Veins can be a nuisance if they do not work properly. They can become swollen, painful, and make some feel self-conscious. If this sounds like something you’ve experienced, a non-surgical vein treatment can be an easy fix. New non-surgical procedures are minimally invasive and require no incisions. Contact the Vein Center today to learn about these options!
There are several different non-surgical options for patients to choose from when considering vein treatment. These new procedures are minimally invasive and are always out-patient. The first is called sclerotherapy. In this procedure, varicose veins are injected with something called a sclerosant. The sclerosant collapses the unhealthy veins and forces blood flow to other, healthier veins.
Another common vein procedure you may opt to have performed is called radiofrequency ablation. In this minimally invasive procedure, our doctor will pass a wire catheter up the veins of the leg using ultrasound. The wire will then heat up, expand, contract to repair the vein, and then reabsorbed into the body. The full results from this procedure typically take anywhere from two weeks to several months in order to be visible.
During your consultation, there are a few things you may want to keep in mind. First, you will need to let your doctor know if you are taking aspirin or blood thinners as these keep the blood from clotting and may cause the procedure to not work properly. You will most likely be able to return to work in one or two days, but your doctor will probably recommend that you stay away from strenuous activities for one to two weeks.
These simple, common, and modern vein procedures typically cause minimal disruption to daily life. The success rate is incredibly high. Usually, patients will notice a vast improvement in both comfort and looks of the legs, arms, face, or other treated areas.
If you find yourself experiencing difficulties with visible spider or varicose veins, our highly trained professionals at the Vein Center located in Mt. Pleasant are here to help you. Contact us today and schedule your consultation to learn more about your non-surgical vein treatment options.