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 This invasive procedure has now almost completely been replaced by Vein Glue.