Procedure to Dissolve Varicose Veins
Different Options to Choose From for Varicose Vein Treatment
There are many different options to choose from for varicose vein treatment. Surgery may be necessary in some very advanced cases or if other treatments do not work, but most of the time, varicose veins can be treated successfully with procedures that are minimally invasive, and some are even completely non-invasive.
Procedures Used to Dissolve Varicose Veins are Sclerotherapy
The two main procedures used to dissolve varicose veins are sclerotherapy and laser treatment. Each treatment’s deliverance is different, but the end results are essentially the same. The damaged veins are dissolved and naturally disposed of by the body, the blood is rerouted to healthy veins, and new tissue grows in place of the destroyed veins. Both of these varicose vein treatments are offered at Fox Vein & Laser Experts.
Laser treatments are mostly used for smaller varicose veins and spider veins. This is a non-invasive procedure since there are no incisions made into the skin and no need for any needles whatsoever. The treatment works as laser energy sends a burst of light directly into the affected vein, which causes it to fade and eventually disappear.
Another laser option is Endovenous Laser Ablation. This is considered a minimally invasive varicose vein removal treatment since there is a small incision made, however, there are no sutures needed and typically there is no scarring. When performing Endovenous Laser Ablation, the vein doctor will make a small incision at the site of the affected vein to then insert a thin laser fiber through it. Small pulses of laser energy are delivered into the vein as the fiber pulls through it, which causes the vein to heat up, collapse and seal shut. The treated veins turn into scar tissue, which will dissolve over time.
Second Procedure We Offer Sclerotherapy
The second procedure we offer, Sclerotherapy, can be performed in a few different ways depending on the size and severity of the varicose veins being treated. General sclerotherapy is used for small or medium varicose veins and can be used for spider veins too. The treatment involves the injection of a medicated solution directly into the affected vein using a very fine needle. The solution then disrupts the lining of the vessels and the walls of the vein will stick together. The vein is permanently sealed shut, and just like with the laser treatments, it eventually turns to scar tissue and fades away with time. In some cases, patients may require more than one sclerotherapy treatment in order to completely destroy the damaged vein(s).
Foam Sclerotherapy is Used for Larger Varicose Veins
The procedure is the same, except that the medicated solution is rapidly mixed with small amounts of air in order to create a foamy consistency, which essentially grows its volume and allows the vein doctor to target larger areas on the body. Many times, foam sclerotherapy is performed using ultrasound technology to ensure that the foam gets to exactly where it needs to be.
Ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy is mainly used when the veins are deeper than the eye can see. Traditional sclerotherapy is best for surface veins, but harder to do when the veins aren’t as visible beneath the top layer of skin. Ultrasound technology helps vein doctors to be precise and accurate when inserting the needle with the medicated solution to ensure successful, optimal results.
Procedures That Dissolve Varicose
In addition to these procedures that dissolve varicose veins, there are also natural, at-home remedies that help treat and prevent varicose veins. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle, including exercising and eating a well-balanced diet, as well as refraining from wearing too-tight clothing and making sure not to sit or stand for too long can all help to alleviate symptoms and prevent varicose veins from getting any worse. Wearing compression socks or stockings is also important for post-treatment and preventive care, as these can help with blood flow and circulation.
Contact Fox Vein & Laser Experts For More Help
Varicose veins can cause problems in your everyday life, whether it’s aches and pains and other uncomfortable symptoms, cosmetic concerns, and frustration with the look and feel of your skin. Don’t let these damaged veins get in the way of your happiness. Call our office at 954-627-1045 to schedule a consultation with our vein experts.