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.
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:
• 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 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.
There are several treatment options for varicose veins including compression stockings and exercise. We also treat varicose veins with Varithena and VenaSeal. More aggressive treatment options include sclerotherapy, laser ablation, and ambulatory phlebectomy.
The Varithena treatment doesn’t require incisions or stitches, most treatments are completed in less than an hour. This minimally invasive procedure involves injecting a microfoam which causes the unhealthy veins to close.
During the procedure, the injection site is numbed for your comfort. Once numb, the Varithena microfoam is injected and fills the section of the vein, treating the vein wall and then collapsing the unhealthy vein. The collapsed vein allows blood to be redirected to nearby, healthier veins.
The VenaSeal system is a simple non-invasive procedure that doesn’t require tumescent anesthesia and has less pain and bruising than laser ablation. VenaSeal uses a very small amount of specially formulated medical adhesive to close the diseased vein. Once the vein has been sealed, the symptoms are relieved with the blood being redirected to healthy veins nearby.
Most patients see faster recovery times than with laser ablation and compression stockings are not required post-procedure. After a VenaSeal treatment, you can return to your daily routine immediately though it is recommended to avoid heavy exercise for about a week.
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.
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
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.