Healthy Legs for an Active Summer | Water's Edge Dermatology
Healthy Legs for an Active Summer

Are your legs ready for an active summer? If you have issues with the veins in your legs, you might not be as ready as you think.

Vein issues can be cosmetic, such as spider veins, or an indication of something more serious, which includes varicose veins, leg ulcers, painful swollen veins or blood clots.

Vein issues vary and do not improve without treatment.

As the most successful vein practice in Florida, The Vein Center at Water’s Edge specializes in identifying and treating vein conditions that could get in the way of enjoying summer fun (and life in general) to the fullest.

Here are some of the top vein issues we see in patients every day:

Spider veins

Though spider veins are generally cosmetic, sometimes they are painful and can indicate a more serious health issue. It is not safe to assume your spider veins are only a cosmetic issue. You should have them evaluated by a vein specialist to rule out any underlying medical problems.

The Vein Center at Water’s Edge offers a variety of treatment methods for spider veins including sclerotherapy, VeinGogh and laser treatment. Whether your spider veins are simply cosmetic or an indication of something more serious, our Vein Center team has you covered.

Varicose veins

As summer brings even warmer temperatures, our vein experts usually see a higher volume of patients wanting treatment for varicose veins during this time. Whether it’s wearing shorts and bathing suits or just the active nature of summer, the desire to address varicose veins peaks in summer. If you have enlarged or twisted varicose veins that make you uncomfortable wearing summer clothing or are causing you discomfort, it’s time to have your veins evaluated by a vein expert!

Our Vein Center experts can help relieve the discomfort of your varicose veins and make you feel confident in your summer shorts, dresses or bathing suits again. Don’t wait until the winter to have this treatment! The treatment options are varied and you don’t have to wait months to see results.

Venous reflux/chronic venous insufficiency

Venous reflux or chronic venous insufficiency happens when leg veins are unable to pump enough blood back to the heart because of issues in the leg vein valves. Blood can pool in the legs, causing swelling or heaviness, especially in the lower leg and ankle. Over time, venous reflux can cause pain and swelling and may even lead to leg ulcers if left untreated.

The Vein Center at Water’s Edge offers a number of treatments for venous reflux and can create a treatment plan that is customized to your specific lifestyle, needs and vein issues.

Deep vein thrombosis

Deep vein thrombosis is when a blood clot forms in a vein, often in the legs. Deep vein thrombosis can cause leg swelling or pain, but it sometimes has no symptoms at all. This is a very serious condition that can be life-threatening if a blood clot breaks free and travels through the blood stream to the lungs. Blood clots often occur after surgery or when a person is bed-ridden while recovering from surgery. The Vein Center at Water’s Edge offers several treatment options for deep vein thrombosis, including intravascular ultrasound (IVUS), vein stent and angioplasty.

Our Vein Center team is dedicated to restoring your vein health so you can have better pain-free leg function and appearance. Call today to schedule your free vein checkup and begin addressing the vein issues in your legs. You can feel confident in your vein health again. Click here to make an appointment for your summer leg evaluation now: Request an appointment