Women and Varicose Veins

December 15, 2016

Women and Varicose Veins

Women and Varicose VeinsVaricose veins plague both men and women, but women seem to suffer from these swollen vessels much more frequently. There are a number of reasons why women are more vulnerable to varicose veins than men overall. The good news is that if you do experience a few varicose veins over time, there are plenty of effective treatment options to eradicate the unsightly vessels and uncomfortable symptoms that often accompany them.

What causes varicose veins?

Most varicose veins are actually a visible sign of a vein disorder known as venous insufficiency. This condition develops when veins stop working properly, allowing blood to reflux back in the vessel rather than moving in a single direction back to the heart. The extra blood in the vein leads to weakening and swelling of the vessel. Eventually, a varicose vein appears on the surface of the skin.

Venous insufficiency does not go away or improve on its own. Like any medical condition, this disorder must be properly treated to ensure the disorder is sufficiently addressed and no further complications arise. Venous insufficiency tends to occur more often in women than men for a number of reasons. Understanding risk factors will help you to understand why the female population is more prone to this disorder.

Risk Factors

There are a number of reasons why some people are more prone to venous insufficiency than others:

  • Genetics – when your parents have varicose veins, you risk increases significantly
  • Age – the condition is more common in adults over the age of 50
  • Weight – added pounds tend to put more pressure on those lower leg veins
  • Lack of Exercise – flexing of the calf muscle helps move blood back up the body
  • Occupation – If your work requires long periods of sitting or standing, your risk may be higher

There are also risk factors that are common to women, which makes this disorder more prevalent among the female population.

The Female Factor

The American College of Phlebology estimates that as many as half of all women suffer the cosmetic embarrassment of varicose veins and many also experience uncomfortable physical symptoms associated with venous insufficiency. That is four times more women than men that experience these conditions. One of the primary reasons women are more vulnerable is estrogen, a hormone in the female body that tends to relax vein walls.

This function is important during pregnancy to accommodate the increased blood flow in a woman’s body during those nine months. In addition to the hormonal factor, the increasing size of the uterus during pregnancy stresses a woman’s hard-working lower leg veins, making them more vulnerable to damage. This is why many women see varicose veins form during pregnancy. In some cases, the veins disappear after the baby arrives, but other women see those bulging vessels linger long after their pregnancy.

Women may also have a higher risk for varicose veins if they tend to wear high heels frequently. This type of shoe prevents the calf muscle from flexing properly when you walk. Since the flexed calf muscle helps to push blood through the lower leg veins, when it doesn’t work properly, the veins have to work that much harder. This can also make them more prone to damage and varicosity.

Treatment Options

Fortunately, women have a number of treatment options for varicose veins available at the Vein Center of Florida & South Baldwin. We offer state-of-the-art procedures to eliminate swollen veins and their uncomfortable symptoms with minimal discomfort and downtime involved. To learn more, contact the Vein Center of Florida & South Baldwin today at 800-910-8346.

The Benefits of Winter Vein Treatments

December 1, 2016

the-benefits-of-winter-vein-treatmentsYou might be thinking that now that cooler weather has finally arrived, you can safely tuck those unattractive varicose veins safely underneath your jeans and long pants. However, there is a better way to address those veins this winter than to merely hide them away. Now is the perfect time to indulge in a vein treatment that will eradicate the appearance of the veins as well as any painful symptoms you might be experiencing. Vein Center of Florida & South Baldwin has a number of reasons why winter is the right time to treat those varicose veins.


Winter and Varicose Veins

Winter is not the best time of year for those bulging vessels. The colder temperatures and less active lifestyle can lead to worsening of symptoms like pain, leg fatigue and a sensation of restless legs at the end of the day. Why not avoid the entire uncomfortable experience by treating your varicose veins before the trouble begins? The good news is that the same treatments that eliminate the appearance of the veins will also get rid of those symptoms – sometimes almost immediately.

Easy Scheduling

Many people find it easier to schedule medical appointments during the winter months when business often slows down. While this procedure does not involve much downtime afterward, it is often easier to return home to rest after a treatment when the weather is not conducive to outdoor activities. In addition, many doctors find their schedules are more open this time of year, making it easier for you to find a convenient time for your procedure.

