Varicose Veins Treatments
Most women develop unattractive red and blue veins on their legs as a result of genetic predisposition, pregnancy and the aging process. These unsightly veins are not needed by the circulatory system, and can be removed without creating a health problem. Most varicose vein problems can now be treated safely, effectively, and practically painlessly with an exciting office procedure called sclerotherapy.
- Treats spider veins
- Treat varicose veins
- Safe and effective
- No down time
- Virtually painless
Ultrasound-Guided Sclerotherapy, Laser Sclerotherapy, EndoVenous Laser Treatments, Vein Stripping, Ambulatory Phlebectomy, and Surgical Ligation.
How Does it Work?
Traditional sclerotherapy involves the use of a very small needle, about the size of a hair, to inject a solution into unwanted or diseased veins. The solution works by causing an irritation to the inner lining of the vein, which causes the vein to slowly close off and gradually disappear. The solution is safe, with few allergic reactions reported. No anesthetic is necessary. Appointments are normally scheduled approximately two to four weeks apart. At your initial evaluation, you will be given an estimate of the number of treatments you might require as well as a statement of our fee policy.
Who is a Candidate?
Most patients with unwanted veins of the legs can undergo conventional sclerotherapy. Patients with genetic tendencies toward excessive clotting or allergies to the medications used would be excluded.
What can I Expect?
Reduction or elimination of unwanted spider or varicose veins.
Results may vary.
Safety & Side Effects
Bruising is possible. Ulceration and scar is almost never seen. The specific risks and the suitability of these procedures for a given individual can be determined only at the time of consultation. All surgical procedures have some degree of risk. Minor complications that do not affect the outcome occur occasionally. Major complications are unusual.
After the procedure, patients may return to normal activity immediately, avoiding strenuous exercise for approximately 10-14 days.
Does it Hurt?
The tiny needle poses minimal to no discomfort during this treatment.
Before Treatment Instructions
Avoidance of blood thinners for one to two weeks before procedure.
After Treament Instructions
Non-buldging veins require no stockings. For patients with bulging veins, special dressings and pressure gradient stockings are placed over the treated legs. Patients are advised to take a brisk 15 to 20 minute walk immediately following sclerotherapy, and then patients can immediately return to work with avoidance of strenuous physical exercise. In two to four weeks, Our Physicians and/or assistants will examine the treated areas to check the effects of the sclerotherapy treatment, and consider further treatments to other veins if necessary.
Who Performs the Treatments?
Our Physicians, Physician Assistants and Registered Nurses.
Varicose & Spider Veins of the Legs
EndoVenous Laser Treatment EVLT™
*Results may vary.