Varicose Vein Treatment
Dallas Texas

Personalized
Vein Care
For Cosmetic &
Clinically Significant
Vein Problems

Personalized Vein Care

For Cosmetic &
Clinically Significant
Vein Problems

Varicose Vein
Treatment Dallas Texas

Nearly 1 in 5 adults are affected by visible varicose veins, many of which live with difficult swelling and pain in their legs. Our Vein Specialists provide state of the art varicose vein treatment in Dallas, TX to help your legs look and feel better. Schedule your vein screening today! We accept all major insurances.

Learn more about varicose veins and your treatment options below.

Varicose Veins: enlarged, often visible veins bulging from the legs
Leg affected by bulging varicose veins in need of varicose vein treatment
Spider & Reticular Veins: clusters of red, blue, or purple colored veins
Leg affected by spider veins and reticular veins
Swelling & Skin Changes: these symptoms can accompany varicose veins
Legs affected by varicose veins, swelling, and skin changes caused by vein disease
At IVC, we treat varicose veins with minimally invasive vein closure, the leading technique in varicose vein treatment. Minimally invasive means that we use medical devices to treat your veins through a single knick in your leg. This allows us to heal your legs without the major incisions or extensive recovery time that a typical surgery would require.

Varicose Vein Closure

Effective Treatment – vein closure eliminates varicose veins and reliably relieves pain and swelling

Simple Diagnosis – an ultrasound exam is all it takes for us to find out if your veins are causing you trouble

Fast Procedure – the vein closure procedure usually takes about 45 minutes from start to finish

Immediate Recovery – you can return to your normal activities on the same day, immediately after your procedure

Clinically Proven – the efficacy of vein closure is supported by several clinical studies and nearly two decades of practice

Varicose Vein Doctor in Dallas, TX performing varicose vein closure treatment
The vein closure procedure is done through a single tiny puncture in the leg.

IVC: Your Varicose Vein Doctors in Dallas, TX

Dr. Aaron Fritts, MD

Interventional & Vascular Specialists

Dr. Aaron Fritts is a board-certified Vascular & Interventional Radiologist that specializes in minimally invasive treatment for varicose veins in Dallas, TX. Dr. Fritts is well-versed in vascular conditions, and has found his passion in providing care for individuals suffering from vein disease. He was recently selected as a SuperDoctors Rising Star and has been voted one of D-Magazine’s best doctors in Dallas.
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Varicose vein treatment specialist Dr. Aaron Fritts in Dallas, TX

“Dr. Fritts and his staff have been very kind, professional, and informative through each of my vein ablation treatments. I’ve experienced very little pain, and recovery seems to be going great. I would definitely recommend!”

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“Dr. Fritts explained my vein disease process thoroughly and made sure I understood what was happening. He fought to get my insurance to approve the procedures for my varicose veins. I’ve had one of the procedures so far, and I’m already so amazed at the results.”

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Why Varicose Veins Occur

Venous Reflux

The underlying cause of most vein problems is a phenomenon known as “venous reflux.” Venous reflux refers to the condition in which blood in a vein or a group of veins flows backwards (away from the heart), causing blood to pool in the veins. This pooling is responsible for the visual bulging and discoloration that is characteristic of varicose veins.

Varicose Vein Risk Factors

For any individual case of varicose veins, the exact cause is usually unknown. We do know that lifestyle factors that expose the veins to excessive amounts of pressure, such as prolonged sitting or standing, weight gain, or pregnancy increase your likelihood of developing varicose veins. Similarly, factors that are thought to compromise the integrity of the veins, such as smoking and aging also increase your risk.
Leg affected by bulging varicose veins with diagram showing vein reflux
Vein reflux is the underlying cause of varicose veins in most cases.

More Than A Cosmetic Issue

Varicose veins are commonly thought of as just a cosmetic issue, and while this is true in some cases, many individuals with varicose veins also deal with cumbersome swelling and pain. When flow stagnates and blood pools in the veins, it can have systemic effects on the tissues of the leg, affecting skin and muscle health. Patients often report cramping, aching, throbbing, and heaviness in their leg, among other sensations. As vein disease progresses, the skin can become dry and itchy, hardened, or discolored. In its most severe form, venous leg ulcers can form as a consequence of insufficient blood flow in the veins.
Woman's legs affected by visible varicose veins, spider veins, and reticular veins
Legs affected by varicose veins, swelling, and skin color changes caused by vein disease
Swollen legs with bulging varicose veins and densely colored spider veins
Legs undergoing skin changes caused by severe varicose veins

How Does Varicose Vein Closure Work?

Vein closure involves the use of minimally invasive medical devices to access the vein and treat it from the inside. The goal of the vein closure procedure is to shut down the diseased vein, thereby allowing blood to flow through nearby healthy veins. There are multiple approaches to vein closure that use different means of closing down the vein.

