Warmer temperatures inspire changes not only in our wardrobe but also in how we spend our time. Longer, sunny days motivate us to become more active whether it’s going for walks, hiking or enjoying a bike ride with our friends and family. When you have venous disease, you might want to skip these activities to avoid wearing shorts or because you feel too physically uncomfortable to enjoy them. Don’t let vein problems keep you from doing what you love; let the board-certified professionals at Advanced Vein Therapy help you love your legs again.
“The care truly was professional and everybody was caring. All staff was super nice and made me very comfortable. Dr. Moore was totally comfortable with this procedure and made me very relaxed and didn’t rush, always giving heads up with what’s next.”—Satisfied AVT Patient
Venous disease occurs when the one-way valves that help blood return to your heart begin to fail and allow that blood to pool in your veins. The increased pressure created from this pooling causes the vein walls to stretch and bulge. It begins as a cosmetic issue that progresses to more severe symptoms such as pressure and pain. Fortunately, there are easy treatment options to reverse these conditions and restore vascular health to your legs.
Vein problems don’t discriminate based on gender and age, and symptoms can begin appearing in patients as young as their twenties. It’s really up to your genetics if they will be a problem for you, but pregnancy and occupations that require long periods of standing can increase your chances of having spider or varicose veins.
“Seriously the staff had all the bases covered and I felt they went the extra mile in explaining my procedure. I like being walked through the procedure as it is happening.”—Satisfied AVT Patient
All varicose vein treatments begin with a complimentary screening at our convenient Boise location. Our professional and caring staff will use the latest ultrasound technology to map your veins. A technologist who has undergone advanced ultrasound training that focuses on vascular conditions performs this non-invasive procedure. Using this information our interventional radiologists can create an individual treatment plan to help you look and feel better.
“Perfect, don’t change anything. Very pleasant experience. Staff were so nice and friendly.”—Satisfied AVT Patient
For minor problems like spider veins at the skin’s surface, foam sclerotherapy is performed. This FDA-approved foaming medication is injected into the diseased veins using a small needle. This medication stimulates the closure of the vessel by irritating the vein wall and causing the veins to disappear.
Endovenous Laser Ablation Treatment (EVLA or EVLT) is the procedure of choice for varicose veins. EVLT can eliminate these large, painful veins by using an ultrasound-guided laser to heat and shrink them. This typically takes about two hours and you will be able to resume your normal activities almost immediately while wearing compression stockings. Once the damaged veins have been taken care of, your body immediately reroutes the blood flow to your healthy veins and the treated veins are reabsorbed.
At Advance Vein Therapy, we value customer service as much as technical expertise. Your comfort is our priority and we will do all that we can to make sure you fully understand each step of your treatment and take care of you as if you were our own family.
“I can’t see any way that it could be improved. Everything and everyone was excellent in care, explanations and putting up with me. They deserve a medal!”—Satisfied AVT Patient
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms of venous disease, it’s time to give AVT a call:
- Veins visible on the surface of the skin that have a “road map” appearance
- Large “garden hose” type veins
- Legs that feel heavy or under pressure
- Leg pain and discomfort
- Swollen ankles
- Leg ulcers that won’t heal, especially around the ankle area
If you want your legs to be ready for all of the fun that summer brings, it’s time to schedule your complimentary vein consultation. During this thorough evaluation, our vein experts will guide you through your treatment options and patiently answer any questions you may have. Venous disease treatment is even covered by most health plans and Medicare. Call us at (208) 947-0100.