings came off, I noticed a shocking difference because I hadn’t done my other leg yet. I knew then that I could handle any pain on the other leg because it was so worth it, and my leg looked and felt great.
A week after my second treatment, I went on the best run of my life. My legs didn’t hurt, and I could breathe better, too.
Are you happy with your results?
Tenley: Absolutely. Not only do my legs look better, but I can wear shorts without worrying about what my legs look like, stand for long periods of time, and walk longer without taking breaks. My clothes and shoes fit better because I am no longer swollen. The outcome is definitely worth it.
Do you have advice for people considering radiofrequency ablation?
Tenley: If your legs are in pain, they are swollen, or you have veins that pop out, please visit with PSC Vein Care. It was so nice to have the affirmation that something was wrong and even better to know they could fix it. Venous Insufficiency is a serious problem and can cause you issues if you don’t take care of it.