McCurtain Family Medical Clinic
General Family Practice located in Broken Bow, OK
Varicose veins are common and affect the tone and texture of your skin. If your visible veins make you uncomfortable, you may spend time searching for ways to cover them up, or wonder how you can get rid of them. With advances in laser technology, Jason McHenry, PA-C, and the experienced providers at McCurtain Family Medical Clinic can get rid of your varicose veins without pain or lengthy downtime. Call the office in Broken Bow, Oklahoma, or book an appointment online to get started today.
Varicose Veins Q&A
What are varicose veins?
Varicose veins are enlarged, raised veins that appear under your skin. They’re very common and may affect any part of your body. However, varicose veins most often develop on the legs.
Though not usually a serious health concern, varicose veins may make you self-conscious about your appearance. Varicose veins may also cause discomfort such as leg pain, itching, or swelling.
McCurtain Family Medical Clinic offers laser treatment to get rid of varicose veins.
The providers are experts in laser treatments and were trained by the National Laser Institute. In addition to varicose veins, the family medicine practice also offers laser hair removal and laser treatment for sun spots.
What causes varicose veins?
Your veins contain one-way valves that open and close to help push your blood back to your heart and lungs for reoxygenation. Damage to the valves or walls of your veins causes varicose veins.
When the valves or walls of your veins are damaged, the valves don’t fully close, allowing blood to flow backward and pool. The excess pressure from the blood causes the vein to enlarge, resulting in the visible vein.
You may be at greater risk of developing varicose veins if you spend long periods of time standing or sitting. Your risk of developing the enlarged veins also increases as you get older.
How are varicose veins treated?
Initial treatment for varicose veins focuses on lifestyle changes to alleviate symptoms. Treatment may include:
- Regular exercise
- Weight loss
- Not standing or sitting for long periods of time
- Wearing compression stockings
Though lifestyle changes may alleviate your symptoms, they won’t get rid of your varicose veins.
To get rid of your varicose veins, McCurtain Family Medical Clinic uses an advanced laser tool. The laser tool targets the pigments in your varicose vein and heats the blood vessel, causing it to constrict and collapse.
Your body then reroutes blood through a healthy vein, and your varicose vein disappears over time. Laser vein treatment at McCurtain Family Medical Clinic is quick and painless.
When can I expect results from treatment for varicose veins?
You can expect to see improvements in your skin immediately after your first laser treatment. However, your laser expert at McCurtain Family Medical Clinic may recommend more than one laser session to completely clear the visible vein.
The practice creates personalized laser treatment plans for varicose veins that fit your lifestyle, comfort level, desired downtime, and beauty goals.
To get rid of your unsightly varicose veins, call McCurtain Family Medical Clinic or book an appointment online today.