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Treatment for Varicose Veins | Michigan Vein Center

No matter how well-shaped your legs are, just a single varicose vein or unsightly spider vein can ruin the overall look. Fortunately, our Michigan Vein Center offers quality varicose vein treatments. Read on for more information about varicose vein treatment in Michigan.

About Problem Veins

There are two types of problem veins — varicose vein and spider. While more common in women, men are prone to this condition as well. These types of veins develop due to many factors including:

• Heredity
• Pregnancy
• Obesity
• Hormonal changes
• Sedentary lifestyle

Varicose veins are caused when veins do not properly return blood from the lower legs to the heart due to malfunctioning valves. When the valves malfunction, blood flows in the wrong direction, pooling in the leg veins and causes the bulging leg veins. In addition to being unattractive, they can also be a source of pain, cramping and cause a feeling of heaviness in the legs. Severe cases of varicose veins can lead to blood clots and other serious conditions.

Our Varicose Vein Treatments

There are several treatment options for varicose veins including compression stockings and exercise. More aggressive treatment options include sclerotherapy, laser ablation, and ambulatory phlebectomy.

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Endovenous Laser Ablation for Varicose Vein Treatment in Michigan

This is a minimally invasive procedure performed under local anesthesia. A thin catheter is inserted into the vein via a small puncture near the knee. Laser light is then inserted through the catheter and the laser energy seals the faulty vein to cut off blood flow. The vein will then be dissolved into the body.

Benefits of Endovenous Laser Ablation:

• Minimal discomfort
• Short procedure time
• Only minor bruising, soreness or swelling
• High success rate

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Ambulatory Phlebectomy

This minimally invasive surgical technique takes out the larger surface of varicose veins and is often done in conjunction with endovenous laser ablation.
Under local anesthesia, tiny punctures are made through which the veins are taken out.
Small sutures close the punctures, with minimal scarring.

Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy

This procedure is used to treat varicose veins that may not respond to traditional sclerotherapy. It is also used to treat small varicosities that may remain after treatment with endovenous laser or ambulatory phlebectomy.

During this procedure, a patient will lay flat while an image is viewed on an ultrasound screen. A tiny needle is then guided into the center of the vein and injected with a sclerosing solution that will seal the vein.

Additionally, varicose veins are a chronic condition and may require on-going maintenance and treatment. You can discuss any of these procedures and which ones may be right for you during a consultation with the practitioners at our Michigan Vein Center. Call today for more information about varicose vein treatment in our Michigan vein centers and other procedures we offer.

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*Individual Results May Vary

More Information About Vein Treatment

  1. Varicose Vein Symptoms
  2. Spider Veins on Legs
  3. Spider Veins vs. Varicose Veins
  4. Ambulatory Phlebectomy
  5. Varicose Veins During Pregnancy
  6. Removing Varicose Veins Naturally
  7. Endovenous Laser Ablation Therapy
  8. Chronic Venous Insufficiency
  9. CVI Symptoms & Prevention
  10. Treating Blue Chest Veins
  11. Myths about Vein Disease
  12. Lymphedema
  13. Sclerotherapy
  14. Phlebitis

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Varicose Vein FAQ

There are several different treatment options for varicose veins. Compression stockings and exercise are often implemented. Therapies that are more aggressive include ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy, laser ablation, and ambulatory phlebectomy.
Patients who are suffering from varicose are good candidates for varicose vein treatments.
Endovenous laser ablation entails having a thin catheter inserted into the vein. A laser fiber is then inserted and energy is applied that will seal the faulty vein. The sealed vein will then be absorbed by the body. Ambulatory phlebectomy removes the larger surfaces of the varicose veins. Tiny punctures are made through which the veins are removed. During ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy, a tiny needle is inserted into the vein and injected with a sclerosing solution that will seal the vein.
This will depend upon the type of treatment being implemented.
Your doctor will give you specific instructions for the type of vein treatment you will undergo.
This will depend on the procedure; however, most procedures are relatively pain-free.
You may have some bruising but the bruises should go away in about two weeks. You will be sent home with a post-procedure treatment plan which could include the use of compression stockings.
This will depend on the treatment option.
Depending on the treatment, risks can include bruising, bleeding, infection, and changes in skin color around the treatment site.
The cost of varicose vein treatment will be discussed at the time of the pre-operative visit.

*Individual Results May Vary