Radiofrequency Technology: The Next Wave for Treating Varicose Veins

La Jolla Vein Care is excited to introduce the VNUS Closure procedure to its patients. This procedure is also known as radiofrequency ablation (RFA). The procedure is minimally invasive—and it’s an advanced alternative to laser treatment. The result? Better outcomes with less pain and less bruising. In particular, this procedure is beneficial when there is venous insufficiency present in the Greater Saphenous and Small Saphenous veins, making it clear that the next wave of technology for vein treatment is here—and it’s at La Jolla Vein Care. 

The VNUS CLOSURE

The VNUS Closure

 

Before and After

Before and After Treatment of Varicose Veins with VNUS Closure

Peak Performance

Compression stockings are known for improving circulation after the removal of varicose veins. But can they improve athletic performance? The answer is a resounding yes. According to Medi, compression sport stockings are clinically proven in increase performance. Over the course of a marathon, for example, running time is reduced by approximately five minutes while the exertion on your muscles is reduced by roughly six percent. Moreover, a study by Technische Universität Dresden reveals that blood circulation is 30% higher at rest after engaging in certain athletic activities when wearing compression sport stockings. So whether you’re a jogger checking out the scenery or a hard-core athlete training for a marathon, there’s something to help you reach your peak.

Sincerely,

Executive Team

Getting Results

Compression is important part of the overall healing process. As a result, you’ll need to wear compression stockings following the treatment to ensure you get the best outcomes. Physiologically, compression therapy increases venous blood flow back to the heart, reduces reflux in diseased veins, increases venous blood flow, reduces elevated water content of the tissue, reduces inflammation, and sustains reparative processes. In short, compression therapy not only improves results after treatment, but it also improves blood flow and reduces symptoms and swelling in the legs. Get treated, start healing, and get good results.

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Executive Team

Symptom Relief

While varicose veins are not preventable, there are certain things you can do to ease the pain. With mild symptoms, it’s often good to exercise lightly (e.g., walking, bicycling, swimming, etc.). This allows you to strengthen your leg muscles to help push blood back to the heart. With exercise on your mind, it’s also good to work towards maintaining your ideal body weight. If you’re looking for immediate relief, please note that properly fitted elastic hose with the compression level by recommended by your physician can help you manage the symptoms. While only a vein specialist can tell you exactly what to do based on your specific condition, you can take a few small steps towards easing your symptoms in the meantime. If you’re in the office while reading this post, perhaps you might want to lean back and relax. After all, elevating your legs is another way to control your symptoms.

Sincerely,

Executive Team

Beautiful Legs

Keeping your legs beautiful might require a little help. Varicose veins, for example, affect a large number of people around the world every year. In the United States alone, up to 55% of women are likely to experience vein-related problems in their legs. Today, varicose veins are easily treated through a procedure called sclerotherapy. As your veins disappear after treatment, you might want to know if they’re gone for good. While properly treated veins are removed permanently, new veins may eventually appear. Why? Different veins (that were not previously treated) may have weak valves that give over time, eventually resulting in new varicose veins. The good news? These veins can be easily removed using the same treatment. Take comfort in knowing you can easily remove your varicose veins now—and that you have a safe and easy option for keeping your legs beautiful for the rest of your life.

Sincerely,

Executive Team

Skin Deep?

An estimated 80 million Americans suffer from a vein-related condition. Since most veins lie deep under the skin’s surface, vein disorders are not always visible to the naked eye. As a result, it’s important to be aware of the symptoms that might reveal an underlying vein condition. If you’re experiencing pain, fatigue, heaviness, cramping, or restlessness in your legs, you should seek expert consultation. Today, a venous duplex scan is used to view internal images of your veins, even the veins beneath the muscles (deep veins). The ultrasound exam, which is painless and takes fewer than 30 minutes, allows a trained specialist to examine your venous system to determine if your symptoms are connected to a vein-related condition. The good news is that many vein conditions can be easily treated. Often, you just need to look beneath the surface to get moving in the right direction.

Sincerely,

Executive Team

Industry Insights

Get downtown for the San Diego Health and Beauty Expo on September 8, 2010. The event provides an interactive forum that allows attendees to learn about the latest technologies and treatments in the areas of Cosmetic Surgery, Skin Care, Spa, Wellness, and more. Among the featured speakers is La Jolla Vein Care’s Dr. Nisha Bunke. Dr Bunke will share her knowledge with the public and provide the latest  insights into a rapidly evolving field of medicine. With easy access to the experts along with product demos, appetizers, and giveaways, the event is the place to be for anyone with an interest in healthy living—and it’s at the lavish Se Hotel.

Sincerely,

Executive Team

Beyond Saline

If you’re looking to remove spider veins or varicose veins, you may find that saline injections are infrequently used. Why? They’re unnecessary. Today, more effective solutions are available for treating damaged veins. In short, saline injections cause stinging upon injection.  The saline solution mixes with the blood in larger veins, never making contact with the vein wall.  As a result, saline injections are only effective for tiny spider veins.  If sclerotherapy failed to remove your larger veins in the past, this is probably why. The good news? More effective and painless solutions are now available. Ask a board certified vein specialist (Phlebologist) which type of solution you should you use—and see if you’re ready to move beyond saline.

Sincerely,

Executive Team

An Alternative to Surgery

Today, sclerotherapy is clearly the gold standard for removing spider and varicose veins. During this procedure, a specially trained physician injects a safe sclerosing agent directly into the blood vessel. The effectiveness of the procedure comes as a direct result of the training, experience, and judgment of the physician to make sure that the sclerosant’s volume, concentration, and exposure time are exactly right. What happens next? The solution displaces the blood in the vein, causing it to immediately appear lighter in color. The solution irritates the vein lining, causing it to collapse and blocking it from receiving more blood. Within a few weeks, the unused vein is absorbed by the body and disappears. With advancements in medicine, there’s no reason to go under the knife anymore—scleroptherpy is a safe, effective, and cost effective alternative to surgery.

Sincerely,

Executive Team