Varicose Veins In Portland, ME
For most men and women living with bulging varicose veins, these large, ropy veins can be both uncomfortable and embarrassing. They can also be a sign of poor vein health. At the Advanced Vein Center, we are committed to helping patients understand the cause of their varicose veins and finding a solution that helps them get back to living their healthiest, happiest lives as quickly and effectively as possible. We are proud to offer information on and treatments for varicose veins to men and women in Greater Portland, Lewiston, Central, and Southern 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 and their bulging appearance can make patients feel self-conscious. 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 will vary depending on your health insurance plan, the type of treatment required, and the extent of treatment needed to help you achieve your desired results. In order to provide a more accurate and personalized cost estimate, we can gladly schedule a consultation with our team to address your questions, concerns, goals, and recommended next steps.
How Can I Treat My Varicose Veins?
At the Advanced Vein Center, we offer effective, minimally invasive treatments, such as endovenous laser ablation, to help permanently eliminate varicose veins. Most patients find that uncomfortable symptoms disappear 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 consultation with our expert team who will sit down with you, assess your condition, listen to your concerns, and develop a fully personalized treatment plan to help you achieve your goals.
What Is Causing My Varicose Veins?
Varicose veins are caused by an underlying vein disorder known as venous insufficiency. If left untreated, this condition can worsen over time. Because serious complications can arise with varicose veins, for those presenting 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, and their symptoms and a better overall prognosis. 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
Contact Us Today
The expert team at Advanced Vein Center is proud to offer advanced surgical and non-surgical treatments for varicose veins and leg vein disorders. Conveniently located on Congress Street in Portland, we offer leading vein services to men and women in Westbrook, Scarborough, Lewiston, and the neighboring communities in Maine. Contact us to schedule your consultation today.
Related Treatments & Conditions
Endovenous laser ablation or endovenous laser treatment (ELVT) uses advanced laser technology to close off varicose veins, eliminating the discomfort and appearance of these challenging, bulging veins.
Improve blood flow and circulation while enhancing the results of your leg vein treatment with high-end compression therapy.
Sclerotherapy is a minimally invasive procedure that involves the injection of an FDA-approved sclerosing agent called Sotradecol directly into affected veins.
A diagnostic ultrasound may help you understand what’s happening under the skin to cause that uncomfortable feeling—and what you can do to get rid of your leg discomfort once and for all.