If you’ve decided to look for professional treatment to deal with your venous condition, then below we have outlined the main treatment options offered for dealing with varicose veins and smaller spider veins. All of the treatments are safe and effective, and can be carried out to reduce associated symptoms such as pain, as well as for cosmetic reasons.
Radiofrequency Ablation –
A radiofrequency ablation is a recent advance in technology that makes use of Radiofrequency energy to collapse the damaged vein. This procedure uses an ultrasound guidance to locate the the diseased area of the vein to be treated, a small incision is made through which a catheter is guided and through which the radiofrequency energy is delivered up the inside of the vein. As the vein heats the vein walls collapse causing the vein to collapse and seal shut. Radiofrequency ablation recovery is shorter than other alternatives and very safe and effective.
Sclerotherapy, depending on the veins treated, migh use some anesthesia. The procedure involves injecting the affected vein with a foam or liquid sclerosant solution. The solution causes the vein to shut and collapse, allowing blood to flow through alternative healthy veins, and allowing the damaged vein to re-absorb into the bloodstream. A sclerotherapy is generally considered to be a highly effective procedure. After successful treatment the patient will be able to walk around and continue as normal immediately, however compression stockings must be worn for couple days to a week depending on the individual circumstances.
A phlebectomy involves making tiny incisions along the affected vein, before locating the appropriate damaged vein and cutting the ends of the bad veins out. Finally the disease vein is removed using a small phlebectomy hook.
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