Varicose Veins: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment
Life with Varicose Veins
Varicose veins are a more serious symptom of vein disease, often causing problems that go beyond cosmetic concerns and minor pain. Find out more about them here and explore all of our treatment options.
Types of Varicose Vein Treatment
Discover each of the fast, safe, and minimally-invasive varicose vein treatments available at Center for Vein Restoration.
Used to treat a variety of varicose veins, Varithena is a minimally-invasive, non-surgical procedure where a vein doctor uses a catheter or direct injection to administer a small amount of microfoam into affected veins, collapsing the vein and redirecting blood to healthy vessels.
Ultrasound-Guided Foam Sclerotherapy
In ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy, the vein physician administering the treatment uses ultrasonography to guide the placement of a needle into the vein being treated. A medicine called sclerosant is made into a foam and then injected into the problem vein where it initiates a reaction and closes shut.
A revolutionary treatment option for patients with varicose veins, VenaSeal uses a proprietary medical adhesive that closes off varicose veins. VenaSeal has proven safe and effective, and it doesn't require the use of tumescent anesthesia, heat, or sclerosants.
ClariVein is a minimally invasive treatment option that can be administered quickly and relatively painlessly. The sensation during treatment can be compared to a series of pinching along the length of the vein. The procedure requires less than 30 minutes and only one small entry point into the vein.
Laser ablation requires a thin fiber to be gently inserted through the skin and into the affected vein. This laser fiber heats the vein and closes it shut. The closed vein is then reabsorbed and blood supply is rerouted through healthier veins.
In radiofrequency ablation, a thin catheter is gently inserted into the vein through the skin. Once inside, the catheter emits radio waves, heating specific areas of the vein and closing it shut. The closed vein is then reabsorbed and blood supply is rerouted through healthier veins.
Ambulatory phlebectomy begins with making tiny incisions, followed by the extraction of the bulging vein. After the vein is removed, a compression bandage is applied and the body will naturally reroute the blood supply through healthier veins.
Sometimes, varicose veins can be managed by adjusting the way you live. Lifestyle changes will reduce pain and decrease the likelihood of more veins forming, but this treatment option won't actually get rid of your existing vein condition.