Do You Experience Discomfort From Varicose Veins? Our vein specialists offer effective solutions for treating varicose veins and spider veins. We specialize in minimally invasive techniques that allow patients to be treated right in our office.
What to Look for When Considering Treatment:
Dramatic Results Without Drastic Measures Banish varicose veins with a minimally invasive vein treatment that is safe and effective without lengthy downtime. It’s a non-surgical alternative to vein stripping that seals varicose veins shut and eliminates them for good.
Fast, Safe, In-office ProceduresEndovascular radiofrequency or laser ablationDuring the procedure, a thin fiber is inserted into the varicose vein through a tiny entry point, usually near the knee. A local anesthetic is used to minimize the pain from the small incision. A local anesthetic is also applied along the length of the vein to make the procedure virtually painless. As the fiber is withdrawn, targeted energy damages the vein walls, shrinking them and closing the faulty vein so that blood cannot flow through it. The body simply reroutes the blood flow through healthier veins. No other tissue in the legs is affected.
Sclerotherapy For this procedure, your doctor injects small-sized varicose veins known as spider veins with a solution that closes those veins. Treated varicose veins should fade in a few weeks. Each vein can respond differently and may require an additional injection to achieve the desired result.
What are the complications of this procedure? A small number of patients experience numbness that usually passes quickly. Also, there may be minor soreness and bruising. Any discomfort can be treated with over-the-counter, non-aspirin pain relievers as necessary.
How long does it take to recuperate? Patients can expect a fast recovery. Usually a patient is up and walking immediately and can resume normal daily activity; however, patients are advised to avoid rigorous activities such as gym workouts for a few days.
Is this therapy effective for smaller varicose veins or spider veins? After having minimally invasive vein treatment, you may still have smaller varicose veins and spider veins. Sclerotherapy can be used to treat these if desired.