Varicose Veins

Varicose Veins2018-12-26T11:42:01+00:00

Unsightly Varicose Veins: Get Treatment

Varicose vein examplesIf you have veins in your legs that are raised, twisty, or bulging, you’re a member of the varicose vein club.  Many people try to ignore these veins until symptoms are presented.  It’s important to understand that varicose veins, left untreated, can cause serious medical conditions.  If you have concerns about your veins, call Jean Chapman, M.D., at LaserMed Skin & Vein Clinic in Alpharetta, GA.

Varicose veins affect more women than men, and the causes vary:

  • Heredity
  • Gender
  • Pregnancy
  • Age

Circulation is Adversely Affected by Varicose Veins

Circulation is important for tissue and organs to remain healthy and function correctly.  The arteries take blood from the heart to the extremities.  The blood delivers oxygen to the tissues.  The veins return the blood, which is now blue because it lacks oxygen, to recirculate.  In order to get the blood back to the heart, veins must work against gravity. One-way valves open to allow blood to flow upward and then close to keep the blood from flowing in the wrong direction.  If the valves malfunction, varicose veins appear.  Those veins can stop the important valve from closing.  If this happens blood pool in the lower veins which makes them grow.

Symptoms are Warnings

The visual of purple veins that look knotted is important, but there are also symptoms associated with varicose veins:

  • Pain-aching or cramping
  • Heaviness/tiredness
  • Burning or tingling
  • Swelling/throbbing
  • Tenderness

There are serious symptoms that should NEVER be ignored:

  • Inflammation
  • Blood clots
  • Ankle sores
  • Bleeding

At the first sign of trouble, seek medical advice.  Varicose veins should not be ignored.

Lifestyle and Careers Affect Development and Progression of Varicose Veins:

  • Prolonged standing
  • Obesity
  • Hormone levels
  • Physical trauma

Dr. Chapman Uses Endovenous Laser Treatment, EVLT

Dr. Chapman uses the latest and greatest treatment for varicose veins.  She is a board-certified vein doctor who understands the circulatory system and has studied the options for treatments.  She offers her patients good advice and exceptional treatment for this painful vein condition.

Each patient is unique; therefore, results may vary.    


When symptoms appear, make an appointment to see Dr. Chapman at LaserMed Skin & Vein Clinic.  You will receive top-notch professional care from the doctor and her staff. They are passionate about vein care, skin care, and body contouring. The office is conveniently located in Alpharetta, GA, and serves the surrounding communities of Johns Creek, Milton, Cumming, and Roswell. Make an appointment for vein or skin treatment today.