Hiding the Evidence

Varicose vein treatments are minimally-invasive procedures that involve minimal incisions and downtime. However, there can be some mild bruising and swelling around the treatment sites, which may persist for a few days after the procedure. When you schedule your vein treatment this time of year, your winter clothing will safely hide the evidence of your procedure until your legs fully heal. If you are advised to wear compression stockings for a period of time after your treatment, your long pants and jeans will safely hide those as well.

Sun Protection

It is important to protect skin from the sun after nearly any type of vein treatment. UV rays can cause complications after vein procedures, such as discoloration of the skin that can become permanent in some cases. During the winter season, it is much easier to protect the legs from sun exposure for a period of time after treatment, either with cool weather clothing or by simply remaining indoors after the treatment is completed.

Time for Results

Most vein treatments work by causing the affected veins to seal closed and collapse so that they can be reabsorbed by the body over time. This means your results might not be apparent right away. In addition, some patients might need more than one treatment session to achieve full results, especially in the case of sclerotherapy. To ensure you are fully vein-free and completely healed by summer (or even spring break) schedule your vein treatment as soon as possible.

Yes, you can hide your swollen veins under your winter clothing now, but that won’t change your condition once beach weather rolls around again. Instead of hiding, treat your veins this winter so that you will be ready to flaunt those smooth, sexy legs when warm weather returns. To learn more about your options in vein treatment, contact Vein Center of Florida & South Baldwin at 800-910-8346.

What’s the Relationship between Spider and Varicose Veins?

November 18, 2016

between-spider-and-varicose-veinsSpider and varicose veins have one distinctly common characteristic – they can be unsightly enough to cause significant embarrassment. In addition to their cosmetic concern, do these visible veins share any common factors? The answer to that question depends on where the veins are located and what underlying cause might be contributing to their appearance.



What are Spider Veins?

Spider veins are visible vessels that frequently appear on the legs. However, these veins can also appear on the arms, face and abdomen. The networks of red, blue or purple of lines can often resemble a spider’s vein, which is where they get their name. There are a variety of factors that might contribute to the formation of spider veins:

  • Excessive exposure to UV rays
  • Trauma to the skin
  • Hormonal fluctuations
  • Some medications or medical conditions
  • Weight gain or a sedentary lifestyle
  • Family history of spider veins

These veins are not typically accompanied by physical symptoms. However, some patients with spider veins do experience the following side effects:

  • Pain or heaviness in the legs, especially at the end of the day
  • Swelling of the lower leg, ankle and foot
  • Cramping or restless legs when you try to rest at night
  • Fatigue in the legs after long periods of standing or sitting

What are Varicose Veins?

Varicose veins are usually larger than spider veins and typically appear on the lower legs. These veins may also be discolored and may actually protrude above the surface of the skin. In some cases, they resemble flesh-colored, ropey vines that twist up the lower legs.

In addition to their unsightly appearance, varicose veins can cause similar symptoms to those listed above. Left untreated, they can also lead to discoloration of the skin and the formation of open sores around the ankles. Known as venous ulcers, these sores can become quite large and difficult to treat.

The Primary Cause of Varicose Veins

While spider veins can have a number of causes, varicose veins are most frequently the visible result of an underlying vein condition known as chronic venous insufficiency. This condition occurs when tiny valves inside the veins that are responsible for keeping blood flowing in a single direction stop working properly. This allows blood to reflux back into the veins, leading to swelling and varicosity.

The Role of Spider Veins

When spider veins appear near varicose veins, or are accompanied by the same symptoms, they can be a product of venous insufficiency as well. When this is the case, both spider and varicose veins are likely to get worse, rather than better, if they are left untreated. The good news is there are effective treatments for both spider and varicose veins that will address the underlying condition to eliminate both the appearance of the veins and their uncomfortable symptoms.

Seeking Treatment for Visible Veins

At the Vein Center of Florida & South Baldwin, we offer treatment options for both spider and varicose veins. We can tailor our treatment options to your specific condition and concerns to ensure the best possible results from your procedure. All of our treatments are minimally-invasive, which means you can return home the same day as your procedure and usually resume your regular schedule the same day or the next day.

