Treatment Options for Varicose Veins
Varicose veins develop when blood pools in your leg veins, causing the bulging and swelling of the veins on your skin’s surface. The enlarged veins may also appear blue or purple. Varicose veins might not cause pain or discomfort but might indicate an underlying health problem. Besides, they can be a cosmetic concern to some people. Whatever your case with varicose veins, the Upper East Side varicose veins specialist provides comprehensive care to restore your health. Read on to discover your available treatment options for varicose veins.
You can improve your varicose veins by engaging in physical activities and wearing compression stockings. Usually, varicose veins may occur due to periods of extended sitting or standing. Avoiding sitting or standing for long and keeping your legs elevated while resting can resolve varicose veins.
Sclerotherapy or Varithena
It is safe and contains microfoam sclerosant medication. Your provider injects Varithena into the damaged veins using ultrasound guidance. The sclerosant foam expands and irritates the walls of the varicose vein. As a result, the damaged blood vessel collapses and seals shut. The varicose vein disappears with time, and blood reroutes to the neighboring healthy veins to continue with circulation. Your provider may recommend wearing a compression stocking after the treatment, to apply pressure to the injection site. The treatment has no downtime, and you may resume your daily activities after the procedure. However, it’s good you avoid strenuous activity for a week. People with blood clots or polidocanol allergy may not be suitable candidates for Varithena.
Radiofrequency ablation/ ClosureFast
It is a minimally invasive procedure for varicose veins using radiofrequency energy. Your provider places a slim catheter inside the damaged vein to transmit the radiofrequency energy into the veins’ walls. The produced heat causes the vein to close and collapse. The varicose veins disappear with time, and blood moves to other healthy veins restoring healthy circulation. The treatment is less painful and has no side effects. You may return to your daily routine after a few days.
It’s an advanced treatment for varicose veins that uses a special medical-grade adhesive to treat varicose veins. The adhesive fastens the vein walls and turns the treated vein into scar tissue. It closes the damaged vein permanently. VenaSeal eliminates varicose veins symptoms, treats venous insufficiency, and prevents venous complications. The treatment provides faster results, does not involve heat, and is painless. You resume your daily activities after the procedure, and unlike other varicose veins treatments, you do not need to wear compression stockings.
It involves sending blasts of light into the varicose vein, causing the vein to die slowly and disappear. It does not use needles or cuts.
The treatment involves removing smaller varicose veins through rounds of small skin punctures. Your provider numbs the treatment area to enhance comfort. It has minimal scarring.
Your provider performs a comprehensive diagnosis to develop a personalized treatment plan for your varicose veins. They may also recommend other tests to confirm other cardiovascular issues causing varicose veins. Your treatment option is specific to your problem. They focus on improving circulation and eliminating varicose veins. Contact Upper East Cardiology today to schedule your consultation and learn your treatment options for varicose veins.