Vein and Laser of Virginia is a surgical specialty practice that has been offering specialized, minimally invasive treatment of varicose veins since 2006. Dr. Palmer has invested in state-of-the-art ultrasound and laser equipment in order to offer patients the latest in vein care in the comfort and convenience of the office setting. Multiple modalities are available for vein treatment so that your care can be tailored to your specific needs.
We offer injection sclerotherapy, endovenous laser therapy, transcutaneous laser therapy, ambulatory phlebectomy and venous ulcer treatment. All procedures are performed in the office using local anesthesia and oral sedation. Intravenous sedation is available if needed.
We use the latest technology available, including a Terason t3000 ultrasound, a Diomed 810nm laser, and Alma's Harmony multi-wavelength laser and light platform as well as as the long pulsed Nd:YAG laser.
Varicose veins are large, visible, dilated veins that result from damaged valves. These veins no longer function to efficiently transport blood back to the heart. They cause pooling and stasis of blood which can lead to aching, burning, itching and restless leg syndrome, and nocturnal cramping, as well as the sensation of having a heavy or tired leg. Typically, symptoms are worse at the end of the day and are relieved with walking. Severe pain in the calf or thigh that forces you to stop is called claudication and is a sign of arterial, not venous, disease.
Left untreated, varicose veins can lead to thrombophlebitis (clots in the veins), bleeding from veins, and chronic venous insufficiency. Chronic venous insufficiency can ultimately lead to skin changes and ulcerations or sores at the ankles that are difficult to heal.
Spider veins are smaller, but still visible, red to purple veins close to the skin. Although most patients present with complaints concerning the cosmetic appearance of these veins, they can also cause symptoms such as burning and aching and they can cause significant bleeding.
We offer minimally invasive treatment of varicose veins:
Below are some before and after images of patients who have received vein treatment from Vein and Laser of Virginia: