Venous Stasis Dermatitis Treatment
Venous Stasis Dermatitis
What is venous stasis dermatitis?
Venous stasis dermatitis is a venous insufficiency related condition that typically affects the legs, ankles, and feet (although it can present in other areas of the body) resulting in swelling, pain, severe skin irritation (redness, soreness, discoloration, scaling, dryness, intense itch, shiny skin, cracked skin, thick skin), venous ulcers (open sores or wounds), infection, and other venous stasis dermatitis symptoms and complications.
Venous stasis dermatitis is also commonly referred to as gravitational dermatitis, venous eczema, and stasis dermatitis.
What causes venous stasis dermatitis?
Venous stasis dermatitis is caused by venous insufficiency. When proper vein valve function deteriorates, those valves are unable to effectively support blood flow from the lower extremities back to the heart. When this happens, blood can pool in the legs, ankles, and feet, creating pressure, swelling (edema), and fluid accumulation, causing a variety of vascular conditions and diseases, including stasis dermatitis (gravitational dermatitis, venous eczema, or venous stasis dermatitis).
Venous stasis dermatitis is a relatively common condition. Risk factors include high blood pressure, family history of venous insufficiency, age-related vein wall and valve deterioration, the presence of blood clots or varicose veins, lifestyle factors, jobs that involve sitting or standing for long periods of time, and pregnancy.
Patients with stasis dermatitis often experience related vascular complications, such as venous ulcers, varicose veins, and deep vein thrombosis (DVT).
What happens if venous stasis dermatitis is left untreated?
If you suspect that you have venous stasis dermatitis, it is important to see a qualified stasis dermatitis doctor right away. Stasis dermatitis requires proper care and treatment to both resolve acute symptoms and to avoid potentially serious complications, such as venous leg ulcers, open sores and wounds that are unable to heal, abscesses, and infections such as cellulitis (skin infection) and osteomyelitis (bone infection).
Venous stasis dermatitis treatment options
Stasis dermatitis treatment may involve medication to address acute symptoms and/or minimally invasive vein surgery (little-to-no downtime) to treat the underlying causes and prevent future occurrences. Stasis dermatitis treatment options often include ablation, phlebectomy, sclerotherapy, and other minimally invasive procedures.
Board Certified Vascular Surgeon Dr. Paula Muto and her team of leading venous stasis dermatitis specialists have more than 25 years of experience and have performed hundreds of highly-effective vein procedures to address the causes of stasis dermatitis. The Muto Vein Center offers innovative and comfortable treatment options on an outpatient basis.
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Benefit from our experience and get the right care, the first time. Schedule a free in-person or video consultation with Dr. Muto to discuss your concerns and treatment options available to help you resolve your venous stasis dermatitis.
Insurance + payment
Insurance plans typically cover costs for venous stasis dermatitis treatment. Muto Vein Center accepts many types of insurance plans, including private, Medicare, and Medicaid plans. For those paying directly out-of-pocket, we offer exceptional care for a fair and affordable price. Financing options are also available for treatment that is not covered by insurance and for those who choose to pay directly, including HSA, FSA, and CareCredit.
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Why Choose Muto Vein Center?
Experience + Expertise
Dr. Muto is a respected, board-certified vascular surgeon with over 25 years of experience. She has performed thousands of successful vein treatment procedures across the spectrum of lower extremity vascular conditions. You’re in good hands at Muto Vein Center.
We use the latest and most effective, evidence-based, minimally-invasive leg vein treatment techniques and technology to help you successfully resolve your condition—quickly, comfortably, and with little-to-no downtime or disruption to your life.
Results You’ll Love
We understand the physical and mental impact your condition can have and the importance of achieving results that provide relief and help you look your best. Dr. Muto and her team are passionate about helping you achieve results that make you love your legs again.
Above all, we sincerely care about our patients and their satisfaction, happiness, and health. You can trust that we will treat you as a person and not a number, listen to you, work with skill, urgency, and efficiency, and do all we can to make your vein treatment a success.
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We are proud to be among an elite group of vein centers accredited by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) in the United States.
IAC Accreditation means you can be certain you will receive the highest level of care and competence at Muto Vein Center.
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Insurance + Financing Options
Insurance plans typically cover most forms of vein treatment provided at Muto Vein Center. We accept many types of insurance plans, including private, Medicare, and Medicaid plans. Dr. Muto and her team work hard to ensure that our patients get the treatment they deserve and maximize available coverage under their plan.
For those paying directly out-of-pocket, we offer exceptional, efficient care for a fair and affordable cost.
Financing options are available for treatment that is not covered by insurance and for those who choose to pay directly, including HSA, FSA, and CareCredit.