Serving the Atlanta and Decatur communities for over twenty years.


Happy, Healthy Patients and Doctor Satisfaction

It has been gratifying to see patient satisfaction with the new innovations in varicose vein treatment.  Most all patients see symptom reduction and cosmetic improvement within a very short period of time.

One of my first patients reported that after her treatment, it was the first night of good sleep she was able to have.   For years, she had suffered from restless leg syndrome in addition to leg pain from her varicose veins.  Now she experienced relief.

One of my most memorable patients was a man with severe varicose veins that kept him from standing on his feet for more than a 10 minute period.  He owned a farm with a large property.  Needless to say, not being able to be on his feet for more than 10 minutes severely impacted his ability to work his farm.    After the thermal ablation treatment, he was able to work all day!   To say that this  changed his life is an understatement for sure.

Another patient had one leg treated, with plans to treat her other leg later.  She remarked that she could feel such a difference in how her leg felt after treatment.  The treated leg felt so much better than the untreated one – less fatigue and heaviness at the end of the day.  She knew for sure the effectiveness of the treatment as she compared the treated leg with the untreated one. This was a real motivation for her to complete her treatment on her other leg so that she could have both legs feeling equally well.

Surprisingly, some patients don’t realize they have symptoms!   Because they have experienced the aching, heaviness and leg fatigue for so long, they have gotten used to this and accept it as “normal.”   They may think everyone’s legs feel this way—perhaps it’s just to be expected to experience leg fatigue with certain activities.  Or they think it’s a normal part of aging.  They have resigned themselves to accept the symptoms as part of life.  After treatment, they are pleasantly surprised at how well they feel.

There is usually a similar response with most all of the patients that we treat.  Everyone’s story is a little different, which makes life interesting.  But each person feels a lot of happiness and relief.  We get a lot of feedback on how much better they feel and a lot of thanks for our help in making the process easy.   This makes by work so very satisfying.

Dr. David Fern is the founder of Vein & Skin Laser Center, with two offices, one in North Atlanta and one in Decatur, serving and convenient to Sandy Springs, Dunwoody, Vinings, Roswell, Marietta, Alpharetta, Duluth, Norcross, Johns Creek, Tucker, Lilburn, Stone Mountain, Snellville, and Conyers.