Troubling for many, varicose veins are common amongst our patients. Presenting more than just cosmetic issues, varicose veins often cause pain or discomfort. At Tulsa Surgical Arts, we are excited to offer a solution to a problem that commonly plagues many of our patients.
Veins are responsible for transporting blood from our organs and tissues back to the heart. Fighting gravity, veins face an uphill battle when moving blood from, say, your legs, back to the heart. To help, veins have valves that keep blood flowing upwards. When healthy and performing as they should, the valves properly push the blood upwards. A weakened valve, however, can allow blood to leak back down and collect in the vein—causing the vein to swell and become enlarged.
Relatively common, 15 to 25 percent of the adult population struggle with varicose veins. There are numerous factors that increase one’s chance of developing varicose veins. These include:
For some, lifestyle changes such as weight loss, a healthy diet, or committing to an exercise routine can help. Others find relief in wearing compression hose. However, for many, small lifestyle changes are often not enough.
In cases such as these, we are able to help. Dr. Cuzalina utilizes a combination treatment—taking advantage of a foam sclerotherapy technique in partnership with YAG laser therapy. Together, these two treatments can help clear the appearance of troublesome varicose veins.
At Tulsa Surgical Arts, we understand the complexities behind varicose veins. Depending on your unique needs, Dr. Cuzalina will personalize a treatment to best achieve your goals. To learn more, please contact our Tulsa office.