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Venous Insufficiency Symptoms

Often times unsightly veins are considered a cosmetic issue and nothing more. This isn’t always the case, however, and can often be a sign of a more serious underlying issue that should be addressed. The cause of vein disorders is the result of improper blood flow through the vein and back to the heart. When this happens, the blood begins to pool in that vein causing it to swell, which in turn leads to discoloration and discomfort. Larger veins become varicose veins while smaller veins are known as spider veins. Because most Veins lie deep below the skin’s surface, not all vein disorders are visible to the naked eye. This is why it is so important to see a doctor if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms:

  • Leg aching
  • Heaviness
  • Muscle cramping
  • Leg fatigue
  • Restless Legs Syndrome
  • Ankle swelling
  • Itching and burning
  • Skin discoloration
  • Ulcers of the skin
  • Eczema to the lower legs
  • Phlebitis

Ambulatory Phlebectomy

LazaDerm Skincare Centre, in association with Physicians Vein Clinics, is now able to provide patients with Ambulatory Phlebectomy (AP) services for the surgical removal of surface varicose veins.

Conservative Vein Therapy

Before seeking out a surgical or non-surgical treatment for varicose veins and other uncomfortable vein disorders, doctors may recommend conservative management techniques for patients. This can offer relief from burning, itching, and general discomfort caused by large, unhealthy veins. Conservative treatments may be required by an insurance company before other treatments can be considered.  

Conservative management requires minimal lifestyle changes and can alleviate symptoms without requiring a medical procedure. 

Endovenous Laser Ablation

Endovenous Laser Ablation, or EVLA, is a minimally invasive method for treating varicose veins of the leg using laser energy to shrink and seal the veins shut.

Laser Vein Reduction

If you are bothered by those small, spider-like veins scattered across your legs, Laser Vein Reduction may be a viable treatment option for you to consider.

Non-Invasive Evaluation

Non-invasive evaluation is essential for making a correct diagnosis and for determining vein treatment options for patients with varicose veins.


If you have superficial surface veins, there is a minimally invasive procedure called sclerotherapy that is safe and almost always effective. 

Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy

If you have Varicose Veins just below the skin’s surface, Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy is a simple procedure that might be right for you.

About Physicians Vein Clinics:

Physicians Vein Clinics provider, Dr. Lornell Hansen, is devoted to therapeutic varicose vein care. Dr. Hansen is Board Certified by the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine and uses the most advanced technology in the vein care industry to provide minimally-invasive comprehensive vein care in a comfortable office-based setting. Dr. Hansen took his expertise of lasers to use on treating veins, adding an extra year to his already extensive education to complete additional training under two board certified phlebologists. 

Physicians Vein Clinics utilizes only Registered Vascular Technologists, guaranteeing the highest level of vascular ultrasound practices and enhanced patient safety.