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Vein Treatments

Vein Treatments

Board-certified and aesthetic-laser-certified family physician Dr. Manu B. Aggarwal, MHSA, MD, specializes in treating vein disease. At the Vein Care Center, Dr. Aggarwal uses cutting-edge diagnostic techniques and treatments to provide patients in and around Lima and Celina, OH, and the surrounding areas of Auglaize County with outstanding care for their venous problems.

What Are Vein Treatments?

First, it’s important to understand what veins do: Simply put, your veins are responsible for transporting deoxygenated blood back to your heart. In order for veins to function properly, all the valves must close completely to prevent a backflow of blood. When these valves weaken and fail to close all the way, your blood flows more slowly, causing it to pool and creating pressure within the vein.

Problem veins, including varicose and spider veins, are unsightly and can be embarrassing for patients. But more importantly, they can pose a serious health risk. At the Vein Care Center, we offer a wide variety of state-of-the-art vein treatments to correct the appearance and functionality of your veins.

What Causes Vein Disease?

Patients with vein disease experience a weakening and sometimes complete failure of the tiny valves that normally prevent a backflow of blood. The failure of these valves causes blood to collect in the lower extremities. Eventually, due to a buildup of pressure, veins in these patients begin to bulge and twist, leading to the development of varicose veins.

Spider veins, another common condition, are blue, purple or red veins that are smaller than varicose veins. They can appear anywhere on the body, including the face. Although they usually don’t present any physical discomfort, they can indicate underlying vein disease.

Vein disorders affect nearly 80 million people in the U.S. alone. It’s important to have vein disease properly diagnosed and treated in its early stages to prevent potential serious medical complications.

Having a family history of vein disorders is the most common factor in whether or not you will be affected, but there are other causes of vein disease, including:

  • Pregnancy
  • Gender (vein disorders more commonly affect women)
  • Obesity
  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • Long periods of sitting/standing

What Are the Symptoms of Vein Disease?

If you suffer from vein disease, it’s very likely you’ve either seen or felt symptoms. They include:

  • Bulging, twisted or ropey veins
  • Throbbing, aching or pain in the lower extremities
  • Leg fatigue or a feeling of heaviness/fullness in the legs
  • An itching or burning sensation
  • Discoloration or abnormal pigmentation of the skin
  • Cramping
  • Slow-healing wounds
  • Skin rashes
  • Areas that are tender to the touch
  • Swelling

What Vein Treatments Are Available at the Vein Care Center?

The Vein Care Center, under the expert care of board-certified and aesthetic-laser-certified family physician Dr. Manu B. Aggarwal, MHSA, MD, offers several vein treatments to accommodate the needs of our patients. For varicose veins, these cutting-edge treatments include:

  • Endovenous Laser Treatment
  • Sclerotherapy
  • Echosclerotherapy (Venous Ulcer Treatment)
  • Ambulatory Phlebectomy

We also provide patients with ways to prolong varicose veins from redeveloping and maintain them after procedures:

  • Compression stockings
  • Leg exercises

Spider vein treatments available at the Vein Care Center include:

  • Laser Treatment of Spider Veins
  • Injection Sclerotherapy

Which Vein Treatment Is Right for Me?

At your consultation, Dr. Aggarwal and the Vein Care Center staff will examine you and go over your medical history in order to devise a personalized treatment plan. The best treatment for you will depend on several factors, including:

  • The type of veins you have (varicose or spider)
  • The size of your veins
  • The texture and color of your skin
  • Where your affected veins are located
  • The concentration and severity of your veins

There are several reasons why patients with vein disease should choose the Vein Care Center in Lima, OH, for their vein treatments. Serving patients in Lima, Celina, Auglaize County and surrounding areas, we were the fourth practice in the state of Ohio to be accredited as a Vein Center and the third private office in the state of Ohio to be accredited as a Vein Center. Contact us today to schedule your free screening or vein treatment consultation, and rest assured you’ll receive the best care possible.

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