Varicose veins are extremely prevalent in the United States. About half of the population above 50 suffers from them. They are caused by weak or damaged valves in the vein that leak blood back down in vein, causing it to collect and inflate. These bluish colored ropey veins are not only cosmetically displeasing to many who have them, but also can be painful and inconvenient. Thankfully, there are several easy, minimally invasive ways to eliminate varicose veins.

 

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Treatments

Sclerotherapy Vein Treatment

Sclerotherapy

During a sclerotherapy procedure, a salt water solution is injected into the vein, causing it to harden and disappear. The entire procedure takes about 10 to 15 minutes and is done in the office. Several veins can be treated in one session, and the patient is able to return home immediately following the procedure.


Phlebectomy Vein Removal

Phlebectomy

In a phlebectomy surgery, the patient is placed under light sedation with local anesthesia in the office. Then small incisions are made around the afflicted vein. The surgeon removes the varicose vein through the incisions. Because the cuts are so small, stitches are usually not required, and the patient is able to go home the same day.


Ablation

When performing an ablation, surgeons use heat or a laser directed through a small puncture above the vein, closing the opening of the vein by forming scar tissue. This causes the varicose vein to disappear.


Results

Each of these procedures eliminate varicose veins completely. Patients are able and often encouraged to resume a normal schedule within a day or two of rest. The afflicted area returns to its normal state and coloring, while pain and discomfort are eliminated. Don’t put up with varicose veins for any longer than necessary. Call today for a consultation with one of caring and experienced doctors so you can bare your legs boldly!

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