Legs are not the only place that varicose veins are found
While most people know that the legs are the most common site for varicose veins to be treated, there are many other areas on the body where veins are found to be problematic. Some of these sites are symptomatic, while others are more of a cosmetic concern. At The Boca Vein Center, we can treat these additional areas with a variety of techniques. Below is a summary of the more common sites not on the legs that patients are concerned about.
Facial veins these veins can occur in various locations, but are usually found around the nose, chin and cheeks. Because of their small size, the best treatment is with laser ablation. At The Boca Vein Center, we use a hand held surface laser to close these veins. Often a series of 2-3 treatments are necessary over a period of several weeks. It is very important to stay out of the sun both prior to and following the laser treatments to the face to avoid long term scaring. Reoccurrence is not uncommon, especially in Florida, due to ongoing sun exposure. Rosacea is not well treated with laser, unless it is in a very limited area.
Breast veins are commonly seen as bluish green prominent veins that are large and more noticeable following breast augmentation surgery, after nursing and with age. While this is not dangerous and rarely symptomatic, it can be cause for cosmetic concern for many women. Treatment is both simple and highly effective with foam Sclerotherapy. A tiny needle is used to access the veins near the areola to inject the solution. A tight bra with additional padding is used for 24-48 hours to help compress the vein. Cosmetic results are usually excellent, and are often the vein disappears within a week
Vulvar veins are noted most commonly on women following pregnancy. As the uterus enlarges and increases pelvic pressure, these veins can become dilated and incompetent. This is also seen in association with hemorrhoids (another type of varicose veins). While this condition is unattractive to many women, more importantly it can be painful and can interfere with sexual relations. Treatment involves inserting a tiny needle into the vein and injecting a sclerosing solution. It is sometimes necessary to repeat the procedure two or three times over the course of several weeks to get the veins to collapse and close by internal scaring.
Hand veins are a common concern, especially in women who are thin. Over time, as the body fat stores diminish, the veins in the hand become more noticeable. While not truly varicosed, they are of cosmetic concern to many patients. We have two options for these veins, depending on the extent and location on the hand (we never treat veins on the palmer side). Either Sclerotherapy or a limited microphlebectomy can be done in the office as simple procedures with a low complication rate and generally very good cosmetic outcomes.
Foot veins are often due to venous insufficiency in the leg. Once the leg veins are effectively treated, the foot veins often regress. However, in some patients, they remain enlarged, painful and disfiguring. Treatment options include Sclerotherapy and microphlebectomy, but due to the location of various anatomic structures (like nerves in the area), treatment should be limited to the most advanced cases. An individual evaluation on each patient with this area of concern will lead to a discussion of the specific risks and benefits, and the best treatment option will be advised.
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Having developed varicose veins at a young age and watching a family member go through the procedures multiple times with more than one doctor and little success, my experience with Dr. Kimmel and his staff was outstanding. The large bulging veins (that kept me out of shorts in the hot Florida sun) and the achiness/itching in my legs is gone. I had one session the resolve my spider veins as well which is proving to be equally successful. I would highly recommend Dr. Kimmel for anyone who needs to have this procedure done. And Melissa, Julie, Clara and other staff were excellent, professional, honest and great at what they do.
I went to Dr Kimmel for varicose veins. I had been to other doctors in the past and he is by far the most thorough and knowledgeable doctor I have been to. He treats the underlying issues first which many doctors do not. His staff is also fantastic. Professional, knowledgeable and kind. If you need a vein doctor, do not go to anyone but him. Too many people advertise themselves as “vein treatment centers” and don’t know what they are doing. Dr Kimmel is truly a doctor who specializes in vascular issues and was great. Highly recommend
From the first visit to the last I was very satisfied with the doctor and his wonderful assistant, nurse and staff. The words to use, caring, professional and answered all my questions clearly. I would definitely recommend Dr, Kimmel to my family and friends. The doctor explained what he would do for the veins on my legs and the procedure. It has only been 3 weeks and my legs have improved so much & will continue to do so.Very positive experience.
I have just recently had the laser vein procedure on both of my legs done for extremely heavy various veins at the Kimmel Institute and cannot tell you how happy I am with the results. Dr. Kimmel and all of his staff were wonderful, professional and I couldn’t have asked for a better experience. I found Dr. Kimmel on the internet and started researching him and came up with only positive findings. I was still a little nervous about finding a doctor on the internet but when I called the office and came in for the initial screening, I knew I was in the right place. Check him out for yourself and I know you will be a happy as I am. Thank you, Dr. Kimmel and staff!
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I called the office and new I found the right place. My first visit and consultation confirmed that. It was such a pleasure to be treated like I was their PRIORITY, not just another patient passing through. They answered all my questions and I felt comfortable asking them. The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable; truly an experience like this is hard to find these days. Oh, and by the way…my legs look and feel GREAT!!! Highly recommend!!!
I underwent an ambulatory microphlebectomy,a chemical ablation and sclerotherapy with Dr Kimmel. He is a professional efficient surgeon. The whole staff especially Melissa and Clara are wonderful as well. They all create a calming atmosphere while the procedures are being performed. I have never been to an office where everyone shows they care about you. This is that type of place that Dr Kimmel has.
About The Kimmel Institute
We are committed to professional excellence in everything we do.
Our care has been refined by more than two decades of serving the community as a private practice.
Dr. Kimmel is nationally recognized as a leader in the field of vein care.
We act as a center of excellence, providing laser training for surgeons around the country.
All treatments are performed by top notch, licensed, and certified medical specialists.
The Kimmel Institute:
1905 Clint Moore Road Suite 215 Boca Raton, FL 33496