Left untreated, certain types of venous disease can become severe. Prevent your venous disease from progressing with our minimally invasive procedures.
Providing Advanced Vein Disease Treatment
When diseases of the veins occur in the legs, they can cause a spectrum of disorders. On one end of the spectrum is simple leg swelling; at the other end is a slow-to-heal and very debilitating stasis ulcer.
At Aesthetic Vascular Associates at The Plastic Surgery Center, we provide vein disease treatments that help patients look and feel their best. Led by Jonathan Weiswasser, MD, our center treats venous disease with outpatient procedures using the latest advances in medicine. With our approach, patients experience minimal disruption in their lives and can get back to their normal activities sooner.
Discover the difference that experience brings with Dr. Weiswasser and the AVA team.
What Are Venous Diseases?
Venous disease is any condition that affects the veins. Normally-functioning veins contain valves that propel blood up from the leg and back to the heart. When this process is disrupted, blood flow reverses, resulting in congestion of blood lower down in the leg.
This condition is called venous reflux. The congestion leads to swelling at first, then varicose veins, and, eventually, changes in the skin’s color and health around the ankles. The poor health of the skin can lead to the development of a large, painful sore, usually just above the inside ankle, called a venous stasis ulcer. These ulcers can take years to heal and sometimes do not heal.
Venous Disease Symptoms
Venous disease can cause various symptoms. You may notice:
- Leg swelling
- Increased pressure
- Varicose and spider veins, or dilated bulging blood vessels
- Venous stasis ulcers, or wounds or sores that won’t heal
Our Vein Disease Treatment
For advanced venous reflux, reversing the condition is the only treatment option that will provide relief. We offer various procedures — the right one will depend on your symptoms.
Compression stockings are the only treatment options that have been shown to be effective in treating stasis ulcers. They force blood back to the upper part of the leg to reduce blood pooling and congestion in the lower legs.
If you are experiencing varicose veins and spider veins as symptoms of venous disease, we may recommend injection sclerotherapy. This procedure involves injecting liquid into the vein to shut it down and has no downtime.
To treat large varicose veins, foam sclerotherapy is an ideal choice. Microfoam injected into the vein causes it to naturally seal itself closed. Patients experience no downtime and can quickly resume normal activities.
Vein ablation uses energy to shut down a vein and can be used for certain types of venous disease. We offer: radiofrequency ablation and endovenous laser ablation, both of which take about 30-40 minutes and are performed on an outpatient basis.
Microphlebectomy is often performed in conjunction with a vein ablation to further prevent symptoms of vein disease. This quick, 45-minute outpatient procedure offers a minimally invasive way to treat vein disease.
Experience the Aesthetic Vascular Associates Difference
When you seek vein treatment in New Jersey with Dr. Weiswasser and the AVA team, you will be cared for in a safe, supportive, and comfortable environment. We have successfully treated thousands of patients across the Garden State for venous diseases, helping patients reclaim better health and feel good again.