If you suffer from unsightly varicose veins and spider veins, you know how frustrating and embarrassing it can be to live with them. Fortunately, several treatments can restore confidence and make your legs veins look and feel better without invasive surgery or pricey laser treatments. These seven excellent varicose vein treatments will have you feeling great again in no time!
In most cases, a patient can be treated with minimally invasive surgery that treats the varicose veins by placing tiny coils or strips of material called synthetic filters in or around the vein to ensure better blood flow. The filter is left in place for up to three months, after which it naturally dissolves. Some patients may need compression stockings for about six weeks to help reduce post-surgical swelling or blood clots by helping increase blood flow. Other types of treatments include sclerotherapy injections, phlebectomy (removal), endovenous laser ablation (EVLA), and radiofrequency ablation (RFA).
Sclerotherapy is a treatment for varicosities that involves the injection of a sclerosing solution into the blood vessel, which causes it to collapse. Sclerotherapy requires two sessions two weeks apart to be effective, but this vein treatment lasts a long time. Unlike other treatments, sclerotherapy must be done correctly, as untreated varicose veins can lead to complications down the line.
3) Endovenous Laser Treatment
Endovenous laser treatment uses heat from a laser energy beam to shrink enlarged veins and help them return to their natural size. By shrinking the vein, less blood is forced through the weakened vein, making it less likely for blood clots to form. Laser therapy may be used alone or with other treatments such as sclerotherapy, surgery, or compression stockings.
4) RFA (Radiofrequency Ablation)
Varicose veins are caused by venous insufficiency and the improper circulation of blood, which can lead to tissue degeneration. The good news is that effective treatments are available to combat the problem. Some patients prefer laser treatment, while others may find radiofrequency ablation (RFA) more appropriate for their needs. RFA uses radiofrequency energy and works by inserting a catheter into the vein and heating the inside lining until it scars and closes.Learn more about this varicose vein treatment from East Bay Vein Specialists here.
Phlebectomy is the most popular form of treatment since it’s minimally invasive and relatively fast. Specifically, phlebectomy involves using a needle to remove varicose veins near the skin’s surface (about 1/4 inch deep). If larger varicoses in other areas can’t be treated with this method, we may employ a small incision to remove them. The post-operative recovery period for both methods is relatively short, but sometimes there’s bruising or swelling after the procedure. The biggest downside? It doesn’t help with spider veins.
Liposuction is one of the most commonly used treatments for varicose veins. It’s quick, safe, and doesn’t require general anesthetic. As soon as you are awake, you can resume your daily routine. Liposuction can also be combined with other treatments, such as sclerotherapy, to reduce the appearance of unsightly spider veins on your legs or thighs. There are no visible scars from this treatment, and patients can resume their normal activities within hours of surgery.
Ultrasound-Guided Phlebectomy: A phlebectomy is a minimally invasive surgery that removes varicose veins using ultrasound imaging for guidance. The procedure typically takes about 30 minutes, does not require anesthesia, and has minimal scarring. Patients often return to work the following day!
7) VNUS Closure
Varicose veins are a common disorder that is more prevalent in people over 40. If you suffer from varicose veins, seek help from East Bay Vein Specialists for the best treatment options. The first step is to assess your condition and determine what type of treatment will work best for you. This includes examining the size, number, and severity of varicoses and how old they are.
Varicose veins are unsightly, bothersome, and painful to have. However, if you have been living with them for a while, your life could improve significantly with a professional vein treatment from East Bay Vein Specialists. Though we are based in the San Francisco/Oakland area, we serve clients all over the country.Contact us today to schedule an appointment! You can also visit our website or follow us on Twitter. Also, check out our latest web post on Three Tips to Recover Faster From Super Bowl Sunday. Finally, please call us today if you or someone you know needs help with varicose veins.