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Dismiss the discomfort running through your veins

Okanagan summers mean more time spent outside working on your tan lines. No one knows this better than Kelowna born and raised, Dr. Janna Bentley at Lakeshore Vein & Aesthetics.

With the extra sunshine comes sunscreen and more exposed skin, which might mean that you’ve been noticing the symptoms of your vein reflux disease now more than ever.

Varicose and spider veins can be unsightly, uncomfortable, and even painful, however, they are not an inevitable sign of ageing.

Those swollen, raised and often twisted bulging veins along the back or inside of the leg afflict roughly half of all women and up to 15% of men. The symptoms of this venous disease do have the potential to worsen over time and cause serious side effects, however, innovative new technology available at Lakeshore Vein & Aesthetics allows for a remedy that is minimally invasive and that yields immediate results.

Two particular treatment options have emerged as the best solutions by a large margin.

EndoVenous Laser Treatment (EVLT) and the VenaSeal Venous Closure System, both performed under local anesthetic only, can have you resuming normal activity the very next day. These two revolutionary procedures have proven successful in helping patients like you live a life free of varicose and spider veins.

EndoVenous Laser Treatment (EVLT)

EVLT uses ultrasound to map the veins in your afflicted area and then a thin laser fiber inserted through a tiny entry point near the knee to close off the troublesome veins. Once closed, the healthy veins in the surrounding area take over the vascular duties.

Sounds scary, but it's really not. This treatment allows doctors to eliminate the issue without the typical hassle of undergoing surgery. In fact, the simplicity of the one-hour, patient-friendly EVLT technology means that you’ll be walking comfortably just ten minutes after treatment.

VenaSeal Venous Closure System

Similarly, VenaSeal includes the same mapping of the afflicted veins using ultrasound but instead of using a laser to close them off, a safe-for-the-body medical adhesive is carefully injected into the vein before mild compression to the exterior of the leg causes the vein to become glued shut. The beauty of this alternative is that it eliminates the need for multiple needle sticks of anesthesia.

Rest assured in the hands of Dr. Janna Bentley and her team at Lakeshore Vein & Aesthetics knowing that they were the first in the Thompson/Okanagan/Kootenays area to offer the new VenaSeal closure system for the treatment of varicose veins.

<who>Photo Credit: Lakeshore Vein & Aesthetics</who>

Included in both the EVLT and VenaSeal treatments from the spa-like setting at Lakeshore Vein & Aesthetics are three sclerotherapy touch-ups per leg to ensure you are entirely satisfied with the way you look and feel.

Following either procedure, patients report minimal to no scarring, bruising or residual pain, allowing them to live their life to the fullest once again.

Whichever treatment best suits your needs, the Accredited Medical Facility located between the Save On Foods and Shoppers Drug Mart on Lakeshore Road has the investment opportunity your body deserves.

To find out which treatment Dr. Janna Bentley and her team recommend to have you feeling rejuvenated in your skin, request an appointment today.

Lakeshore Vein & Aesthetics Clinic is one of B.C.'s premier vein treatment and medical skin care clinics. Started by Dr. Janna Bentley, an Okanagan local, Lakeshore Vein & Aesthetic aims to raise the bar for customer service and treatment excellence in the community.

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