Don’t suffer the embarrassment or physical discomfort of spider or varicose veins any longer. We can help you eliminate the appearance of your veins and their painful symptoms. Contact the Vein Center of Florida & South Baldwin today at 800-910-8346.

EVLT: Gold Standard in Vein Treatment

November 11, 2016

evlt-gold-standard-in-vein-treatmentVaricose veins are a common affliction for both men and women, leading to physical pain as well as cosmetic embarrassment for many. Surgical vein treatments were the recommended treatments protocol until fairly recently. These procedures required general anesthesia, a hospital stay and a long and painful recovery process. Fortunately, surgical procedures have now been replaced with less invasive treatments that offer even better results without the discomfort and long recovery. One of the best vein treatments, often referred to as the gold standard in varicose veins elimination, is EVLT.

The Laser Factor

EVLT stands for endovenous laser treatment, a procedure that uses laser energy to ablate diseased veins. The laser energy is delivered directly into the vessel using a narrow tube called a catheter. The laser heats the interior of the vein, which causes the vessel to seal closed. Once the vein is sealed, it collapses and is reabsorbed by the body over time. Blood is rerouted to healthy veins nearby, lowering pressure inside the veins and maximizing blood flow in the lower leg once again.

What is Minimally Invasive?

EVLT is considered a minimally-invasive treatment. What does that mean? First, it means the procedure can be performed using local anesthetic rather than general anesthesia. This reduces the risks associated with the procedure, as well as your recovery time afterward. In addition, the puncture marks used to insert the catheter are extremely small, which means no need for sutures and no visible scarring left behind. Finally, this treatment is done on an outpatient basis, which means no extended recovery or overnight stay.

Treating the Source

EVLT is an effective procedure for varicose veins because it actually treats the affected vein from the inside out. The vein is completely eliminated by natural body processes and blood is rerouted to healthier vessels. With the affected vein gone, symptoms associated with the varicose vein like leg heaviness and pain are also eradicated. This makes EVLT more than a cosmetic procedure; the treatment actually addresses varicose veins at the source leading to greater vascular health overall.

Fast Treatment, No Downtime

EVLT is a much faster treatment than traditional vein surgery. You will likely be in and out of office within about one hour. Because the procedure only uses local anesthesia and involves little or no discomfort, you will likely be able to return to your daily schedule right away. You may be given compression stockings to wear for the first few days to encourage healing of the treatment area, but these should not interfere with most of your regular activities. The quick nature of the procedure allows you to say goodbye to those troublesome veins without missing a beat in your normal routine.

Proven Results

EVLT boasts a very high success rate compared to past surgical procedures. Success rates are as high as 98 percent for most patients. This means that once your vein is treated, you can rest assured it is not likely to recur. If you are at particularly high risk for varicose veins, due to family or personal history or long periods of standing at your job, Dr. Jimenez can discuss preventative measures you can take to avoid other varicose veins from forming.

With little discomfort, no downtime and high success rates, it is no wonder EVLT is considered the gold standard in vein treatment today. To learn more about this procedure or find out if EVLT is right for you, contact the Vein Center of Florida & South Baldwin at 800-910-8346.

How does Ambulatory Phlebectomy Work?

November 5, 2016

Ambulatory Phlebectomy Treatment FloridaThere are many effective options for treating varicose veins today. While technology like laser and radiofrequency energy can be a good choice for some patients, others may need those bulging vessels actually removed by a physician. The good news is that surgical vein stripping, which involved considerable discomfort and an extended recovery period, is no longer used for this purpose. Instead, vein specialists have turned to a less invasive procedure known as ambulatory phlebectomy, which provides excellent results without pain, downtime or an overnight stay in a hospital.


Understanding Ambulatory Phlebectomy

Ambulatory phlebectomy is a minimally-invasive procedure used to remove large varicose veins from the leg in small sections. The procedure is performed using micro-incisions that do not require any sutures and leave almost no visible scarring afterward. Through these incisions, a special tool is used to grasp the vein and remove sections.


