When to See a Vein SpecialistA vein specialist, like those found at Universal Dermatology & Vein Care, will be able to diagnose, treat, and monitor both cosmetic and medical vein issues you may have. An estimated 30-40% of the U.S. adult population experiences some type of vein disorder. Our clinical services encompass all elements of vascular care, from medical varicose vein management to cosmetic spider vein removal. We perform all the diagnostic evaluations and minimally invasive procedures in our comfortable outpatient office setting.

Varicose Veins. Veins in the legs function to return blood back to the heart. Leg veins contain valves that close and stop blood from flowing backwards towards the feet. Working long hours standing on your feet, a family history, or recent pregnancy can make you prone to having vein valve weakness and failure. Damaged vein valves don’t shut properly and thus allow blood to leak backward, leading to a build-up of pressure within the vein. This excessive pressure over a period of time can cause large, dilated, twisted varicose veins to form. Varicose veins are often accompanied with symptoms like cramping, swelling, pain, or even tired feeling legs. With a simple, painless ultrasound in the office, we can check the status of your leg veins and determine if you are a candidate for medical therapy.. The old days of varicose vein stripping is long gone. We use the latest technology in varicose vein treatment, called Endo-Venous Laser Treatment (EVLT), which uses a small laser fiber to seal the varicose vein shut from the inside. This quick, 1 hour procedure is extremely effective, has virtually no down time, and is covered by most insurances.

Spider Veins. Spider veins are caused when small, superficial blood vessels dilate and rise to the surface of the skin. These unsightly red and blue veins rarely cause symptoms, and can be easily treated cosmetically with sclerotherapy or external laser treatments at Universal Dermatology & Vein Care.

Whether your motivation for vein treatment is symptomatic or cosmetic, we are here to help!

To schedule an appointment to discuss your leg vein concerns, contact Universal Dermatology & Vein Care today at 614-706-3057.

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    • Zequek Estrada

      I’m a bit surprised that around 30-40% of adults in the states. That’s a lot higher than I would have imagined. I think that one of my neighbors has a problem with her veins, but she’s very self-conscious of it. I’m pretty sure she’ll find it comforting to learn that it’s more common than she thinks.

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    • Alex Dean

      My mother is starting to develop varicose veins, and we are looking into different treatments. It’s good to know that when we go to the doctor that they will do a painless ultra-sound, to discover the best course of action for her. I like that different treatments will be available to her, and we will be able to choose one to that she will be comfortable with.

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    • Braden Bills

      I’ve noticed weird looking veins on my legs, and I’m pretty sure that they are varicose veins. It makes sense that I would want to see a vein specialist! They could determine what my best course of action would be to get this taken care of.

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    • Harper Campbell

      My grandmother has spider veins, and is wanting to find a treatment to help get rid of them. It’s good to know that we might want to look into finding a doctor that offers external laser treatments. This will be really helpful so that we can get her a fast and simple treatment that will get the job done.

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    • s.hexner81@gmail.com

      My sister pointed out that my veins were quite prominent in some areas and that I should see a doctor about it. I just thought as I get older, that is the natural thing that veins do, but I guess not. Your point that in combination of varicose veins there is cramping, swelling, pain and even tired feeling legs. Thanks for mentioning all those details because now I hope to find a vascular doctor as soon as possible to hopefully slow down the damage that has already happened.

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    • Jay Ren

      It’s interesting that 30-40% of the population experience a vein disorder like you said. I’ve heard a lot about varicose veins, but I’ve never known anyone that had them. Hopefully, I don’t get them, but it looks like I’ll be seeing a specialist if I ever do. Great info!

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