Varicose Vein Treatment
Rosen Vein Care
David Ian Rosen, MD
Vein Specialist located in Chicago, IL
If you’re one of the 35% of adults who have varicose veins, chances are you want them removed to improve your appearance. But there’s also an essential medical reason to treat varicose veins, as they can lead to pain, swelling, and other complications. As a vein specialist, David Rosen, MD, at Rosen Vein Care in Chicago, Illinois, offers several varicose vein treatment options that produce exceptional results and permanently eliminate your unsightly veins. To learn about your treatment options, call or schedule an appointment online today.
Varicose Vein Treatment Q & A
What are varicose veins?
Varicose veins are enlarged blood vessels that are blue or purple and highly visible as they bulge above the surface of your skin. These twisted and tangled-looking veins most often appear in your legs.
What causes varicose veins?
- Genetics (family history)
- Being female
- Old age
- Being overweight
- Standing or sitting for a long time
What symptoms develop if I have varicose veins?
- Leg pain and discomfort
- Heavy-feeling or uncomfortable legs
- Swollen feet or ankles
- Restless legs
- Burning or throbbing feeling
- White patches around the ankles
- Dry, itchy skin
- Reddish-brown skin discoloration
What complications develop due to varicose veins?
How are varicose veins treated?
Endovenous laser ablation
During endovenous laser ablation, Dr. Rosen inserts a catheter in a vein in your leg and uses ultrasound imaging to guide the vein to the end of the targeted varicose vein.
After releasing a local anesthetic, Dr. Rosen withdraws the catheter, sending laser energy from the catheter into the vein walls. Heat from the laser permanently closes the vein.
Radiofrequency ablation (RFA)
Dr. Rosen performs this treatment the same way as laser ablation. The difference is that radiofrequency energy heats and closes the vein walls.
VenaSeal is an injectable, medical-grade adhesive that seals the vein walls together. The adhesive is delivered from inside the vein using a catheter.
When you want to eliminate unsightly varicose veins, call Rosen Vein Care or schedule an appointment online.