Varicose Veins

What are Varicose Veins?

Varicose veins are enlarged, twisted, non-functioning veins. Normally veins carry blood from the extremities back to the heart. In diseased veins, the valves which prevent blood from flowing back no longer close properly, letting blood leak back in the opposite direction, then as it pools it stretches and contorts the veins.

Varicose veins are superficial non-functioning veins situated directly beneath the skin. They are easily seen and felt. Their size depends on their diameter and degree of dilation. Their symptoms can include: tired aching and heavy feeling legs, swelling at the ankles and leg muscle cramps.

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What are the Symptoms of Varicose Veins?

The two most common reasons for patients with varicose veins to go to the ER is a bleeding varicose vein and blood clots. Delayed care can lead to skin changes and venous ulcers. You may be surprised to learn that you can have ‘hidden vein disease’ with vein reflux and symptoms without visible varicose veins.

Varicose Vein Treatment Options

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Yorkville Vein Clinic in Toronto offers the best treatments available to treat varicose veins. Dr. Opris has evaluated and treated hundreds of patients since 1994. He and his medical team are dedicated to providing innovative, minimally invasive, non-surgical, office based procedures designed to restore the look and feel of your legs. We have treatment options that are available for varicose veins: Sclerotherapy and Endovenous Ablation Therapy.

Sclerotherapy Treatment For Varicose Veins

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What is Sclerotherapy?

Sclerotherapy is an accepted treatment for leg veins due to its precise nature. Sclerotherapy involves the injection of a sclerosing solution directly into the non-functioning vein. The solution works by causing the dilation of your vein to diminish, and the vein will permanently shut and be naturally absorbed back into the body. 

Other forms of vein disease, such as varicose veins, involve the bodies of larger veins. It is much easier to find these veins and treat them effectively, but spider veins are significantly smaller! Because of their tiny and thin size (sometimes these veins are as small as a needle tip!) it can be difficult for other forms of treatment. Sclerotherapy is also a minimally invasive procedure that is overall safe, and does not require significant recovery time. In fact, most patients are able to get up and leave right after their procedure is over. Some patients may have mild side effects such as an allergic reaction or inflammation after the procedure is completed, but these side effects typically fade within a day or two.

Sclerotherapy Treatment Benefits

Are You Concerned With The Way Varicose Veins Make Your Legs Feel Or The Way They Look?

Don’t let unsightly bulging varicose veins and leg pain keep you from enjoying your work, family, friends, and hobbies. You don’t have to settle for the status quo. Your path to  healthy beautiful legs starts with a consultation. Book yours today at the Yorkville Vein Clinic in Toronto.

Yorkville Vein Clinic is dedicated to delivering quality medical treatments for varicose and spider veins, with high success rates and beautiful results.


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