All varicose veins regardless of their size receive a careful evaluation from our physicians to ensure that they are not symptomatic of more serious venous disease. Our evaluation will help us to recommend which treatment is best for you.
When veins are swollen and bluish they generally can’t be repaired. Sclerotherapy treatment involves using microneedles to inject small amounts of medicine into the diseased veins. This treatment generally causes very little pain and causes the vein to turn pale and gradually disappear. Veins are treated from the largest to the smallest and may take several treatments. Each treatment takes approximately 15 minutes and may consist of several injections.
Laser Vein Therapy
Treatment consists of our physicians adjusting the laser to deliver a very precise dosage of light energy to the diseased vein. This light energy is absorbed only by this vein and not the surrounding tissue. This energy causes the blood in the vein to coagulate and eventually cause the body to remove the diseased vein by absorbing it in the body. Different types of lasers are used for different types of veins.
What Other Treatments are Available?
In more severe cases of varicose veins Sclerotherapy and Laser Therapy may not be effective until other treatment options are first utilized. Before any treatment options are discussed, you will be fully evaluated by a physician. Your medical history will be reviewed. Prior treatments of your veins will have to be considered. The extent of your new disease and such factors as your skin type are also considered. We will discuss fully with you what treatment we feel will best help your problem.
In cases of more severe varicose veins, treatment may be best accomplished by Surgery. If this is what we feel will help you best, we will discuss our reasons with you fully and if you wish to pursue this option, we will refer you to a surgeon with special skills in this area.