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Vein Care Solutions
Varicose and spider veins can affect your emotional and physical health. Find a care team that’s experienced in treating vein conditions. Doctors and care teams at VeinSolutions are experienced in treating varicose and spider veins with minimally-invasive treatments. We start by listening to you. Then, we create a care plan that's right for you.
Get care for your veins, close to home. We are conveniently located on the first floor of the Women's Center. Varicose veins can cause rashes, burning sensations or a feeling of heaviness in the legs. In serious conditions, they can lead to phlebitis, inflammation of the veins, or blood clots and skin ulcers. Varicose veins can also lower self-esteem and may make you feel self-conscious.
When bulging leg veins are uncomfortable, especially at night, or skin discoloration affects your self-image, our vascular health specialists are here to deliver personalized care.
Vascular Specialists at Ascension St. Vincent provide compassionate, personalized care. Our board-certified vascular surgeons have created an innovative approach to vein care using the latest technologies in the diagnosis and treatment of cosmetic and therapeutic vein conditions. Minimally invasive techniques for spider and varicose veins can mean faster healing time. To schedule a free screening or make an appointment, call 800-447-0233.
If you need vein care, Vascular Specialists at Ascension St. Vincent provide a variety of innovative treatment options:
- Radiofrequency VNUS Closure
- Laser and light Therapy
Radiofrequency VNUS closure
This outpatient procedure is a minimally invasive treatment available for patients with superficial venous reflux, which often results in varicose veins and other painful symptoms.
Sclerotherapy is an injection treatment used to eliminate spider veins and reticular veins. This treatment is considered cosmetic and is not a covered benefit through your insurance provider.
Laser and light therapy
Without needles or incisions, laser and light therapy treats facial spider veins, rosacea, and vascular birthmarks such as port wine stains and hemangiomas.
Common vein conditions that are cared for at Ascension Medical Group - St. Vincent - VeinSolutions include:
- Varicose Veins
- Spider Veins
- Facial Veins
Frequently asked questions
What are varicose veins?
Varicose veins are enlarged, twisted veins. When veins are working properly, they return blood to the heart for reoxygenation. When their valves fail, leak or are damaged, some of the blood flows in a backward direction instead of toward the heart where it may collect in a pool. This can cause the veins to become distended, and that’s when you can get symptoms such as pain, burning, itching, throbbing and fatigue.
When should I be concerned about my varicose veins?
Over time, severe varicose veins may lead to long-term mild swelling. That can result in more serious skin and tissue problems. These include ulcers and non healing sores. The symptoms of varicose veins may look like other health problems. Always talk with your healthcare provider for a diagnosis.
Varicose veins may also limit your ability to work or your capacity for leisure activities. Left untreated, varicose veins may cause serious health issues such as venous leg ulcers, skin discolorations or blood clots.
What are spider veins?
Spider veins are the ones you see closer to the skin’s surface that may appear small, threadlike and wispy. They may appear red or purple in color; however, reticular veins or “feeder” veins may appear bluish-green and can have a marbled appearance. Spider veins and reticular veins are generally considered a cosmetic condition and usually not covered by insurance.
What are facial veins?
Facial spider veins range in size from small, wispy red and purple veins to larger blue-green veins. The small veins are commonly seen on the nose, cheeks and chin. The larger veins may be found in the temple area, around the eyes and along the jawline. These veins typically do not cause pain and are considered cosmetic.
What is rosacea?
Rosacea begins as flushing and redness on the face, across the cheeks, nose, and forehead but can also affect the neck and chest. Other characteristics of rosacea may be dilation of the superficial blood vessels on the face with small red bumps.
To schedule a vein screening or make an appointment with an Ascension St Vincent vascular specialist, call 800-447-0233.