Varicose veins can, in some cases, be a matter of confidence and aesthetics. In other cases, though, varicose veins represent a health risk that needs to be addressed. Whether you are seeking treatment for medical or personal reasons, it is wise to learn about the different types of varicose vein removal options available to you.
This varicose vein treatment can be performed in your doctor’s office. It involves using fine needles to inject a solution into the damaged blood vessels. This solution causes the walls of the vein to stick together and form scar tissue which is later absorbed by the body.
This highly effective varicose vein treatment offers a very small recovery time of one or two days before returning to your normal daily routine and activities. It usually takes between seven and ten days for the vein to go away completely. You may require multiple treatments in order to have complete varicose vein removal.
With this method of treatment, tiny incisions are made through which your physician can use a special hook to draw the vein from your body. The incisions are so tiny that no stitches are necessary and scarring is extremely rare. The entire procedure takes place in your physician’s office with the assistance of local anesthetic.
Microphlebectomy is a popular option for use with certain types of varicose vein removal as it is covered by many insurance policies and offers little pain or recovery time. It can also be used in combination with other types of treatments for even greater effectiveness.
Endovenous Thermal Ablation
This version of vein removal is a little more person friendly than sclerotherapy though it operates on a very similar premise. In this treatment, a thin catheter is inserted into the targeted vein using ultrasound guidance. Then treatment commences with the use of either lasers or radiofrequency to force the vein to close. Once the vein is closed blood flow is rerouted to other healthy veins in the leg. There is less pain with this treatment method than with other types of vein surgeries and you can return to normal activities within a day in most cases.
The good news for you is that there are many choices for minimally invasive varicose vein treatment and removal. Understanding the basics can help you make informed decisions about and your appearance and most importantly your health.