Vein issues can occur in anyone. No matter if you work to sculpt your legs on a daily basis or sit for hours upon hours per day, vein issues can affect us all. These vein issues can not only be caused by sedimentary life style, but also through family history, pregnancy, and hormonal changes. If you are suffering from some kind of vein ailment, look to these new treatment techniques to get rid of those nasty and ugly veins.
Varicose Vein Treatments
Varicose veins can not only be a cosmetic nightmare, but they can also cause pain, cramping, and a feeling of heaviness in the legs. Severe cases of varicose veins can even lead to dangerous blood clots or other serious issues concerning both the legs and your entire body. There are several options for varicose vein treatment, including sclerotherapy, laser ablation, and ambulatory phlebectomy.
Ultrasound guided sclerotherapy is a procedure that is used to treat varicose veins that may not respond to traditional therapies. This procedure involves a patient lying flat while an image of the vein is displaying using ultrasound equipment. A tiny needle is then inserted to the center of the vein and injects a sclerosing solution that will seal the vein. The needle is then removed and the vein will seal closed.
Laser ablation is a minimally invasive procedure that is performed under local anesthesia. A thin catheter is inserted into the vein through a small puncture in the knee. The laser is then inserted into the catheter and used to seal the faulty vein in an effort to cut off the blood flow. The vein will then be absorbed into the body and dissolved. This procedure is new and involves the most equipment, but reduces recovery time due to the minimal bruising and discomfort associated with the procedure.
Ambulatory phlebectomy is a surgical technique that removes the larger surface of the varicose vein and is often done in conjunction with endovenous laser ablation. The patient is placed under local anesthesia and tiny holes are made through the veins which are going to be removed. The procedure removes the veins from the patient and then small sutures are used to close the punctures. The patient is then left with minimal scaring and little pain.
If you are looking to treat your varicose veins, please give Skin & Vein a call for more info or to set up a consultation.