veins are gnarled and enlarged veins which become ‘twisted’.
Any vein can become a varicose vein, but the veins in the
feet and legs are more prone to being affected by this condition.
The reason behind this is because when you stand and walk,
this increases the pressure in the veins of these areas. The
exact cause of varicose veins isn’t clear, but hereditary
factors play a key role, as well as female hormones, injury,
pregnancy, prolonged standing and obesity.
For some people, varicose veins are
not only an esthetic problem, but are also a health issue,
since these veins can cause pain and discomfort, which can
sometimes lead to other more serious circulatory problems.
For this very reason, Dr. Camacho offers his clients several
options when it comes to treating this vascular problem.
Varicose veins differ from spider
veins since they are larger, tend to bulge and are darker
in color. Dr. Camacho offers sclerotherapy services to treat
varicose veins however, he knows very well that surgical treatment
is sometimes necessary to solve this condition.
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Before you submit yourself for surgical
treatment of your varicose vein, Dr. Camacho will need to
evaluate you in order to make sure that all potential issues
have been brought to the surface. Patients should consider
surgical treatment when the veins commence to cause discomfort
and pain, and especially when self-help procedures have not
rendered any results.
You must keep in mind that, even
though varicose veins can be removed surgically, this disorder
cannot be completely cured. Treatment usually relieves the
pain, enhances your appearance and prevents any further circulatory
complications. By elevating your legs while you sit, you can
prevent further varicose veins from forming, but this doesn’t
mean that they will not appear in the future.
a good communication with Dr. Camacho at all times will help
increase your level of satisfaction, therefore, please do
not hesitate to contact us concerning any questions you might
have beforehand. We are always more than happy to help you.
with every other procedure, it requires that patients have
a detailed discussion with dr. Camacho before the procedure
is performed. By doing so, both parties have the opportunity
to contribute in the whole process and to increase the client's
level of satisfaction. When speaking with your physician,
please feel free to talk openly and to express your doubts
as well as your expectations. Your Better Looks doctor will
help determine what isn't or what is possible to accomplish,
helping you to improve your looks in the best way possible.
In this initial discussion, your
doctor will explain all that the procedure implies, from where
it will be performed, the cost of the treatment, the risks
it may entail, the recovery process and every other detail
so that you are completely informed. All the different aspects
of the treatment you are willing to undertake must be extremely
clear to you.
Your physician will also inform you
if you need to refrain from applying moisturizer, oil or sun
block on your legs before your operation. You must also remember
that, for a few weeks after the treatment, your legs will
probably be discolored and slightly bruised, so you probably
won't feel comfortable exposing your legs.
sure to ask dr. Camacho concerning the diverse details that
the procedure entails. For example, you should know if you
should stop taking certain medications or if you will need
to refrain from drinking or eating for a certain time period
before your procedure.
For the removal of varicose veins,
Dr. Camacho actually offers a few treatments from which to
The objective of this procedure is
to remove as many of the problematic veins as possible and
is performed under general anesthesia. At all moments, Dr.
Camacho will maintain the ‘deep veins’ intact,
since any change in these veins can cause serious circulatory
problems, especially the saphenous vein (which runs the groin
to the ankle).
Dr. Camacho will make incisions
in the problem areas in other to remove the varicose veins.
Since these are superficial veins, they can be removed without
complication; they do not have a significant role in returning
blood to the heart and taking them out does not affect the
circulation of the leg at all.
This procedure can take up a few
hours, since it is tedious and precise. By removing the problematic
veins, the pain and discomfort the patient was experiencing
disappears; however, this surgery does leave scars, so you
most keep this in mind. Also, the more widespread and detailed
the procedure, the more time it will take for new varicose
veins to surface.
This newly developed treatment is
being experimented with by some of the most experienced surgeons
in the removal of varicose veins and only highly skilled physicians
such Dr. Camacho offer it. The objective of this procedure
is to concentrate a continuous stream of high-intensity light
to destroy or cut tissue.
The results of varicose treatment
using this therapy are highly promising and many satisfied
patients have left Dr. Camacho’s office feeling better
about themselves. For further information, please
visit the section of Dr. Camacho’s site dedicated to
this treatment for further information. You
can find it here.
is natural for you to experience some pain and discomfort
after the treatment, as well as some bruising and swelling.
This will probably persists for at least two weeks and it
is recommended for you to use cold compresses to lessen your
discomfort. Dr. Camacho can also prescribe some painkillers
so that your recovery period goes by more smoothly.
Also, you will have to refrain from
making any strenuous exercise for at least a few weeks after
to your treatment, such as jogging or gym work. Exercise increases
the blood flow to your legs and may hamper the effects of
Depending on the procedure you have
been submitted to, Dr. Camacho will give you detailed instructions
as to the do’s and don’t of your recovery period.
In very rare cases, patients who
have submitted themselves to a varicose vein treatment can
suffer from sever inflammation, bleeding, ulceration of the
skin, deep vein blood clotting and pigmentation irregularity.
sure to ask Dr. Camacho concerning any risks you might have
to face when undertaking this treatment. However, you must
keep in mind that the doctor works full-time to prevent such
scenarios from happening, since he values the health of his
patients above anything else.
information given in this website should be considered as
an introduction to varicose vein treatment. Before deciding
on submitting yourself to the procedure described above, we
highly recommend you contact us directly, so we can answer
any specific question you might have.