You have certainly heard of health care screenings that can help you stay healthy and that can catch physical issues before they turn into larger problems or chronic diseases. While you probably know about bone density scans, colonoscopies, mammograms and other screenings, one that you may not have heard of is the varicose vein screening. Whether you have had visible veins for years or have just started noticing changes in the visible veins of your legs, we can help you with a complete screening at Ozark Regional Vein Center.
Our vein screenings are free and are designed to fit easily into your busy life. Each appointment takes only 30 minutes or less and is completely comfortable and noninvasive. After the screening, we can recommend treatment if necessary and can let you know if your visible veins are only posing cosmetic issues or are leading to more concerning physical issues. Your results can be based on what we can visibly see on your skin, your answers to our screening questions and the results of your venous ultrasound, which is noninvasive and which shows the health of the veins beneath the surface of your skin that we cannot see with the naked eye.
After your screening, we will let you know if you have any venous problems and whether or not the problems that you have are physical issues that could cause worsening disease or merely cosmetic issues. Whatever the case may be, we offer several treatments at Ozark Regional Vein Center that can have you living your best life while also feeling comfortable in your own skin.
Cosmetic venous issues usually center on spider veins. These are tiny surface-level veins that usually make a web-like pattern of red, blue or purple color on the surface of your skin. These very tiny veins are best treated with sclerotherapy injections or laser treatments. Sclerotherapy kills the blood vessel when a solution is injected into the affected vessels. Laser treatments use noninvasive energy waves to kill the veins.
However, the most important reason to seek regular vein screenings is to protect your body from varicose veins. These veins also appear on the surface of the skin. However, they are much larger than spider veins and appear as twisted vessels rising from the surface. These veins can pose much more than cosmetic issues. For many, they can cause discomfort and cramping in the area, lead to restless legs that make it difficult to sleep and may even progress to swelling in the area, itchiness of the skin and skin ulcers. We have many options for treating varicose veins if this is what your diagnosis is. If you haven’t begun receiving varicose vein screenings, maybe now is the time to start. Reach out to our office here at Ozark Regional Vein Center to learn more. Contact us today and schedule your consultation!