Vein Treatment Center of Cheyenne
Are you struggling to live comfortably and confidently because of varicose veins?
You’re not alone. Millions of Americans struggle with the condition. At the Vein Treatment Center of Cheyenne, we provide different forms of spider vein and varicose vein treatment.
We strive to help our patients feel confident and beautiful in their own skin. We offer free vein screenings to see if patients are at-risk of developing varicose veins.
If you’re struggling with other skin conditions, we can help. We’re a full-service dermatology clinic that can help patients treat acne, skin infections, rashes, wrinkles, skin cancer, and much more!
Call 307-635-0226 to schedule your free screening!
What Are Varicose Veins?
Varicose veins are characterized as enlarged, swollen, and visibly blue veins. They can sometimes gnarl, twist, and protrude out. They can also cause pain, inflammation, and general discomfort.
How do varicose veins form? Our veins contain special valves that pump blood away from the lower extremities back towards the heart. These valves play an important role in our circulation; but when the valves weaken, this can lead to circulation problems and venous insufficiency. Blood can eventually start to leak back and pool within the valves, causing them to enlarge, twist, and bulge out.
Spider veins can also form the same way varicose veins do. Spider veins are usually not as enlarged and painful as varicose veins. Unlike varicose veins, spider veins appear as red or blue threads or branches; however, the appearance of spider veins can make people feel self-conscious.
Symptoms & Causes
Varicose veins not only cause veins to change in appearance. They can also cause:
- Leg swelling, numbness, & heaviness
- Aches & pains
- Leg or ankle rashes
- Itchiness on the lower extremities
Varicose veins can cause darkening and tenderness around the affected areas, as well. Some people are predispositioned to varicose veins, including those with family histories of the condition or blood clots. Those who are obese or stand a lot are also prone to developing them.
If you have further questions about varicose veins, contact us today.
Understanding Varicose Vein Treatment
Treating varicose veins in the past was once painful and lengthy. Nowadays, vein treatment is non-surgical, minimally-invasive, and as advanced as ever. Older procedures, like vein stripping, are rarely ever administered.
Which varicose vein treatment methods do we offer at the Vein Treatment Center of Cheyenne? Let’s take a closer look:
ELVeS (Endovenous Laser Treatment)
Before the procedure begins, our dermatologist uses an ultrasound to locate the affected areas. Our dermatologist then inserts a thin fiber into the vein, emitting laser light into it. The laser light closes the vein, rerouting blood flow to other nearby veins in the process.
During an ELVeS procedure, most patients experience little to no pain. Some patients may experience mild discomfort and slight bruising. While patients should avoid strenuous exercise, they can resume their normal day-to-day activities after treatment.
How does an ambulatory phlebectomy work? After applying local anesthesia, our dermatologist extracts the vein by making a small 2mm slit into the skin. The vein is then removed in parts by a series of smaller incisions.
Patients aren’t required to stay overnight in the hospital. We do require our patients to wear compression socks for 72 hours after the procedure. This accelerates the healing process.
We do not perform the procedure at our skin clinic, but we do perform it at Cheyenne Surgical Center and Ivinson Memorial Hospital. Most of our patients are able to resume normal activities 24 hours after the procedure.
Cheyenne Skin Clinic
123 Western Hills Blvd
Cheyenne, WY 82009
Monday-Thursday: 8 am – 5pm
Friday: 8 am – 4 pm
(Closed Saturday & Sunday)