Varicose Veins in Portland, ME
Bulging varicose veins can be both an embarrassing and uncomfortable problem to have. Dr. Robert Abrahamsen and the expert team at Advanced Vein Center are dedicated to giving you the quality care you deserve, so you can go back to living your healthiest and happiest life. We are proud to offer information on and treatments for varicose veins to men and women in Portland, Westbrook, Scarborough, and the neighboring communities in Maine.
What are Varicose Veins?
According to the American Heart Association, varicose veins, or veins that bulge from the surface of the skin, plague as many as 22 million women and 11 million men between the ages of 40 and 80. Varicose veins are typically found on the lower leg, making patients feel self-conscious about wearing shorts and bathing suits during the summer. They can also lead to painful symptoms, skin changes, and even ulcerations in the skin that are difficult to treat.
How Much does Varicose Vein Treatment Cost?
The cost of your varicose vein treatment is going to vary depending on your current health insurance plan, the type of treatment you choose, and the extent of treatment needed to help you achieve your desired results. To get a more accurate estimate of the cost of your varicose vein treatment, we encourage you to come into our office for a private consultation with Dr. Abrahamsen and his skilled team.
What is Causing my Varicose Veins?
Varicose veins are caused by an underlying vein disorder known as venous insufficiency, which can worsen over time if it is left untreated. Because serious complications can arise with varicose veins, it is always a good idea to have a full evaluation of the vascular system to determine if the underlying cause of the veins requires treatment. In most cases, earlier treatment means more effective elimination of varicose veins, their symptoms, and a better prognosis overall. You may have venous insufficiency if you experience:
- Visible veins protruding above the skin’s surface that may be blue, purple, or flesh-colored
- Leg fatigue and aching after long periods of sitting or standing
- Swelling of the lower leg, ankle, and foot
- Leg cramping and a feeling of restlessness in the legs, especially at night
- Skin thickening, irritation, or discoloration
- The formation of open sores around the ankle, known as venous ulcers
How Can I Treat my Varicose Veins?
Fortunately, minimally-invasive treatments like an endovenous laser ablation are available today to help you permanently relieve your varicose veins. Most patients find those uncomfortable symptoms are gone nearly instantly once treatment is completed. If you’re unsure which treatment is right to treat your varicose veins, we encourage you to come in for a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Abrahamsen. He’ll be happy to sit down with you, assess your condition, listen to your concerns, and develop a fully personalized treatment plan to help you achieve your ultimate wellness goals.
Dr. Robert Abrahamsen and the expert team at Advanced Vein Center are proud to offer advanced surgical and non-surgical treatments for your vein disorder. Located in the heart of Portland, we are happy to offer our services to men and women in Westbrook, Scarborough, and the neighboring communities in Maine. Contact us to schedule your one-on-one consultation with Dr. Abrahamsen today.