Best Vein Treatments
An initial consultation with one of our highly trained specialists is an essential first step in any treatment plan. There are many different types of vein disease which occur at all levels of severity. Every age groups and both genders are affected, yet statistically women over the age of 30 are most susceptible.
Only after an accurate diagnosis is made treatment can begin. In mild cases of vein disease conservative treatments may be all that’s needed. This may be limited to minor lifestyle changes such as wearing compression stockings. Most patients with vein problems severe enough to seek specialty treatment for require more in depth treatment, however.
More Benefits, Less Risks
Vein disease affects tens of millions of American adults each year. The considerable drawbacks of older techniques such as Vein Stripping, however meant many patients chose not to seek treatment. The advent of newer, ultra-safe, minimally-invasive techniques like the ones detailed above have changed this equation completely, however. The benefits now consistently outweigh the risks. This means that even the most severe vein disease can be successfully treated in most cases.
Symptoms of Vein Disease
It’s also important to realize that vein disease is a legitimate medical issue. This means that your health insurance may cover treatment. Consider how your legs feel on a daily basis. Do you experience any of the following?
- Tired, achy legs that feel worse at the end of the day?
- Swollen ankles and lower legs. This is often relieved by brief periods of elevation.
- Large, ropey surface veins (varicose veins).
- Smaller varicose veins (reticular veins)
- Clusters of bluish, reddish, or purplish spider veins
- Changes in skin texture or color. These may become permanent in some cases.
- Ulcers and other non-healing wounds. These typically occur only in the most serious cases, yet can lead to amputation if left untreated.
The best vein therapy?
Varicose veins, which are twisted and swollen veins, are treated with sclerotherapy. Legs are the usual location for varicose veins. Spider veins, a slight variation of varicose veins, are also treated by sclerotherapy. Small varicose veins typically respond better to sclerosing therapy.
A solution is injected into the vein using a needle during sclerotherapy. The vein scars as a result of the sclerotherapy solution. Blood is forced through healthier veins by the scarring. The vein collapses, then vanishes.
Treated veins typically start to diminish after sclerotherapy within a few weeks, however they might not totally disappear. Full outcomes may not be seen for a month or longer. More than one sclerotherapy procedure is required for some veins.
Sclerotherapy for tiny varicose veins or spider veins typically produces results in 3 to 6 weeks. It could take 3 to 4 months for larger veins. To achieve your desired outcomes, you might require more than one treatment.
In general, veins that respond to treatment don’t recur. However, new veins can develop.
Around a month after the surgery, your doctor could invite you to come in for a follow-up appointment to see the outcomes. Perhaps you need more sessions. You should typically wait six weeks before scheduling another sclerotherapy session.
Preparation for Sclerotherapy
You need to stop taking some medications before getting sclerotherapy. Any medications you are taking, including over-the-counter medications, herbal remedies, and nutritional supplements, should be discussed with your doctor.
Contact your doctor if you need to take an antibiotic before receiving sclerotherapy. Before the treatment, avoid applying lotion to the legs.
The negative effects of sclerosing
You can also see elevated, red spots where the injection was made. These ought should go in a few days. Around the injection site, there may also be bruising, which can continue for a few days or weeks.
Causes Of Vein Problems
Varicose veins can be caused by weak or broken valves. Blood is transported throughout the body through arteries from the heart.
Blood is returned to the heart by veins from the rest of the body.
Leg veins must defy gravity in order to return blood to the heart.
Elastic vein walls and muscle contractions in the lower legs help blood return to the heart.
Veins have tiny valves that open to allow blood to flow toward the heart and seal to prevent it from flowing the other way.
Blood can flow backward and pool in the veins if these valves are weak or broken, which can stretch or twist the veins.
Interested? As mentioned, your complimentary consultation with one of our vein specialist surgeons is your first step. Call The Advanced Vein Center at (724) 987-3220 today to book yours. With locations in Cranberry, Butler, and Bridgewater chances are we’ve got a location near you. Furthermore, if treatment is necessary, there’s a good chance that your health insurance will cover the cost.