Candidates for Ambulatory Phlebectomy

Ambulatory phlebectomy is generally recommended for patients with bulging, protruding varicose veins that are causing physical symptoms as well as their unsightly appearance. Symptoms might include:

  • Heaviness or aching in the lower leg
  • Swelling of the lower leg and foot
  • Restless legs or leg cramps at night
  • Skin irritation around the swollen vessel

If this condition is left untreated, it can continue to worsen and keep you from enjoying certain activities due to discomfort and embarrassment. Skin changes may begin to include discoloration of the skin and the formation of open sores around the ankle, known as venous ulcers. The good news is that by removing the affected veins from the leg entirely, we can also effectively eradicate the symptoms, prevent further complications and improve your quality of life overall.


Fast Treatment, No Downtime

Ambulatory phlebectomy is performed in our office as an outpatient procedure. Patients are usually given local anesthetic to keep them comfortable during the treatment. Tiny incisions are made along the length of the vein to be removed, and then sections are cut out using a special hook that grasps the vein and pulls it out of the leg. Most ambulatory phlebectomy procedures take one hour or less to perform, depending on the number of veins to be treated.

After the procedure, you may be able to return to your activities right away. However, most patients wait until the next day to resume their schedules. You will likely be advised to wear compression stockings for a number of days after treatment, which increase blood flow and promote healing to the treatment area. There should be little discomfort, bruising or swelling after the procedure.


Superior, Long-Lasting Results

The results of ambulatory phlebectomy can be seen right away and will continue to improve in the days following treatment as the leg fully heals. It is also likely you will experience relief from uncomfortable symptoms almost immediately following your procedure. Because the affected vein is removed, the results of ambulatory phlebectomy are considered permanent.

If you are suffering with large, painful varicose veins, there is no reason to suffer any longer. Contact the Vein Center of Florida & South Baldwin today at 800-910-8346 to find out if ambulatory phlebectomy is the right treatment for you.

Is Vein Treatment Worth It?

October 27, 2016

Vein Center Florida South BaldwinVaricose veins can be unattractive and even uncomfortable for some sufferers. However, many people with varicose veins don’t seek treatment because they don’t know if eliminating varicose veins would be worth the time and discomfort of a medical procedure. For those that have put off vein treatment because they were unsure of the value of a procedure, the specialists at the Vein Center of Florida & South Baldwin have a few basic facts to keep in mind.

Varicose Veins can be More than Cosmetic

You may think those bulging, twisting veins are just a cosmetic problem. However, varicose veins can also be a visible sign of an underlying condition known as venous insufficiency. Venous insufficiency can develop when veins in the lower legs stop working properly, allowing blood to pool inside the vessels. The pooling can lead to swelling and weakening of the vessel, as well as the eventual varicosity you can see on the skin’s surface.

Varicose Veins can get Worse if Left Untreated

If your varicose veins are caused by venous insufficiency, they can continue to worsen if they are left untreated. You might develop physical symptoms like pain, swelling and cramping of the legs when you try to rest in the evening. Those symptoms can become more and more uncomfortable over time. In addition, you might start to see discoloration and other changes to the skin that may become permanent if the underlying condition is not treated in a reasonable period of time.

Varicose Veins can Significantly Impact Your Life

When varicose veins become very prominent on the lower legs, they can affect your self-confidence in wearing different types of clothing. You may avoid activities at the pool and beach because you are uncomfortable wearing a bathing suit with those veins making an appearance. At the same time, physical symptoms can become severe enough to limit your activities, creating a significant impact on your life.

Vein Treatment is Fast and Nearly Painless

Gone are the days of long, painful surgical procedures to eradicate varicose veins. Today’s treatments are performed on an outpatient basis right in your physician’s office. Procedures are done using local anesthesia or no anesthesia at all in some cases. Treatments are typically completed in less than an hour, with some procedures taking just a few short minutes to finish. Discomfort associated with these procedures is nearly non-existent in most cases.

