Varicose and Spider Vein Treatments
At Advanced Surgical Arts, varicose and spider veins can be safely treated with various procedures ranging such as; EVLA (laser ablation) to special injections. The procedures are comfortable, won’t leave noticeable scars and can eliminate very small spider veins to even the largest of varicose veins. The appearance of varicose and spider veins is a sign of vein disease, a progressive medical condition that should be addressed as soon as possible.
What Causes Vein Disease
Varicose and spider veins tend to be a genetic problem in which malfunctioning valves in your veins allows the blood to flow in the wrong direction causing it to pool and create bulging varicose and spider veins. Early treatment is important since vein disease tends to get worse with age, pregnancy, weight gain, extended stress on legs, and injury.
Impact of Vein Disease
Not only can the results of Vein Disease be unsightly and painful, but the condition, if left untreated, can lead to health problems such as swelling, hyperpigmentation (skin darkening), venous ulcers, deep vein thrombosis (blood clots) and even death.
Signs of Vein Disease
- Painful Veins
- Sore or Heavy Feeling in Legs
- Patchy or Dry Skin on Legs or Feet
- Skin Rash near Veins
- Bulging Veins
- Leg ulcers
- Foot numbness
- Restless leg syndrome
Treatments for Varicose and Spider Veins
Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA) is a procedure that uses a laser beam light to eliminate or reduce varicose veins. The surgery closes and shrinks the vein and causes scar tissue within the vessel. This seals off the malfunctioning vein causing the blood to correctly flow through healthy veins instead. Read More – EVLA
Sclerotherapy is a procedure used to treat small varicose and spider veins. An irritant solution is injected directly into the vein, causing the lining of the blood vessel to stick together. Over time, the treated vessel scars, then disappears. Sclerotherapy is a non-surgical procedure involving a few injections of liquid or foam solution called a Sclerosant. Read More – Sclerotherapy
Laser Ablation Treatment
For smaller spider veins near the surface of the skin, a laser ablation treatment is an option that offers the best outcomes with little to no complications. An advanced laser that has a 1064 light beam is used eliminate the spider vein while gently passing through the surrounding tissue. Read More – Laser Ablation
Phlebectomy is a minimally invasive procedure that is used to remove varicose veins that are close to the skin’s surface. The procedure is performed in the office on an out patient basis. Read More– Phlebectomy
Doohi Lee, MD Vein Experience
Starting in 2005, Dr. Doohi Lee become one of the first vein doctors in the DFW area to be board certified to treat Vein Disease. He is an expert at diagnosing and treating all types of vein conditions and is certified by the American Board of;
- Radiology – Interventional Radiologist
- Vein and Lymphatic Disease – Vein Surgeon
- Laser Medicine and Surgery – Laser Surgeon
- Regenerative Medicine – Surgeon
Dr. Lee’s skills are internationally recognized and he spends considerable time educating and training other medical professionals on advanced vein surgery procedures. He practices and teaches minimally invasive, no-scar techniques for vein ablation, along with sclerotherapy and external laser procedures that result in healthy and beautiful legs.