Varicose veins are a vascular affliction that goes beyond being a mere cosmetic condition. And, if left untreated, they can lead to more serious problems. That's why Dr. Kakish is focused on early treatment, specializing in minimally invasive techniques to treat unpleasant-looking, and often uncomfortable, varicose veins.

Symptoms & Conditions

Varicose veins are an equal-opportunity affliction. They affect teenagers and grandparents alike, everyone from a 90-pound ballerina to a 200-pound construction worker.

Possible Causes
In most cases, varicose veins normally result from a faulty valve in the affected vein. The valve malfunctions by not closing completely while blood makes its way to your heart. This allows some blood to follow gravity and flow back toward your feet. The pooling blood and increased venous pressure causes unsightly bulges and other painful symptoms.

In most cases, varicose veins are usually hereditary. However, the following events also put you at risk:

  • Prolonged sitting or standing
  • Pregnancy
  • Hormonal influences (e.g., hormone replacement therapy, female oral contraceptives)
  • Obesity
  • Local trauma
  • Aging

Since females usually have multiple risk factors for the development of varicose veins, about three-fourths of sufferers are women.

Varicose veins are recognized by their blue or purple color and bulging, worm-like appearance. In addition, you may notice the following symptoms in your legs:

  • Aching
  • Throbbing
  • Burning
  • Tingling
  • Itching
  • Swelling
  • Numbness
  • Night cramps
  • Restlessness
  • Tiredness or heavy feeling 

If varicose veins are left untreated, you may experience more significant complications, such as:

  • Phlebitis
  • Blood clots
  • Dermatitis
  • Edema
  • Eczema
  • Hemorrhage
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Non-healing venous leg ulcers

But there’s hope.  Advanced Vein and Vascular offers advanced, non-surgical options proven to eliminate varicose veins quickly, safely and comfortably.

EVLT® Procedure

In-office laser treatment with no scarring; performed in less than an hour.