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Reading about varicose veins and how it connects to venous disease can help you understand what you are experiencing, however for an accurate diagnosis and consultation it is best to see a professional; reach out to contact us. Please continue to read up on varicose veins below until your consult, we believe the more you know helps you understand the process and heal better.
What Treatment for Varicose Veins is Best for Me?
Treatment options will vary from surgical to non-surgical and could be as simple as simple as compression socks. These tight socks can help boost circulation and are noninvasive. Treating varicose veins is a way we can treat the larger issue of venous disease. Below see what the different treatments for varicose veins and venous disease look like.
Lifestyle Changes as a Treatment for Varicose Veins
Exercising regularly also can help ease those symptoms. If swelling is a problem, try placing your feet and legs above your head. Losing weight and exercising also can help.
Sclerotherapy as a Treatment for Varicose Veins
During a sclerotherapy procedure, your doctor will inject your varicose veins with a liquid agent that closes the veins. The veins should fade away in a few weeks. You won’t need anesthesia and this can be performed at the office.
Laser Therapy as a Treatment for Varicose Veins
During laser therapy, a technician will use a laser to destroy varicose veins with heat. The heat may cause scar tissue to form, which eventually closes off the vein. You can expect to feel minor pain, discoloration of the skin and there may be blistering. Laser therapy typically does take longer to work than other methods. You’ll most likely need more than one session to see results.
Endovenous Laser Ablation as a Treatment for Varicose Veins
An endovenous laser ablation is a great option for those who’d rather not have surgery. A tiny laser fiber is placed inside the vein and then the laser delivers light that causes the vein to collapse.
Vein Stripping to as a Treatment for Varicose Veins
During this procedure, a doctor removes a vein by using many small incisions, ties wire to the vein and then removes the vein. The doctor will close the cuts with stitches.
Catheter-assisted Procedures as Treatments for Varicose Veins
During this treatment, a doctor will insert a catheter into the vein, heat the tip and then pull the catheter out—killing the vein in the process. This is usually only performed on larger veins.
Radiofrequency ablation or VNUS Closure as a Treatment for Varicose Veins
During this method, a small catheter delivers radiofrequency energy to the vein wall—instead of laser energy—which causes the vein to collapse. It’s minimally invasive and most patients experience less post-operative pain, bruising and discomfort when compared with other methods. The recovery time is usually two days or less. You won’t typically be required to stay at the hospital.
Surgery as a Treatment for Varicose Veins
If varicose veins don’t respond to laser or sclerotherapy, surgery might be an option. Normally, surgery includes cutting off the vein and removing it. General or local anesthesia can be used. If the vein is close to the skin’s surface, it can be removed through an incision that doesn’t need stitches. Recovery is fast.