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 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:
• 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 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.
Endovenous Laser Ablation for Varicose Vein Treament 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. A laser light is then inserted through the catheter and the laser energy seals the faulty vein to cut off blood flow. The vein will subsequently be dissolved into the body.
Benefits of Endovenous Laser Ablation:
• Minimal discomfort
• Short procedure time
• Only minor bruising, soreness or swelling
• High success rate
This minimally invasive surgical technique removes 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 removed.
Small sutures close the punctures, with minimal scaring.
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.
Spider Vein Treatments
When treating spider veins, sclerotherapy is usually used, however, multiple treatments are usually required because these are the most difficult types of veins to treat.
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 center and other procedures we offer.
More Information about Vein Treatment
- Varicose Vein Symptoms
- Spider Veins on Legs
- Spider Veins vs. Varicose Veins
- Ambulatory Phlebectomy
- Varicose Veins During Pregnancy
- Removing Varicose Veins Naturally
- Endovenous Laser Ablation Therapy
- Chronic Venous Insufficiency
- CVI Symptoms & Prevention
- Treating Blue Chest Veins
- Myths about Vein Disease
Varicose Vein FAQ
- What is varicose vein treatment?
- There are several different treatment options for varicose veins. Compression stockings and exercise are often implemented. Therapies that are more aggressive include sclerotherapy, laser ablation, and ambulatory phlebectomy.
- Who is a good candidate for varicose vein treatment?
- Patients who are suffering from varicose or spider veins are good candidates for varicose vein treatments.
- What is the varicose vein treatment procedure?
- 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-guide sclerotherapy, a tiny needle is inserted into the vein and injected with sclerosing solution that will seal the vein.
- What kind of anesthesia is used during varicose vein treatment?
- This will depend upon the type of treatment being implemented.
- How can I prepare for varicose vein treatment?
- Your doctor will give you specific instructions for the type of vein treatment you will undergo.
- What can I expect during varicose vein treatment?
- This will depend on the procedure; however, most procedures are relatively pain-free.
- What is the recovery time for varicose vein treatment?
- Again, this will depend on the treatment option.
- What is the cost for varicose vein treatment?
- The cost for varicose vein treatment will be discussed at the time of the pre-operative visit.