All vein treatment options are performed in the doctor's office.
Sclerotherapy vein treatment
A treatment method for small to medium leg veins. A physician can improve most spider veins by injecting them with a sclerosing solution. In most cases, regions on both legs can be treated in the same session.
This is an effective treatment for eliminating both large and small varicose veins, either causing symptoms or cosmetic problems. The varicose veins are removed by special small instruments through small holes (1-3 mm diameter), made on the skin by special pointed blades, along the course of the varicose vein. The wounds are so small that they are hardly visible after three to six months. Local anesthetic is utilized.
Endovenous laser treatment
Endovenous Laser Treatment (EVLT®) eliminates varicose veins at the source. The twisted bulging that causes discomfort and embarrassment results from faulty valves in the veins. As blood flows through your veins to the heart, stop valves are supposed to prevent the blood from flowing backwards as gravity pulls it down. If the valves don't close properly, blood pools in the vein, forcing the walls to enlarge and bulge out.
- Treatment in less than an hour and can be performed in the doctor's office.
- Your doctor uses ultrasound to map out your vein and EVLT® uses targeted laser energy to seal the vein shut and help you look and feel better fast.
- Immediate relief of symptoms.
- Walking immediately after the procedure is encouraged. Normal daily activity can be resumed (just avoid rigorous activities, such as gym workouts).
- No anesthesia or hospitalization.
- There may be minor soreness and bruising. Any discomfort can be treated with over-the-counter, no–aspirin pain relievers as needed.