Southeast Vein and Laser Center is proud to offer the latest in scientific technology for the treatment of varicose veins, spider and face veins, chronic leg swelling, leg ulcers and leg pain.
If you suffer from problems related to varicose veins, you needn't feel alone. It is estimated that more than 80 million Americans suffer from some form of vein disorder. While some seek treatment for cosmetic improvement, many are looking for relief from pain and other symptoms.
Symptoms are often worsened with prolonged periods of standing and can include leg swelling, fatigue, heaviness, achiness, burning, throbbing, itching, cramping & a feeling of restlessness in the legs. Whether you are seeking pain relief or cosmetic improvement, it is important to trust your legs to the care of a vein specialist, also known as a Venous & Lymphatic Medicine Specialist.
The American College of Phlebology is the nation’s largest association dedicated to education, research and the treatment of venous and lymphatic disease. Their goal is to discuss best practices, industry news and practice management in order to provide the best care possible. The ACP consists of over 2000 vein care professionals, all working together toward the common good in the field of phlebology. Dr. Todd has served on various professional committees as well as the Board of the ACP and the ACP Foundation Board, and is a Fellow of the American College of Phlebology. The ACP continues to make great strides in venous and lymphatic medicine, with new developments each day.
What are varicose and spider veins?
Blood is pushed throughout the arteries of the body by pressure created from the pumping heart. Veins, unlike arteries, carry blood against the force of gravity. They rely on leg muscle contraction and one-way valves inside the veins to carry blood back toward the heart.
If the valves in the veins fail, gravity keeps blood from flowing back to the heart efficiently. This produces a back up of blood. As a result, pressure builds up and the diseased vein becomes enlarged, eventually bulging to the skin's surface. When larger veins fail, they are called varicose veins and when smaller veins fail, they are called spider veins.