A very common complaint is uncomfortable or unsightly veins, our team is devoted to the diagnosis and treatment of venous disorders specializing in highly advanced and minimally invasive out-patient procedures for treating a wide variety of venous conditions, which include varicose veins and spider veins.
Sclerotherapy is a non-invasive, effective treatment for spider veins and small superficial varicose veins located near the surface of the skin. The procedure involves injections of a sclerosing agent directly into the affected vein, causing it to seal shut and gradually disappear. Blood is rerouted through healthier veins in the affected area.
Sclerotherapy is performed as an outpatient procedure. The procedure typically takes less than an hour to complete, depending on the number of veins to be addressed. No anesthesia is required. A tiny micro needle is used to administer the sclerosing agent into the affected vein.
After the procedure, patients may be instructed to wear light compression stockings for approximately one week to aid in the healing process and promote healthy blood flow. Most patients that receive sclerotherapy can return to regular activities immediately after treatment. Results may be visible in three to six weeks for smaller veins; larger veins may take longer. Patients generally require 2-4 sclerotherapy sessions, spaced 4-6 weeks apart, to achieve desired results.
Ambulatory phlebectomy is a minimally invasive procedure used to treat large varicose veins. Tiny incisions are used to remove the bulging vein in small portions, for minimal discomfort for the patient. The procedure usually takes less than one hour to complete and patients are able to return to regular activities the same day.
Phlebectomy is performed as an outpatient procedure under a local anesthetic. The affected vein is marked to note its location. Tiny incisions and a small tool are used to remove the vein in small branches, until the entire vein is gone. The micro incisions are closed with small tape strips; no stitches are required.
Patients are encouraged to walk immediately after the procedure. The leg is wrapped with a compression dressing to reduce swelling and bleeding after treatment. Compression stockings are recommended, to promote healing and encourage healthy blood flow.
Phlebectomy is a minimally-invasive procedure that offers excellent results. The procedure may be performed alone, or in combination with another varicose vein treatment, such as VNUS closure.
An innovation in vein treatment, VNUS Closure is an effective solution for treating varicose veins. This minimally-invasive procedure uses radiofrequency technology to close affected veins so they disappear from view. Blood is rerouted through healthy veins in the area.
VNUS Closure is also performed as an outpatient procedure, using local anesthesia. Ultrasound imaging is used to locate and map the affected vein. A narrow catheter is then inserted into the vein, which delivers radiofrequency energy to seal the vein shut. Ultrasound is used once again at the end of the procedure, to confirm the vein is successfully sealed completely.
Patients are able to return home immediately after VNUS Closure, and are instructed to walk for a number of days after to encourage healthy blood flow. Compression stockings are also prescribed to promote the healing process. Symptoms associated with varicose veins dissipate within a few days after treatment, and cosmetic results are seen within a matter of weeks.
VNUS Closure is one of the newest treatments for addressing painful, unsightly varicose veins. The procedure is minimally invasive and offers excellent results for most patients.
Laser Treatment of Spider Veins
Annoying and unsightly tiny blue and purple vessels that appear on the surface of the skin are referred to as spider veins. These veins can be treated using a non-invasive laser treatment. State of the art lasers deliver light energy below the surface of the skin, causing affected veins to seal shut and gradually disappear. The procedure is non-invasive and there is no downtime afterward.
During treatment, a small handheld device emits laser light to the targeted veins. Heat from the light causes the vein to coagulate, and eventually get reabsorbed by the body. Blood is rerouted through healthy veins nearby.
Laser spider vein treatment is usually performed without any type of anesthesia. Patients describe the tingling sensation of the laser as similar to a rubber band snapping against the skin. Patients that are concerned about their comfort level may request a topical anesthetic prior to the procedure.
After treatment, patients are able to return to regular activities right away. Results of the procedure may take a number of months to appear. Most patients require a series of sessions, spaced approximately one to three months apart, to achieve full desired results.
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