Gone are the days when the appearance of unsightly varicose veins meant the end of skirts and a life condemned to pants and compression stockings! Pacific Cardiovascular & Vein Institute brings progressive minimally invasive varicose vein treatment to patients with symptomatic or cosmetic vein disorder. This minimally invasive technology is precise, safe and a simple medical procedure for the treatment of varicose veins.
Varicose Veins are visibly enlarged veins that are often bluish in color and may appear twisted. They are caused by the pooling of blood in a damaged vein and can sometimes be painful.
Varicose veins occur when the vein is not functioning properly. Varicose Veins have one-way valves that prevent blood from flowing backwards. When these valves fail, blood begins to collect in the vein rather than continuing toward your heart.
Varicose veins often affect the legs, since they are the farthest from the heart and gravity makes it harder for the blood to flow upward.