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How Are Varicose Veins Diagnosed and Treated?

By Dr. Jason Gold, DPM, FACFAS | Dr. Jodi Schoenhaus DPM, RPhs, FACFAS

Show Off Your Legs This Summer with Vein Treatment Boca Raton

Vein Doctor Boca RatonBoca Raton is one of Florida’s most vibrant cities, with countless activities ranging from shopping to enjoying the outdoors at the beach or on the water. With beautiful weather throughout most of the year, it’s a place where you’re going to want to dress light and comfortably. Get your Varicose Veins Diagnosed Today!.

For both men and women, varicose veins can be a major concern. If you’re suffering from this common condition, you probably don’t get too excited about dressing casually for the summer.

You can regain your confidence and wear what you want when you get vein treatment Boca Raton. Learn about the procedures we offer at the Foot, Ankle & Leg Vein Center, and enjoy this summer without restrictions.

Confidence in Your Appearance with Vein Treatment Boca Raton

Everyone deserves to feel comfortable and confident in how they look. Varicose veins are common in the United States, with more than 3 million new cases diagnosed every year.

The condition is caused by poorly functioning veins and valves that disrupt normal blood flow. Pooling occurs, and veins start to bulge and become highly visible. You could eat well, perform regular exercise, and still end up with unsightly and confidence-sapping varicose veins.

Several risk factors can lead to the development of these enlarged veins. Genetics play a part. If you have a parent or grandparent with varicose veins, you’re more likely to develop them. Women are more susceptible, although the condition can also occur in men. If you’re over 50, you’re more likely to see vein problems in your legs. Up to 41% of women over 50 have varicose veins.

If you’re pregnant or have given birth, you are more likely to develop varicose veins. Unfortunately, they won’t go away. Even after delivering your child and resuming normal exercise, your veins will remain visible and could lead to long-term complications. If you’re overweight, the risk is increased.

Regardless of how you developed varicose veins, the key fact is that they can sap your self-esteem. In a warm outdoor-focused community like Boca Raton, having cosmetic problems on your legs could lead to unhappiness and even depression.

The good news is that you don’t have to suffer. You can have vein treatment Boca Raton to eliminate varicose veins.

How Are Diagnosed and Treated?

Varicose veins can be identified during a physical examination with your podiatrist Boca Raton. An ultrasound may be necessary to analyze the extent of the vein damage. In rarer cases, an angiogram may be used to map your veins and blood flow.

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Mild Varicose pre-op

Once diagnosed, you will discuss options for vein treatment Boca Raton. The right treatment will depend on your unique condition.

Lifestyle changes can often treat minor and moderate cases. Adjustments to diet and increasing physical activity can improve the symptoms and visibility of varicose veins.

In more severe cases, minimally invasive surgery could be necessary. Dr. Schoenhaus has extensive experience treating varicose veins and is a leader in her field.

Common procedures include:

  • Laser Vein Removal – This advanced procedure involves delivering highly concentrated laser energy into veins using a surgical device. Downtime is minimal. Minor swelling subsides within days and bruising is usually gone by the second week.
  • Sclerotherapy – In this procedure, Dr. Schoenhaus will deliver a surgical liquid into the veins to trigger inflammation, coagulation of blood, narrowing of the vein, and reabsorption. Recovery time is typically less than a day, and the procedure takes no more than an hour.
  • Radiofrequency Ablation – This process uses concentrated high-energy radio waves to damage veins. The vein develops scarring, closes, and reabsorbs into the body. This is a long term solution that can eliminate varicose veins.
  • Venaseal® – This modern vein treatment Boca Raton employs a medical adhesive to seal veins, causing blood to be rerouted to healthier vessels. It is highly effective and the result is permanent.

You can feel comfortable no matter what you’re wearing. Regain your confidence and enjoy life without varicose veins. You can show off your legs this summer with the help of the Foot, Ankle & Leg Vein Center.

Contact our clinic today and schedule a consultation for vein treatment Boca Raton.


Dr. Jason Gold, DPM, FACFAS

Known for his expertise in thorough diagnostic testing and a steady surgical hand, Jason M. Gold, DPM, is a leader in modern foot and ankle care and sports medicine. He’s one of a handful of doctors who’s board certified in foot and ankle surgery in Palm Beach County. Dr. Jason Gold cares for patients at Foot, Ankle & Leg Vein Center, a state-of-the-art practice with locations in Boca Raton and Boynton, Florida.

Dr. Jodi Schoenhaus , DPM - Podiatrist in Boca Raton, FL

Dr. Jodi Schoenhaus DPM, RPhs, FACFAS

Dr. Jodi Schoenhaus is a foot, ankle, and leg vein specialist practicing in South Florida. She is considered a leader and innovator for various procedures in her field, including fat pad and vein care. Dr. Schoenhaus grew up in southern New Jersey and she considers herself a true Philly girl. After graduating from the University of Michigan, having studied kinesiology and human movement, she went to Temple University in Philadelphia where she got her doctorate.

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