Posted by: Skin and Cancer Institute in Cosmetic Procedures, Medical Dermatology

Today there is a new alternative for varicose veins and spider veins. Dermatologists are using Venefit otherwise known as the endovenous laser treatment to eradicate this unsightly condition with more precision and accuracy than ever before.

Varicose veins result from a stoppage in the circulatory system that keeps blood in the legs from returning back to the heart. The blood pools or collects in the lower extremities, causing enlargement and bumpy irregularities in the skin as well as a dark discoloration. In addition to appearing unattractive, if left untreated, varicose veins can escalate into a more serious condition known as Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI), which is permanent damage to the vein valves, causing a leakage of blood to back-flow the vein. The end result of the more serious condition can result in pain, swelling and restricted movement in the limbs. Ulcers may result in advanced proliferation of the condition.

Generally, the elderly are at risk of developing cases of varicose veins due to a lack of circulation and mobility. Serious conditions of varicose veins may cause fatigue or an unusual sluggishness that can affect daily activity.

Persons with varicose veins should contact a dermatologist for a consultation about the Venefit procedure. The treatment itself is minimally invasive, meaning that no surgical methods are used to correct the problem. The condition is treated by the use of a unique radio frequency energy pulse that focuses on the target veins. A precise, localized heat is used to close off the vein by deflation, allowing the accumulated blood to be picked up and transported back to the heart. The treatment, being non-invasive, causes little pain and discomfort to the patient. Patients benefit the most when they seek out the treatment of Venefit immediately rather than let the condition worsen.