Research shows that approximately 1 in every 5 individuals will develop varicose veins during their lifetime. Caused by weakened vein valves that allow blood to flow backwards and pool within the vein, varicose veins can lead to a variety of complications, including chronic pain, skin color changes, swelling, and leg ulcers. If you’re suffering from varicose or spider veins, then consider these ways to treat varicose veins:
- The VNUS Closure Procedure
The VNUS Closure Procedure is a popular alternative to traditional vein stripping that uses state-of-the-art technology to safely and effectively close varicose veins. We will start by using ultrasound technology to guide a catheter into the affected vein. Once we locate the diseased vein, the catheter will deliver radiofrequency energy into the vein wall, heating it and causing the collagen to shrink and ultimately close.
Sclerotherapy is another popular treatment option used to eliminate varicose and spider veins. Using a tiny needle, your vein doctor will inject a sclerosant liquid directly into the vein, irritating the lining of the vessel and causing it to stick together and form a clot. Over time, your body will absorb this treated vein and re-route your blood flow to healthier, unaffected veins.
- Ambulatory Phlebectomy
Typically performed as an in-office procedure under local anesthetic, an ambulatory phlebectomy is a surgical procedure designed to remove surface veins. After your vein doctor surgically removes the affected veins, the treated areas will be bandaged in a compression stocking or elastic bandage in order to alleviate swelling and discomfort for the first few days.
Asclera and VenaCure are two additional new procedures available to those seeking relief from unsightly varicose veins, spider veins, and leg ulcers. Both treatments are minimally invasive and highly effective at reducing and eliminating the appearance of veins.
The best way to determine how your varicose veins can be treated is to schedule a consultation with your vein doctor. Certified by the American Board of Phlebology, Dr. Ronald Lev with Advanced Varicose Vein Treatments of Manhattan provides the best minimally-invasive varicose vein treatment options in your area. Call us today at (917) 720-4680 to learn more about our varicose vein removal procedures and treatments.