Varicose Veins treatment:
Endovenous ablation is a minimally invasive treatment that uses radiofrequency or laser energy to cauterize and close the saphenous vein which feeds the varicosities. Endovenous ablation is an image-guided procedure that uses heat generated by radiofrequency or laser energy to seal off these faulty vessels, diverting blood flow immediately to nearby healthy veins.
Ambulatory phlebectomy is a minimally invasive approach to the treatment of larger varicose veins on the surface of the leg. Best used with a visible bulging vein, ambulatory phlebectomy involves removing the bulging veins through small freckle-size incisions while using a local anesthetic. The permanent removal of the veins leads to excellent long-term results, including optimal cosmetic appearance with minimal scarring at a competitive cost.
Patients who undergo ambulatory phlebectomy wear compression stockings for 2 weeks following treatment and can return to normal activity right away.
Spider vein treatment:
Sclerotherapy: This is a non-surgical procedure that is done at our Center. The spider veins are injected with a solution, using small needles, which causes them to clot and eventually disappear. A few sessions may be required to obtain maximum benefit. During sclerotherapy, the affected leg is elevated to drain blood, and the sclerosant is injected into the spider veins. The procedure normally takes 5 to 30 minutes, depending on how many spider veins are treated.
Ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy is used to treat more significant vein problems. Ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy identifies and targets the affected veins. Under direct ultrasound visualization, a sclerosant is injected into the abnormal vein. This closes off the vein, resulting in relief of symptoms.
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