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How Can I Avoid Surgery for Varicose Veins?

Avoid Surgery for Varicose Veins

Many patients with varicose veins don’t want to undergo surgical treatment. However, a minimally-invasive procedure will help you find relief.  

Varicose veins are itchy, uncomfortable, and can make you feel less than confident when wearing your favorite clothes. It’s common for patients with varicose veins to try out home remedies before considering surgical intervention. Losing weight and wearing compression stockings can help ease the symptoms, but they’re often not enough to combat varicose veins on their own.

It’s perfectly natural to be nervous about getting surgery for your varicose veins, but medical treatments tend to be the most effective and long-lasting option. Here’s what you need to know about three common varicose vein treatments and how they help you achieve amazing results.

Three Minimally-Invasive Vein Treatments 

Cutting-edge vein treatment centers specialize in minimally-invasive, quick, and painless procedures that give you the best chance of fighting varicose veins in the long run. The three most popular options among our patients are sclerotherapy, endovenous ablation, and microphlebectomy.   

Sclerotherapy

During sclerotherapy, FDA-approved medications are injected into varicose veins or spider veins through a tiny needle. The medication helps move blood out of the affected veins and into the healthy ones, relieving the painful tension of varicose veins. Ultrasound guided foam sclerotherapy is a version of this treatment that works particularly well for tiny, nearly invisible veins — a medicated foam is injected into the vein in order to redirect its blood supply.

The primary advantage of sclerotherapy is that it targets veins of all sizes, including the ones that haven’t progressed into varicose veins just yet. Small veins will start disappearing in two weeks, and you’ll see an improvement in your larger veins in about a month. Since the needle used during the procedure is so small, most patients barely feel it and are able to get back to their day-to-day activities very soon.    

Endovenous Ablation

Endovenous ablation (EVLT) is one of the most innovative vein treatments available. This procedure was specifically developed to be less painful, less invasive, and more effective than traditional vein stripping treatments. Endovenous ablation uses heat from radiofrequency waves to seal off “leaky” varicose veins and restore healthy blood flow throughout your legs. 

Endovenous ablation is the most painless out of all minimally-invasive surgical vein treatments. Since the problematic veins are not removed but instead closed off and left in place to be reabsorbed back into the leg, most patients report less bleeding and tenderness. This procedure is great for resolving circulation problems, treating large veins, and preventing more serious complications like blood clots. 

Microphlebectomy 

If you have bulging veins close to the surface of your legs, your vein specialist might recommend microphlebectomy. Our patients love this procedure because it produces immediate results — no more pain, no more unsightly veins. 

During microphlebectomy treatment, your vein specialist will pull out the diseased veins through microscopic pinholes in the skin. In fact, these holes are so small that the procedure doesn’t require any general anesthetic, IVs, or stitches. It’s incredibly low-risk and doesn’t require hospitalization. You can remove your bandages the next day to find your varicose veins completely gone. 

Are You Ready To Put New Life Back Into Your Legs?

All of these treatments are safe, quick, and effective for treating uncomfortable varicose veins. If you’re interested in tackling varicose veins for good, contact the vein specialists at Siragusa Vein and Laser. Our licensed professionals will give you a clear picture of your vascular health and help guide you on your journey to healthy, beautiful legs. Reach out to us today for a free vein treatment screening.

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