Varicose Vein Treatment in Jersey City, NJ
Residents of Bayonne and the nearby locales in New Jersey can receive varicose vein treatments at Vein and Skin Studio. Dr. Zbigniew Moszczynski is a renowned board-certified general surgeon and phlebologist who provides safe and effective treatments for varicose veins.
What are Varicose Veins?
Varicose veins are veins that twist and bulge on the surface of the legs, with a red and blue appearance. When valves in the veins weaken, they allow blood to collect and pool, and the circulation stops and builds up pressure. When this happens, the veins enlarge and become twisted and bulge, creating an unsightly appearance. However, some people may develop complications such as ulcerations and possibly cardiovascular problems. Varicose veins will worsen over time, so treatment is necessary to avoid further complications.
For the most part, varicose veins are a cosmetic concern. However, if they worsen, they can cause discomfort and swelling in your legs and ankles. Warning signs of varicose veins include:
- Tension, cramps, fatigue, and pain in the calves
- Swollen ankles
- Heavy legs
- Tired legs
What Causes Varicose Veins?
A normal, healthy vein sends blood back to the heart to be re-oxygenated. If the vein becomes diseased or damaged, tiny valves that normally block the backflow of blood can fail. When they fail, blood can flow down into the extremities and pool there, leading to the formation of varicose veins.
Varicose veins can be caused from the following:
- Lack of exercise
- Long periods of standing or sitting
- High-fat, low-fiber in your diet
- Hormones & medications
- Aging and over the age of 40
Why Treat Varicose Veins?
Varicose veins may require treatment if any of the following are present:
- Varicose veins that are causing blood flow problems
- Leg heaviness and pain
- Skin sores or skin changes due to excessive pressure in the veins
- Swelling or blood clots in the veins
How are Varicose Veins Treated?
- Endovenous Laser Ablation is a minimally invasive procedure to help rid varicose veins. During the procedure, a thin laser fiber is used to create heat and collapse the vein. Patients will only need local anesthesia to ensure no discomfort, and the procedure is done in the office. There is little to no downtime, and the vein will eventually disappear.
- VenaCure EVLT™ is the #1 choice when treating varicose veins. The procedure is minimally invasive, and patients will have no downtime. EVLT™ uses laser energy to close the vein, causing it to collapse from view. The vein will not be able to carry blood, and this will eliminate the bulging and pressure. This has no risk because these veins are superficial and do not carry blood to the heart. The procedure only takes about 30 minutes to complete, and patients can return to their day to day activities. The EVLT™ procedure is safe and proven effective.
- Sclerotherapy is another procedure used to treat varicose and spider veins. Sclerotherapy is done by injecting a salt solution directly into the vein. The lining of the blood vessel swells and sticks together which creates blood clots. Eventually, scar tissue is formed, and the vein slowly fades from view. The procedure only takes around 15-30 minutes. Sclerotherapy is done in the office and requires only a few days of downtime from exercise.
- Venous Ulcer Treatment is performed when veins start to cause damage and skin loss around the ankles. Venous Ulcers are caused from leaking Varicose Veins, and treatment of the veins may be necessary. Venous Ulcers need to be wrapped in special compression bandages by a trained physician. The physician may rarely need to surgically remove veins that are causing the problem.
Varicose Vein Treatment Preparations
Inform Dr. Moszczynski if you are pregnant or taking any medications, including supplements or over-the-counter drugs. He may recommend you stop taking medications that thin the blood, such as aspirin, warfarin, ibuprofen, and other similar drugs.
Varicose Vein Treatment Recovery
Compression stockings will be wrapped around your legs to restrict swelling. These stockings should be left in place for up to three days, and compression stockings must also be worn for up to one week following your treatment. You may resume your daily activities on the same day of your procedure. During a follow-up appointment, Dr. Moszczynski may examine your legs with the use of an ultrasound device to ensure that the treated veins remain sealed.
Am I at Risk for Varicose Veins?
Factors that can contribute to the development of varicose veins include:
- Family medical history
- Sitting or standing for long periods of time
- Being overweight or obese
- Hormonal changes due to pregnancy, menopause, or puberty
- Birth control drugs
- History of blood clots
- Hormone replacement therapy
How can Varicose Veins be Prevented?
One way to avoid developing varicose veins is to make sure that you frequently rest your legs when you must stand for a long period. Physical activity can also promote the adequate circulation of your blood.
What Varicose Veins Treatments are Offered by Vein and Skin Studio?
Vein and Skin Studio provides the following minimally invasive varicose vein treatments:
Vein and Skin Studio provides cutting-edge varicose vein treatments that are minimally invasive for Bayonne residents and those living in neighboring towns in New Jersey. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Zbigniew Moszczynski.