If you are ready to treat your varicose veins, you’re likely tired of their unsightly appearance or, more importantly, want to rid yourself of them for good so that they don’t cause deeper health problems down the line. Whichever the reason, treating your varicose veins means getting to know the different varicose vein removal procedures at Fox Vein & Laser Experts, South Florida’s best vein removal center.
Providing you relief, both physically and aesthetically, from your varicose veins, has been a passion of ours for as long as we’re in business. We know how important feeling and looking good is to your daily routine, which is why we have a multitude of ways to treat your leg veins once and for all.
“We want to ensure that no matter your age, skin type, or vascular issues, there is a way for your legs to be restored to good health,” Dr. Susan Fox says. “The reason why we have so many different varicose vein treatments is because there are many different types of veins, and we like to be specific to get you the best results.
First, it’s important to know whether the bluish, purplish veins that you see on your legs are in fact, varicose veins. A lot of times, people confuse the more severe varicose veins with the less obvious spider veins that are pretty common as well.
Varicose veins are large, raised, swollen blood vessels that twist and turn. They usually develop in the legs and can be seen through the skin. Spider veins are smaller, red, purple, and blue vessels that also twist and turn. Spider veins are easily visible through the skin, as well. What most people don’t know, however, is that both spider veins and varicose veins are connected. Varicose and spider veins are connected. Self magazine reports, “Patients who have varicose veins almost always have spider veins, too. However, some people get spider veins and never have a problem with varicose veins.”
Now that we’ve cleared that up (pun intended) let’s take care of those legs!
Here are the different varicose vein treatment options available at Fox Vein & Laser Experts:
This is a great non-surgical approach to removing your varicose veins. VenaSeal™ attempts to treat veins by fostering a clot to form. It does this with a glue-like substance that adheres to the walls of the vein. This allows for a more reliable and comfortable treatment of veins, meaning that VenaSeal™ can be a better alternative for patients.
How Does It Differ from Other Vein Treatments?
VenaSeal™ differs from traditional vein treatments in the way it quickly causes occlusion within the vein. Treatments take only 20-30 minutes each.
- Compression Stockings
In some cases, wearing compression stockings is enough to help lessen the appearance of your varicose veins. Wearing compression stockings can reduce and ultimately exterminate varicose veins in the body. The stocking’s are tight over the affected areas but loosen up as it gets to the upper part of the leg thus encouraging blood flow towards the heart – a major factor in what causes the veins to begin with!
A surgical approach to removing larger and more troublesome veins, ambulatory phlebectomy is an in-office procedure that requires local anesthesia.The veins are teased out through the small holes without causing any major scarring or requiring major surgery, which is a significant advancement from the extensive vein stripping procedures of the past.
Does this surgical varicose vein removal require a lot of time to heal?
Although this procedure requires small incisions in the skin, most patients return to normal activities immediately afterward without any necessary recovery time.
One of the most effective treatments for large varicose veins with a success rate of 98 -100 percent, endovenous laser ablation involves inserting a very thin laser fiber through the affected vein via a tiny incision that typically leaves no scar and requires no sutures. Small pulses of laser energy are delivered as the fiber is pulled through the vein, gently heating is and causing it to collapse and seal shut.
During the treatment process, the blood from these veins is redirected and the veins become shrunken scars that fade over time
Sounds perfect? Wait, it gets better. These kinds of procedures can be done in just a 30-minute window of time!
As you can see, we have plenty of ways to make sure the veins in your legs are at their healthiest. With many more options to choose from, we encourage you to give us a call and set up a consultation to determine the best course of treatment for your varicose veins, today!