No Recovery Time after Most Vein Treatments

After vein treatment, patients can often return to their regular activities right away. In some cases, patients may wait until the next day to resume their schedule but it is very rare to have to take off any more time than that. There is little or no discomfort after vein treatment, although some procedures require patients to wear compression stockings for a number of days to promote healing and healthy blood flow. These socks can usually be easily hidden underneath pants or long skirts, so no one knows you just had a vein treatment.

Today, there is no reason to suffer the cosmetic embarrassment or physical pain of varicose veins. Vein treatments are fast, relatively painless and do not create a major disruption in your daily life. To learn more about the treatments available, contact the Vein Center of Florida & South Baldwin today at 800-910-8346.

Top Mistakes in Treating Varicose Veins

October 13, 2016

Vein treatment Center Florida Vein treatments today typically offer very good results. These procedures are much better than the surgical procedures of the past, boasting high success rates with minimal discomfort and downtime involved. However, mistakes can happen during the assessment and treatment of vein disorders that can impact the effectiveness of your procedure. To protect yourself, it is a good idea to learn what these mistakes are and how to prevent them when you seek your own vein treatment.

Failing to Take Vein Disease Seriously

Unfortunately, many doctors that do not specialize in vein diseases fail to take these disorders seriously. If your physician brushes your concerns off as a “cosmetic” issue or a “normal” byproduct of aging, seek another opinion. While some visible veins are indeed mostly cosmetic, others can be a visible sign of an underlying condition that will only worsen if it is left unchecked. The only way to know the difference is to do a full vein evaluation that will pinpoint the source of the problem.

Incomplete Assessment of Vein Disorder

When you do schedule a vein assessment, select a physician with state-of-the-art ultrasound technology that can provide the best information about the blood flow inside the vessels. It is best to find a physician that does their own examinations, rather than outsourcing the job to a radiology clinic. This ensures the test is properly done, the results are accurately determined and the best treatment will be recommended.

Treating the Wrong Veins

Physicians that do not specialize in vein treatments may focus on treating the visible veins first, without determining whether underlying “feeder” veins also need to be eradicated. Unfortunately, if just the visible veins are treated, they are likely to return over time since the underlying problem continues to exist. An experienced vein specialist will know to check all the veins in the affected area so the appropriate veins are addressed.

Using the Wrong Treatment

There are any number of vein treatments available today, allowing physicians to tailor the treatment to the specific needs of each patient. Unfortunately, this also means inexperienced physicians might offer the wrong treatment for a specific condition, which will not prove as effective for the patient.

It is particularly important to watch out for physicians that want to perform a more invasive surgical procedure, rather than one of the less invasive procedures available today. In addition to involving more discomfort and downtime, surgical procedures are not generally as effective as the less invasive procedures available today.

Failure to Follow Up after Treatment

Even effective treatments need to be followed up to ensure they worked as they were supposed to. Experienced vein doctors always schedule a follow-up appointment with a patient to ensure the procedure was effective and there were no side effects associated with the procedure. At this appointment, the physician is also likely to give the patient advice on steps they might take to prevent future varicose veins from forming. The follow-up is a crucial part of the entire vein treatment process.

Dr. Jimenez at the Vein Center of Florida & South Baldwin has years of experience diagnosing and treating vein disorders of all kinds. He is committed to meeting with his patients at every appointment, from their initial consultation to their final follow-up. To schedule your consultation with Dr. Jimenez, contact the Vein Center of Florida & South Baldwin today at 800-910-8346.

What to Expect from the Vein Center of Florida

September 30, 2016

vein-center-florida-varicose-spider-veins Varicose and spider veins can be both painful and unsightly, but the good news is there are plenty of effective methods for treating them today. When you make your appointment at the Vein Center of Florida, you are starting a process of diagnosing and treating your vein disorder that will bring positive results. Here is a rundown of the vein treatment process so you can know what to expect from your experience at the Vein Center of Florida.

Your Consultation

When you schedule your first appointment with Dr. Jimenez, you will be asked to wear comfortable clothing and be ready to share your symptoms and medical history. You will need to arrive about 15 minutes prior to your scheduled time in order to fill out necessary paperwork as well. Dr. Jimenez will sit down with you and listen to all the information you provide very carefully, so he can make an accurate assessment of your vein condition before recommending treatment options for you.

