We know that plastic surgeons perform plastic surgery and cosmetic surgeons perform cosmetic enhancements. But what about varicose veins? What type of doctor or specialist deals with vein issues?
When it comes to varicose vein removal and varicose veins treatment, these procedures should always be performed by a licensed professional with years of expertise in the practice. Any doctor who practices phlebology can serve as a specialist for varicose vein treatment.
Dr. Adam Goldman, MD with the Metropolitan Vein & Aesthetic Center, is highly focused on venous disease, cardiovascular health, and aesthetic medicine.
Getting Treated for Vein Disease
Broken veins in legs are one of the telltale signs of varicose veins, and most people will first get a referral from their primary care doctor when they experience this issue.
The three most common doctors for varicose veins include:
Phlebologist – a doctor who specializes in vein conditions.
Dermatology Surgeon or Dermatologist – a doctor who treats skin conditions.
Vascular Surgeon – a doctor who treats conditions in the arteries and veins, and someone you will be referred to should you wish to seek varicose veins treatment or varicose vein removal.
Depending on the severity of your varicose veins, your current state of health, and your cosmetic desires will determine which treatment plan is ideal for you.
Each of these highly-skilled and licensed medical professionals listed above can help you determine which treatment plan is best for your exact needs.
There are a number of highly-effective treatments used to remove unsightly varicose veins. But the very first step toward the treatment of varicose veins often starts with lifestyle changes.
Here are a few tactics to prevent the appearance of veins:
- Avoid long periods of sitting or standing, as this invites poor circulation.
- Engage in regular physical activity.
- Avoid wearing restrictive clothing that interferes with your body’s routine circulation, including pantyhose.
How Do Doctors Remove Varicose Veins?
Regarding treatment options for varicose veins, there are a few which are proven effective and can be performed as outpatient procedures.
Sclerotherapy is widely popular and involves injecting liquid into the veins to help dissolve and disappear veins.
Foam therapy is another treatment that many people are turning to, a procedure where foam is injected into the veins to close them, restoring normal blood flow through healthy veins.
Another popular choice for varicose vein removal is laser vein therapy, which uses light energy to zap veins and diminish their appearance.
Endoscopic vein surgery or microphlebectomy is also commonly used to treat varicose veins. For this procedure, tiny incisions are made in the skin near the vein, and the doctor then works to close off the vein. In regards to endoscopic vein surgery, this is typically used in more severe varicose vein cases.
Interested in Varicose Veins Treatment? Talk to Us
If you are experiencing unsightly or uncomfortable varicose veins, it’s important to seek treatment before they worsen.
At the Metropolitan Vein & Aesthetic Center, we’ve been helping individuals for years with vein closure and other minimally invasive vein disease treatments. Schedule a consultation to develop a tailored vein treatment plan, today!