Aubrey became a nurse because she loves taking care of people and knew that healthcare was her calling from a young age. She graduated from the Registered Nursing program at Gordon College in 2006. Aubrey graduated from Western Governor's University in 2012 with her Bachelor's of Science in Nursing. She decided to pursue her advanced practice degree to be able to continue care-giving at a higher level. In 2017 Aubrey graduated from South University with her Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner degree. During her healthcare journey Aubrey has worked in cardiology, internal medicine, aesthetics and worked as as a circulating nurse in the operating room assisting in multiple specialties.
She is passionate about developing personal connections with her patients and educating them about how to take better care of themselves. When not working, she spends as much time as she can with her husband and there young children. Together, they enjoy playing outside, listening to music, and being silly because she believes that love and laughter are the best medicine!
Aubrey performs ultrasound guided sclerotherapy at our Fayetteville, Georgia location. Sclerotherapy is a proven solution, which has been used for nearly nine decades for spider vein treatment. Sclerotherpy has an even longer history of use for varicose vein treatment.
A chemical formula, called a sclerosing solution, is injected into the vein with a tiny needle. There are various types of sclerosant; Dr. Feldman, Aubrey Mauney and Shelley Chaffin will recommend the best for your situation. All formulas work on the same principle, with ingredients designed to irritate the vascular wall. As a result of that irritation, the blood clots and the vein lining swells and sticks together. The vein gradually fades away following treatment, until it becomes barely noticeable, or not visible at all.
Depending on the location and size of the veins, several may be treated in a single appointment. For smaller veins, one session may be all that is required. For larger veins or larger sections, a follow-up treatment may be needed to optimize results.
Sometimes, you may only see fine spider veins but there are larger veins deeper beneath the surface. It is commonly believed that these larger diseased vessels should be treated when the visible spider veins are treated. Ultrasound guided sclerotherapy can be used to treat both the visible surface veins and the deeper ones after primary saphenous vein treatment. In most cases, you will be advised to wear graduated compression stockings for two weeks after the procedure. This results in better outcomes with less residual pigmentation of the skin.
Although leg veins are sometime considered a purely cosmetic concern, they are frequently accompanied by medical symptoms, ranging from an itching or burning sensation to a dull throb or early fatigue. 90% of vein disease ends up being medical in nature, however most patients do not attribute their symptoms as venous in origin. Even though blood flows through these veins, they are not essential for proper functioning of the circulatory system. The human body has an abundance of superficial vessels, and blood is naturally re-routed to healthy ones. If a vein is unattractive or it is causing discomfort, it can be safely treated with sclerotherapy, an injectable treatment that causes problematic vessels to shrink or disappear. The procedure is highly effective; approximately 50 to 90 percent of all patients enjoy significant improvement in the appearance of the treated veins. On occasion, a vein cannot be treated with sclerotherapy for technical reasons. In these instances, we have other options with excellent results.