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Do You Suffer from Venous Insufficiency?

Chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) is the term used when your leg veins don’t pump blood efficiently, because of weak walls and/or damaged valves. Over time, this causes veins to dilate and become varicose, resulting in swelling, skin texture changes and discoloration. Ulceration is also possible over time. If you are developing prominent varicosities, swelling or color changes at the ankle, this process is occurring.

How Do You Treat These Vein Disease Symptoms and Signs?

Treating uncomfortable vein disease symptoms, like aching and heaviness, requires an understanding of the circulatory system. To return blood from your legs to the heart, veins rely on one-way valves to keep the flow going toward the heart. The calf muscles act as the pump. When working properly, these valves keep flow progressing toward the heart.

Watch our What is Vein Disease video for more information.

If valves malfunction, your body no longer pumps blood efficiently against gravity. The blood pools in the lower legs, causing signs of damage, such as swelling and eventually tissue damage. Other vein disease signs include dryness, itching, color changes and eventually ulceration. 

How do You Treat these Vein Disease Symptoms and Signs?
Our experienced vein disease professionals can help identify the causes of your venous insufficiency and find the best treatment for you.

"I was seeking laser therapy for my legs because I was experiencing aches and pains in my legs along with swelling and bulging veins."

— Stacy Miller

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These are typical results from our certified vein treatment. If you have painful veins or simply want to improve your legs' appearance, get your consultation today.

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Causes of Venous Insufficiency
Is venous insufficiency keeping your blood from circulating properly? Find out if CVI is allowing blood to pool in your lower legs and cause serious damage.

Venous Skin Care and CVI–VVC Can help

Talk to a VVC vein specialist and be sure to bring questions. We’ve helped over 30,000 patients with their vein problems since we opened our doors in 2001.

Do you have the warning signs and symptoms of vein disease?

Take this short, five-question quiz to find out if you’re at risk.

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Do your legs often feel tired and heavy?