Apligraf® in Dallas, TX
Vanguard Vascular & Vein treats varicose veins via Apligraf® for the residents of Garland, Rowlett, and the Greater Dallas area.
Patients with varicose veins may be at greater risk for developing sores on the surface of their skin known as diabetic ulcers and venous leg wounds. Circulatory diseases often prevent ulcers and wounds from healing. Apligraf®, an advanced wound therapy, can help heal diabetic foot ulcers and venous leg ulcers that do not respond to treatment using conventional therapies.
Apligraf®, a thin patch that looks like a piece of real skin, contains an outer layer of protective skin cells and an inner layer of cells contained within collagen. Both types of cells contain substances similar to the proteins and growth factors in healthy human skin, which stimulates the body to regenerate new skin in the presence of a wound.
What Happens During the Apligraf® Procedure?
Your physician places Apligraf® directly on your diabetic ulcer or venous leg wound. A non-adhesive dressing is applied over Apligraf®, following by additional dressing. The dressing is changed every week by your physician.
What Can I Expect After the Apligraf® Procedure?
Your physician will advises you on how to care for Apligraf® after it is applied to your ulcer or wound. During the first week of healing, you should protect the area to ensure that the Apligraf® application begins to work with your body properly. Your physician changes the dressing weekly and checks the progress of the Apligraf® application. For venous leg wounds, your physician may require you to wear special compression garments during the healing process.
For more information, or to schedule an appointment with one of our vascular surgeons in our Rowlett, Texas office, call Vanguard Vascular & Vein at (972) 487-1818.
Vanguard Vascular & Vein is a leading vascular care provider serving Garland, Rowlett, and the Greater Dallas area. Our patients rely on us for individualized care and a holistic approach that addresses all of their vascular care needs. We are the first practice in the area, and one of only five in the country, to receive Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation (RPVI) accreditation. The accreditation assures our patients that the care they receive meets the highest professional standards for vascular ultrasound interpretation. To learn more about the Vanguard Way, please visit our About Us page.