The Definition of Venous Stasis Ulcers
A venous stasis ulcer is not something to be taken lightly. This is caused when untreated venous insufficiency results in the pooling of blood, most often in the lower extremities, causing the local skin to itch and burn. This is one of the most troublesome aspects of venous disease and requires medical attention to treat. We at Premier Dermatology and Mohs Surgery of Atlanta can help you determine if you have a venous stasis ulcer and help you treat both the ulcer itself and its underlying cause.
Checking and Treating Venous Stasis Ulcers
Venous stasis ulcers heal slowly and will likely recur if not properly taken care of. They manifest most commonly on the leg between the ankle and the knee. The best way to treat the emergence of any new stasis ulcers is to address the fundamental issue of venous insufficiency. At Premier Dermatology and Mohs Surgery of Atlanta, we will implement a lower extremity ultrasound to check the blood flow in your veins and determine the precise source of the problem. As you can imagine, smaller ulcers are more easily managed and treated than larger ones. We must emphasize the importance of taking preventative measures against venous stasis ulcers for the sake of your circulation and general health.
Contact Us for Further Information
If you have, or believe you may have, any venous stasis ulcers and are looking for a way to address them, we encourage you to reach out and make an appointment with Premier Dermatology and Mohs Surgery of Atlanta. At our office in Alpharetta, GA, our qualified team of caring professionals will be happy to evaluate your condition, answer any questions or concerns you may have, and help you get back to a happy and comfortable life. Contact us today to set up your consultation!