Non-Invasive Vein Treatments
If lifestyle changes and compression garments aren’t enough to eliminate the symptoms of your varicose veins, there are currently a number of Non-Invasive Vein Treatments or medical procedures that can help.
is a common non-surgical procedure that removes smaller varicose veins and spider veins in the lower extremities. Your doctor will inject a small amount of liquid into your varicose vein. The chemical will shrink the painful and unsightly veins. To find out if you are a good candidate for sclerotherapy, schedule an appointment with your healthcare provider to discuss the procedure.
Endovenous thermal ablation
or EVTA utilizes a wire-thin catheter that delivers radiofrequency or laser energy to the varicose veins. The heat produced, causes the veins to close themselves off from the inside. The EVTA technique is minimally invasive and considered to be most effective on medium to small sized veins. The veins that have collapsed are subsequently reabsorbed via the body’s natural metabolic process. This procedure requires very little down-time and can be performed in the office.
or AP utilizes pinpointed punctures or tiny incisions to extract unsightly and painful varicose veins. The procedure attacks each small section, one at a time. The entry sites are so small that no stitches are needed. Recovery time is also very short. Some possible complications are:
- Short-lived swelling and/or bruising.
- Cases of slight inflammation due to small pieces of the vein that persist in the skin.
- Numbness in the skin brought on by injury to adjoining sensory nerves.
- Allergic reaction to local anesthesia.
Vein Ligation & Stripping
are some of the early methods used to treat varicose veins. In the ligation procedure, a small incision is made over the trouble area. The vein is tied off, stopping the blood flow. Lack of blood, causes the vein to shrink and become less conspicuous. Vein stripping entails withdrawing long portions of your varicose veins via a series of incisions in your ankle and groin. This invasive procedure has now almost completely been replaced by Vein Glue.
Compression stockings also called as compression garments are special clothes made to apply pressure on the surgically treated areas most of the time.
However, they can be used to treat spider veins and small varicose veins, by applying pressure they can reduce your swelling and help you get rid of venous problems.
After diagnosing your problem, your doctor may recommend you to use compression stockings depending on your condition.
But they may recommend you to use it after your Sclerotherapy treatment too. You should wear these stockings until you don’t see any changes, or until your doctor doesn’t allow to take them off.
What Happens If Venous Problems Are Ignored?
You shouldn’t ignore venous problems at all especially if it’s varicose veins since they are more serious than spider veins. There are some complications you may face if you ignore vein problems.
- Blood Clots
Blood clots are normal vein problems, this happens when your blood vessels are damaged, this can also can vein problems.
Not treating varicose veins can increase the number of varicose veins and make your situation worse, therefore don’t delay the treatment.
The more you delay the treatment, the worse your situation will be.
- Increased Pain And Swellings
When you ignore a problem like spider veins or varicose veins you make yourself suffer from pain and swelling for a really long time.
Since your problem won’t be treated you will keep experiencing pain.
- Vein Rupture
The scariest thing that can happen to your veins is vein rupture, a condition where your vein will burst because of too much pressure and swellings.
If this happens it’s important to get the right treatment as soon as possible or you may loose a lot of blood, which can lead to many other problems and cause you blackouts.