Varicose veins and venous disease only occurs in the elderly.


While your risk of varicose veins and venous disease increases after the age of 50, it is more common in a younger population than you think. While rare, we have seen cases as young as in the teens.


What You Should Know About Vein Disease:

Progressive: Vein disease is a chronic progressive disease. Treating the surface veins with injections (sclerotherapy) is just a quick/cosmetic fix and does not treat the root of the problem. The symptoms and disease process, however, need to be treated with a comprehensive look at your venous system and treatment of the root vessels causing the problem. The earlier you seek treatment, the better the results.

Hereditary: While there are many measures you can take to lower your risk for vein disease, there is a hereditary component. If one parent has vein disease, your personal risk increases by 40%, if both parents have it, your risk goes all the way up to 90%. 

You Can Lower Your Risks: There are some simple steps you can do to lower your risk for progression of the disease. Keep your BMI under 25, avoid smoking, get regular exercise, and if you have a job that requires long periods of sitting, get up and move around at least hourly. 

Treatment is Quick and Easy: Venous Treatment is most often a simple in-office procedure with little to no down time.

You’ve Got Coverage: Vein disease is a chronic medical disease. Our treatments are usually covered by typical insurance plans.

Do you think you may have vein disease?  If you have common symptoms, such as spider veins, chronic leg pain, or tingling, itching burning, swelling, or skin discoloration in your lower legs, you may have vein disease. Call Genesis Laser & Vein Center to set up a consultation to have your legs assessed by our vein expert, Chandra N. Prasad, MD, FACS. Treating vein disease for over 25 years. 

(573) 761-5277
2511 W. Edgewood, Ste. H, JCMO

Dr. Chandra Prasad and the Genesis team.