Do you have varicose veins that are making you feel self-conscious? If yes, you may want to find out what treatment options there are for varicose veins. Fortunately, there are several procedures that can treat varicose veins safely and effectively.
What are varicose veins?
Varicose veins are enlarged veins that develop when the valves in the blood vessels become damaged. When the valves do not function as they should, blood flows back into the veins and the veins become swollen when too much blood collects in them. They may also bulge or twist. Varicose veins generally occur in the legs.
What Treatment Options are there for Varicose Veins?
Below are 3 of the most effective treatments for varicose veins.
- Endovenous Laser Treatment (EVLT)
EVLT is a minimally invasive treatment that uses laser heat to treat varicose veins. With EVLT, a tiny entry point is made in the skin through which the laser fiber is inserted. The laser energy is then delivered directly to the problematic vein, so as not to damage the surrounding tissue. This causes the vein to close and seal shut.
- Ambulatory Phlebectomy
Ambulatory Phlebectomy is an outpatient procedure in which slit-like incisions are made in the skin, through which varicose veins are removed.
- Ultrasound guided Foam Sclerotherapy
There are times when EVLT and Ambulatory Phlebectomy are not suitable options for treating varicose veins, because of where the veins are located. On these occasions, Ultrasound Guided Foam Sclerotherapy is an effective alternative. During the procedure ultrasound technology is used to locate the affected vein, which is then injected with medication that causes it to collapse and close.
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If you are in the Oneonta, NY area, New York Skin & Vein Center is our featured practice.
You can reach them at www.nysvc.com, or by calling (607) 286-0674.