Your Diagnosis

Once all the information is collected, you will have a vein screening using Doppler ultrasound. This painless procedure uses sound waves to create images of your vessels. Dr. Jimenez will also be able to see how the blood is moving through the veins, to detect any potential abnormalities. Through this diagnostic process, Dr. Jimenez can pinpoint the precise source of your vein condition, which allows him to recommend the most effective treatment for your specific needs.

Your Treatment Options

Once the assessment is complete, you will be presented with treatment options tailored to your specific situation. The treatments at the Vein Center of Florida include:

  • Cosmetic Sclerotherapy – an injectable treatment used to eliminate small, superficial spider veins
  • Foam Sclerotherapy – also an injectable procedure that can treat larger spider and some varicose veins
  • Endovenous Laser Treatment (EVLT) – uses laser energy to eliminate larger varicose veins
  • Ambulatory Phlebectomy – removes large, bulging varicose veins from the leg in small sections
  • Scleroablative Therapy – effective in treating recurring varicose veins in patients that have had vein stripping or other procedures in the past

All of these treatments are minimally-invasive and can be performed right in our office. Some may require local anesthesia prior to treatment to ensure patient comfort throughout the procedure. Patients are typically able to return to regular activities the same day or the day after their procedure.

Your Follow-Up

After your vein treatment, you may be given compression stockings to wear for a few days. These stockings offer gradient pressure that is tighter in the foot and looser as the sock moves up the leg. The purpose of compression stockings is to promote healthy blood flow in the legs and encourage healing after a vein treatment.

Dr. Jimenez will also schedule a follow-up appointment with you after your vein treatment to ensure the procedure worked correctly. At this time, you will also be able to ask questions about lowering your risk for future varicose veins or address any additional concerns you might have.

Dr. Jimenez believes in forming a positive relationship with all of his patients, whether they only require one vein treatment or a series of appointments to address all of their vein concerns. Patients see Dr. Jimenez personally at every appointment, giving them the chance to ask questions and share information. Although this is not the standard for every medical practice today, Dr. Jimenez believes the patient-doctor relationship is essential for ensuring the highest level of care and service for all of his patients.

If you are suffering with a painful or embarrassing vein condition, now it the time to find out what you can do about it. Contact the Vein Center of Florida & South Baldwin today at 800-910-8346.

Fall Activities in Destin

September 23, 2016

vein center florida destin The Emerald Coast is a popular beach destination any time of the year, but it particularly comes alive during the fall season. This area features a variety of activities and events to suit every age and preference, from seafood aficionados to beach volleyball players. Vein Center of Florida & South Baldwin has a host of possibilities for you to celebrate fall on the warm, sunny Florida coast.

Hit the Beach

Even in the fall, conditions are generally lovely for a long beach day. Water temperatures in the Gulf tend to waiver between 70 and 80 degrees, while the air temperature is still quite warm for outdoor activities. One of the best benefits of spending a day on the beach this time of year is that you won’t have to deal with as many crowds as you would in the summer. With kids back in school and most vacationers back to work, fall beaches can be the true tropical paradise you have dreamed about.

Attend a Festival

Destin is the place for fall festivals of all kind. From the popular Destin Seafood Festival to the Pensacola Interstate Fair just down the road, you will find plenty of reasons to celebrate in southern style. The seafood festival is a particularly well-attended event, with a track record of excellent food and music to enjoy. This event, which kicks off the last day of September this year, is located on the historic Destin Harbor and is free to guests. There is live music and activities for the kids, in addition to a tantalizing array of seafood options.

Listen to Music

There is plenty of good music that comes to Destin throughout the year and fall is no exception. This fall, in addition to the many local artists playing at the fairs and festivals around town, you can catch national acts at venues like the Saenger Theatre and Club LA. In addition to bands and musicians, you can see ballet, stand-up comics and even a few acts that don’t fit in the standard categories. Check early for tickets, as many of these shows sell out quick.