VenClose Thermal Ablation

Thermal ablation, also called radiofrequency vein ablation or endovenous ablation, is the most common approach to vein closure. The VenClose thermal ablation procedure is performed using a catheter that is equipped with a heating element and connected to a radiofrequency (RF) generator. Prior to activating the heating element, the saphenous compartment, which surrounds the vein, is filled with a liquid referred to as tumescent anesthesia. Tumescent anesthesia acts as a heat sink to protect surrounding tissue from excessive temperatures during treatment. When applied to the inside of the vein, excessive heat causes the vein wall to collapse, closing down the vein.
The VenClose thermal ablation procedure is used to close down varicose veins
When applied to the inside of the vein, thermal energy causes the varicose vein to collapse.

Ultrasound Guided Foam Sclerotherapy (UGFS)

Ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy (UGFS), like thermal ablation, is another option in the vein specialist’s toolbox for closing down varicose veins. The procedure works by injecting a chemical agent called a sclerosant into the vein. Mixed with gas prior to injection, the sclerosant solution has a foamy consistency that fills the vein. The sclerosant can be thought of as a chemical irritant that damages the inner lining of the vein, causing it to collapse and scar over, effectively closing down the vein. For this reason, sclerotherapy is sometimes referred to as ‘chemical ablation.’
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Heal Your Legs

Varicose vein closure restores healthy blood flow throughout the veins of the leg, allowing the legs to heal.

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Reduce Swelling

Restoring healthy circulation takes the fluid off of your leg, so you can get back on your feet.

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Pain Relief

Vein treatment can help relieve cramps and soreness in the leg caused by insufficient blood flow.

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Varicose Vein Screening

Medically History

Your visit to IVC will begin with a review of your medical history followed by a physical exam. Together, these activities take about 30 minutes. If you have varicose veins, other outward signs of venous insufficiency, or leg symptoms that are characteristic of vein disease, we’ll perform an ultrasound imaging study to determine the location and extent of your vein disease.

Ultrasound Exam

The ultrasound evaluation allows us to determine a treatment plan that will best address your venous insufficiency. The ultrasound exam can take up to 60 minutes depending on the extent and complexity of your vein disease. Following the ultrasound exam, our Vein Specialists will share their findings and discuss your treatment options with you, after which you’ll be scheduled to return for your procedure.
Vein specialist Dr. Aaron Fritts performing ultrasound exam on patient with varicose veins
Vein Specialist Dr. Aaron Fritts performing an ultrasound exam on a patient with varicose veins.

Alternative Varicose Vein Treatment Options

When it comes to vein treatment, you really have three (3) different options:

(1) Compression Stockings – medical-grade stockings that apply graduated pressure to the leg and assist with blood flow
(2) Vein Closure Treatment – a minimally invasive medical device is used to close down varicose veins (described above)
(3) Vein Stripping Surgery – a surgical procedure in which the varicose vein is pulled out of the leg via incisions


At IVC, our vein specialists focus on vein closure treatment. Here’s why:

Vein closure is more effective than compression stockings. Compression stockings are usually prescribed by general practitioners as a conservative, first-line therapy for venous insufficiency. They can help relieve symptoms by improving blood flow through the veins. However, this improvement in blood flow does not address the underlying pathologies involved in venous insufficiency, so continuous long-term use is required for stockings to be effective. Many patients have trouble staying compliant with their stocking prescription, which can render them ineffective.

Vein closure is safer than vein stripping surgery. ​Vein stripping is a more invasive surgical alternative to superficial vein closure. This procedure is used to remove a superficial vein by threading a wire device through it and ripping the vein out. Vein stripping typically requires a major incisions at each end of the vein to access it and prep it for removal.

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References
[1] Eberhardt (2014). Contemporary Views in Cardiovascular Medicine: Chronic Venous Insufficiency. Circulation. 2014;130:333-346.
[2] Meissner (2005). Lower Extremity Venous Anatomy. Seminars in Interventional Radiology. 2005;22(3):147-156.
[3] Cesarone (2002). ‘Real’ epidemiology of varicose veins and chronic venous diseases: the San Valentino Vascular Screening Project. Angiology 2002; 53: 119–130.
[4] McLafferty, R. B., Passman, M. A., Caprini, J. A., Rooke, T. W., Markwell, S. A., Lohr, J. M., … Dalsing, M. C. (2008). Increasing awareness about venous disease: The American Venous Forum expands the National Venous Screening Program. Journal of Vascular Surgery, 48(2), 394–399.
[5] Meissner (2016). What is effective care for varicose veins? Phlebology, 31(1_suppl), 80–87.
[6] Kankam (2017). A summation analysis of compliance and complications of compression hosiery for patients with chronic venous disease or post-thrombotic syndrome. European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, 55:406-416.
[7] Lohr (2010). Radiofrequency Ablation: Evolution of a Treatment. Seminars in Vascular Surgery, 23(2), 90–100.​

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