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If you have unattractive, bulging or painful varicose leg veins, you’re not alone. Nearly 50 percent of adult Americans suffer from venousShop Chadwell leg veins disease. Varicose veins are the most common condition of venous disease in the legs. The problems associated with varicose and spider veins can be more than just cosmetic. Swollen, burning veins can make it difficult to stand or move comfortably, limiting your mobility and quality of life.
Varicose veins are caused by weakened valves and veins in your legs. Standing for long periods of time, or being overweight or pregnant can increase pressure on your leg veins, leading to varicose veins. The condition is often hereditary. Your risk increases as you age and your veins lose elasticity.

Fortunately, Premier Vein Center’s team of board-certified vascular surgeons specialize in a variety of safe and effective treatments available for available for vein diseases, ranging from non-invasive cosmetic procedures, to more advanced laser treatments.

Sclerotherapy is a minimally invasive, in-office treatment in which a solution is injected into large and small spider veins, causing them to collapse and fade away. The procedure is relatively painless and can be performed in less than an hour. The number of injections and treatments needed depends on the size and location of the veins.

Ambulatory Phlebectomy is a procedure developed in Europe for the treatment of medium to large varicose veins. It is performed through tiny incisions using local anesthetic. This minimally invasive, in-office procedure requires little or no down time and can be used in conjunction with sclerotherapy.

Endovenous Laser Therapy is a non-surgical treatment for larger veins. Laser energy is delivered through a small incision in the leg is used to treat the diseased vein. Local anesthetic is applied. The procedure is performed in the office in about an hour. Patients normally resume regular activity within a day.

To help you learn whether you need varicose vein treatment, Premier Vein Clinics is offering free vein screenings through the end of February. The complimentary screenings are by appointment only at the main Premier Vein Clinics office on Papermill Drive, and at select locations in North Knoxville, Downtown Knoxville, Oak Ridge, Sevierville, and Dandridge.

Visit or call (865) 588-8229 to register for a free vein screening near you!

Premier Vein Clinics Physicians
Donald L. Akers, Jr., MD, FACS
William B. Campbell, MD, FACS
C. Scott Callicutt, MD, FACS
Randal O. Graham, MD, FACS
George A. Pliagas, MD, FACS
Christopher W. Pollock, MD, FACS
Richard M. Young, MD, FACS