Go Fishing

The annual Destin Fishing Rodeo takes place throughout the month of October, giving avid anglers a chance to strut their stuff and compete for big prizes. Even if you don’t like fishing, you can come as a guest and enjoy the daily weigh-ins or sample a few of the offerings the Gulf Coast has to offer. The event is free to join and even kids can get in on the action and win some nice gifts.

Play Some Volleyball

Fall is the season for the annual Emerald Coast Fall Classic, which features one of the most exciting beach volleyball tournaments in the area. This classic offers five full days of volleyball for playing or watching, parties for the players and even a costume contest to get you in the Halloween spirit. There are some nice prizes to be won and plenty of food and festivities for everyone that attends.

The fall season in Destin is an active one, as residents and visitors alike enjoy seasonal weather and fun. While you are in Destin, make sure to stop by the Vein Center of Florida & South Baldwin to learn about the treatments and services we offer to Florida residents suffering from vein disorders of all kinds. Our team can help you diagnose and eliminate painful and unsightly vein conditions so you can enjoy those long beach days with confidence. To learn more, contact the Vein Center of Florida & South Baldwin at 800-910-8346.

Why You Should Choose the Vein Center of Florida

September 15, 2016

Vein treatment florida south baldwinIf you are suffering from a vein condition like varicose veins, you know just how uncomfortable those swollen vessels can get. Whether you are seeking treatment for cosmetic reasons or because the symptoms have become too uncomfortable, you want to get the best medical care you can find. There are a number of reasons why you should choose the Vein Center of Florida & South Baldwin for the diagnosis and treatment of your vein condition.

Experienced Physician

Dr. Jimenez is one of the most experienced vein specialists in the Florida Panhandle, pioneering endovenous laser treatment (EVLT) in this area many years ago. Today, Dr. Jimenez continues to offer EVLT as just one of his treatment options for addressing both the aesthetic concerns and the physical symptoms of varicose veins. Other state-of-the-art procedures are also available at the Vein Center of Florida & South Baldwin, allowing Dr. Jimenez to customize every procedure to the unique needs of each of his patients.

Despite his wealth of knowledge and experience in the area of vein care, Dr. Jimenez is very traditional when it comes to the doctor/patient relationship. Dr. Jimenez believes in building lasting relationships with all of his patients, which is why he handles all consultations, diagnostics, treatments and follow-ups personally. Patients at the Vein Center of Florida & South Baldwin can rest assured they will see their physician at every one of their appointments.

Full Diagnostic Services

Before varicose veins and other vein disorders can be properly treated, they must be accurately diagnosed. Dr. Jimenez uses the latest in ultrasound technology for this purpose, which provides him with a comprehensive view of the veins in order to make a precise assessment of the problem. Through these services, Dr. Jimenez can pinpoint the exact source of the varicose vein formation so treatment can be more effective.

State-of-the-Art Treatments

Once a diagnosis is made, Dr. Jimenez offers a variety of state-of-the-art treatments at the Vein Center of Florida & South Baldwin, including:

  • Cosmetic sclerotherapy
  • Ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy
  • Scleroablative therapy
  • Endovenous laser treatment
  • Ambulatory phlebectomy

In addition to these procedures, Dr. Jimenez also uses tried and true compression therapy as a means of managing symptoms and promoting healthy blood flow after a vein treatment. Patients have peace-of-mind in knowing they will receive the best possible care at the Vein Center of Florida & South Baldwin, with procedures and treatments that have been shown to be both safe and effective.

Multiple Locations

In addition to a variety of services available at the Vein Center of Florida & South Baldwin, there are also multiple locations for our patients to choose from. Offices are located in Pensacola, Destin and Foley, Alabama, giving our patients the convenience of choosing the office that is closest to them. No matter which office you choose, you can rest assured you will receive the same level of care from Dr. Jimenez and his staff, as well as the same high-quality diagnostics and treatments the Vein Center of Florida & South Baldwin has become known for.

If you are suffering from painful symptoms and the cosmetic embarrassment of varicose veins or other vein issues, do not suffer any longer. Contact the Vein Center of Florida & South Baldwin today to find out how we can help you say goodbye to those uncomfortable vein conditions for good. Call us today 800-910-8346.