Twisted and bulging veins seen under the skin can be both a medical issue and a cosmetic imperfection. Regardless of why you don’t want those veins on your legs, there are several tested-and-tried treatments that can be used to eliminate the problem veins for good.
Below are some of the ways through which varicose veins are removed:
Non-thermal ablation – Varithna and VenaSeal system are two non-thermal varicose vein treatments that have been approved recently by the FDA. The former, which was approved in 2013, uses a potent drug to permanently destroy the damaged vein while the latter – approved in 2015 – uses special glue to close the vein by causing its walls to stick together.
Thermal ablation – Sometimes done together with phlebectomy, thermal ablation involves heating the damaged vein using radio frequency energy to destroy its wall, shrink it and cause it to close. The vein is then gradually reabsorbed into the bloodstream, in the process becoming less and less visible.
Phlebectomy – This is sometimes referred to as stripping. It is a surgical procedure in which the surgeon makes small incisions near the affected vein and strips off the entire vein. Phlebectomy has the edge on most treatments on this list in that the vein is removed completely hence eliminating the prospect of reoccurrence.
Sclerotherapy – The procedure involves the injection of saline into the affected vein. This fluid irritates the walls of the vein and causes it to collapse to be absorbed back into the bloodstream. The treatment is mostly recommended for people with small varicose veins.
Even if you’re not experiencing any symptoms whatsoever, the unsightly appearance of varicose veins may be enough a reason to consider having them removed. Call us today to schedule an appointment and have your problem seen by a qualified vein specialist in El Paso.