If you experience discomfort or swelling in your legs with varicose veins, you may have superficial venous reflux disease, a condition common to approximately 25 million Americans.

Endovenous Laser Treatment

StoneSprings Hospital Center offers endovenous laser treatment, which uses laser therapy to close off larger varicose veins. Laser treatment is a minimally invasive option with several benefits over vein ligation and stripping surgery, including:

  • Local anesthetic or light sedation instead of a general anesthetic
  • Less pain
  • Shorter recovery time

Talk with your doctor to decide if endovenous laser therapy is right for you.

Signs and Symptoms of Varicose Veins

In many cases, varicose and spider veins cause no symptoms. But these veins are often unattractive and may become painful over time. Legs with varicose veins may feel worse with prolonged sitting or standing. Common symptoms of varicose veins include:

  • Aching pain
  • Burning
  • Easily tired legs
  • Leg heaviness
  • Rash on the legs
  • Itching
  • Leg swelling
  • Numbness in the legs
  • Darkening of the skin
  • Skin ulcers