No matter what you try – creams, massage, workouts… you can still get varicose veins. Dr. Travis Kidner a has heard the requests of patients with varicose veins. He now offers patients an effective, minimally invasive Venefit™ Procedure at the newly-opened Vein Clinic of Beverly Hills.
What Are Varicose Veins?
Varicose veins are those dark, raised, visible veins that occur when the valves that keep blood flowing out of the legs and back to the heart become damaged or diseased. This condition is known as Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI) and can affect anyone. Though varicose veins can show up on any part of the body, they typically appear on your legs and feet.
If you develop varicose veins, you may notice several symptoms, including pain, heaviness, burning, aching, and tiredness in your legs; swollen feet or ankles; itching in the vein area; and skin changes, such as discoloration, dryness, scaling, and inflammation.
In some cases, you may develop open sores or excessive bleeding after minor injuries. More extreme, varicose veins can signal deep vein thrombosis or clotting, which requires immediate medical attention.
Certain factors increase the chance you’ll get varicose veins, including age, pregnancy, obesity, and family history. Women and anyone who stands or sits for long periods of time each day are more susceptible to varicose veins.
In most cases, varicose veins are not dangerous, but without a doubt, they’re not a desirable look for anyone. Fortunately, they can be remedied with a minimally invasive procedure using local anesthesia as practiced by Dr. Kidner.
The Minimally Invasive Venefit Procedure
With Venefit, Dr. Kidner uses ultrasound and a minuscule catheter, which enters the affected vein through a small opening in the skin. The system delivers a shot of heat generated by radiofrequency energy to the vein wall, which shrinks with treatment and is closed with a seal. Blood will no longer travel through that vein and will instead reroute itself to other healthy passages.
To wrap up this outpatient procedure, the insertion site is dressed with a simple bandage, and the patient wears extra compression stockings until full recovery. Most patients are back to their typical activities in a matter of days, without the prominent and unsightly veins that once marked their legs.
Dr. Travis Kidner is the surgeon and oncologist administering the Venefit treatment. Dr. Kidner earned his medical degree at the University of Cincinnati and trained in general surgery at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.
Along with his work at the Vein Clinic of Beverly Hills, Dr. Kidner is part of the prestigous Rox Center, where he specializes in the surgical care of breast cancer and melanoma patients.
More significant, he is a melanoma survivor himself and has a special understanding of patients’ needs, always keeping in mind their care and comfort. Dr. Kidner lavishes this same attention, regard, and expertise on patients seeking varicose vein treatment.
It’s summertime, and who wants to hide their legs under heavy layers? That is, unless you’re afflicted with varicose veins.At the Vein Clinic of Beverly Hills, Dr. Travis Kidner can rid you of these summer killers with a simple, minimally invasive procedure that can put you back on the beach and in the sun, in shorts, skirts, and dresses within a matter of days. You’ll love the way your newly unblemished legs look, back to their former glory.
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Written by Jane Emery