One of the most common questions that many patients ask is about the permanency of vein removal treatments. The answer is actually a bit more complex than a simple “yes” or “no”, so keep reading to find out what you can expect after your vein removal treatment.
Vein Removal: Permanent or Not?
When Dr. Lee treats your veins with procedures such as sclerotherapy, laser vein removal, radiofrequency ablation, or microphlebectomy, she permanently removes the treated veins. Exactly how long the vein takes to vanish depends on a few factors, including the type of procedure.
For example, with sclerotherapy Dr. Lee injects a sclerosing solution that irritates your vein and causes it to collapse and then be eliminated from your body over time. In microphlebectomy, Dr. Lee actually uses a specialized medical tool to pull the veins out through a small incision, which means that they’re gone immediately.
The veins that are treated are permanently gone from your body. But, it’s possible that new veins will eventually appear in the same area. This may be a particular problem for patients who are genetically predisposed towards spider or varicose veins.
Preventing New Veins
There may be a few things you can do to prevent new veins from appearing, such as:
- Maintaining a healthy weight
- Exercising regularly
- Avoiding excessive standing or sitting
- Elevating your legs when you’re at rest
As long as you make an effort to maintain your health and practice the vein prevention tips that Dr. Lee recommends, you have the best possible chance of avoiding new veins in the future.
To get rid of your spider or varicose veins with state-of-the-art procedures from an expert vein removal specialist, book your appointment at L.A. Vein Center today.