A fair share of the population, nearly twenty-five percent, of USA suffers from a abnormal medical condition known as the Varicose Vein. This condition is brought about by defective valves in the blood circulatory system which fail to close properly, resulting in the circulation of de-oxygenated blood to the legs instead of the heart. This results in an increase in pressure in the veins, causing them to swell and be visible on the surface of the skin. If left untreated, it causes severe pain, ulcers on the skin and more serious complications. The causes of its occurrence are mainly hereditary and it is more common in women than in men.
Initial treatment of a varicose vein includes wearing tight compression stockings during work to force the defective valve to remain closed. This, though, is a temporary solution. A more permanent remedy includes the surgical removal of the varicose vein. The most popular treatment in present times is the TriVex System, which makes use of the specially programmed illumination system under the skin that accurately detects the defective vein, enabling the surgeon to quickly extract it with minimal incisions. The illumination system then confirms its removal thereafter. This procedure reduces pain and post operative side effects.