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Vein Center

What Causes Varicose Veins?

Varicose veins and spider veins are caused by abnormally high pressure in the affected vein. Often, larger varicose veins are the result of valves that fail to keep blood flowing toward the heart. Instead, the blood flows downward in the legs, causing the vein walls to stretch until the vein bulges from the skin surface. The dedicated staff at Providence Medical Group Vein Center can help you understand the cause of your varicose veins and create a personalized treatment plan.

Treatment Options

Sclerotherapy is a safe, effective, non-surgical procedure performed by injecting medication into the unwanted spider or small varicose vein to make it close. The medication displaces the blood, causes the vein to appear lighter and irritates the lining, causing it to collapse. Bandages create external compression to keep the vein closed and prevent blood flow to it. Within a month, the body absorbs the unused vein and it’s no longer visible. Frequently asked questions about sclerotherapy.

Endovenous laser ablation (ELA) is used for larger varicose veins in the legs. It’s a minimally invasive procedure performed under local anesthesia. Doctors insert a small fiber into the damaged vein. And, with the help of an ultrasound, guide the fiber into the upper thigh where laser light pulses cause the vein to collapse and close. Frequently asked questions about ELA.

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12800 Bothell-Everett Hwy
Suite 270
Mill Creek, WA 98208
P: (425) 297-5230
F: (425) 316-5120
12800 Bothell-Everett Hwy
Mill Creek, WA 98208
P: (425) 297-5230
F: (425) 316-5120
1330 Rockefeller
Suite 520
Everett, WA 98201
P: (425) 297-5200
F: (425) 297-5210
1330 Rockefeller
Suite 520
Everett, WA 98201
P: (425) 297-5200
F: (425) 297-5210

 

12800 Bothell-Everett Hwy
Suite 270
Mill Creek, WA 98208
P: (425) 297-5230
F: (425) 316-5120
12800 Bothell-Everett Hwy
Suite 270
Mill Creek, WA 98208
P: (425) 297-5230
F: (425) 316-5120
1330 Rockefeller
Suite 520
Everett, WA 98201
P: (425) 297-5200
F: (425) 297-5210
1330 Rockefeller
Suite 520
Everett, WA 98201
P: (425) 297-5200
F: (425) 297-5210

 

12800 Bothell-Everett Hwy
Suite 270
Mill Creek, WA 98208
P: (425) 297-5230
F: (425) 316-5120