If you are noticing the onset of varicose veins in your legs, the right time to do something about it is now. Waiting allows the condition to progress and spread. The sooner you diagnose and treat, the better your results.
This applies not only visually but for your health and leg health overall. Varicose veins are caused by insufficient blood flow in the veins brought on by deterioration of the valves inside the veins. This is known as a vein disease called venous insufficiency.
Home care can be a great first step – compression stockings, elevating your legs, making sure to take breaks at work from sitting or standing all day, but at a certain point medical intervention may be the best course of action.
Let’s take a look at what modern medicine has to offer in the way of vein treatments here in 2018.
Endovenous Ablation – Endovenous Ablation premiered in 2000. It works by using laser or radiofrequency energy which is delivered through a very thin catheter to heat the underlying cause of the damaged vein. It is performed under a local anesthetic and uses ultrasound to guide the procedure. This technology seals the damaged veins. There is no incision to heal and minimal pain and scarring if any.
VenaSeal™ – This is a minimally invasive FDA approved closure system. It works through a directed adhesive agent which can close down the damaged vein areas causing the vein to then be asymptomatic. Recovery is immediate making it a top-ranked procedure among patients.
Microphlebectomy – Microphlebectomy is the removal of veins through incisions. It is the most common surgical procedure performed for varicose veins. It is primarily used for larger veins which would not dissolve on their own once closed through the use of ablation. The results can be very impressive.
Injection Sclerotherapy – This is the most commonly used treatment for spider and small varicose veins. A chemical solution is injected into the vein area that has sustained damage through a very fine needle. It allows treatment of a large area in a very short time period giving great results. Results become evident fully in 1 year. But appear primarily within the first following 6 to 12 weeks.
VeinGogh™ – The VeinGogh Ohmic Thermolysis System provides a simple and speedy way to treat facial and nasal spider veins. A microburst of energy selectively heats the damaged visible veins which coagulate the blood, collapsing the vessel walls. They are then absorbed into the body giving your skin a non marred appearance once again.
If you are noticing visible veins we would love to help. You can start right now by completing our FREE online confidential vein screening. Just click the link at the very top of the page!
www.weknowveins.com or give us a call at 239-694-VEIN (8346).