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An Overview of the Varicose Vein Treatments

Last updated 5 years ago

Varicose and spider veins can be unsightly, making you want to hide your legs. Both of these problems develop as a result of weak vein valves that allow blood to pool within your veins. With the right treatment option, you can erase the appearance of these veins and feel confident and ready to show off your legs again. To find out more about your varicose vein treatment options, keep reading.

  • Sclerotherapy

During sclerotherapy, a saline solution is injected into the varicose veins of your legs, causing the affected veins to swell shut and recede. This procedure is quick and easy, with only minor discomfort and no recovery time. However, some medications or medical conditions may prevent you from undergoing sclerotherapy, so be sure to speak with your doctor about this option.

  • Ambulatory Phlebectomy

Ambulatory phlebectomy uses small incisions in your skin to remove superficial varicose veins that are larger or bulging. Local anesthetic is injected to minimize discomfort, and the veins are then surgically removed in pieces through the slit-like incisions. You will be instructed to wear compression stockings for a week or two after surgery to help with circulation.

  • Vein Closure

Vein closure, or occlusion, addresses varicose veins caused by faulty valves in the saphenous vein of the leg. This minimally-invasive procedure involves the insertion of a small catheter into the vein, which emits radio energy to collapse the vein and cause it to disappear. This procedure takes only about an hour and is performed under local anesthesia. The incision can be covered with a small bandage afterwards.

If you want to get rid of varicose veins, you can trust Advanced Varicose Vein Treatments of Manhattan. We specialize in minimally-invasive treatments to help you love your legs again. Find out more by visiting our website or by calling (212) 204-6501 today.

 

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