Varicose veins affect men and women alike. While varicose veins cause pain for some individuals, others may desire to get rid of them for purely cosmetic reasons. Genetics, age, and lifestyle factors all play a role in the development of these veins and other venous abnormalities. Our doctor can diagnose these veins by performing a physical examination during a consultation. These uncomfortable varicose veins may affect patients’ quality of life by having detrimental effects on individual self-esteem. Fortunately, there are many accessible varicose vein removal treatment options available for those seeking to rid themselves of these pesky venous problems.
Luckily, plenty of treatment options are available to help get rid of these problem veins for good. Sclerotherapy is a common, simple, outpatient procedure done to dissolve varicose veins and spider veins, which are less serious than varicose veins. In the sclerotherapy process, veins are injected with a solution, which eventually causes the veins to develop into scar tissue and disappear. Foam sclerotherapy is a more recent adaptation of sclerotherapy; instead of the traditional solution, it utilizes foam to close off problem veins.
Radiofrequency therapy is another technique for varicose vein removal. This treatment is typically sought out by those patients who seek a non-surgical procedure. In this type of treatment, heat is used to target a specific vein and cause it to fade as time goes on.
Other treatments may be required or suggested by our doctor for the removal of more serious varicose veins. For example, ambulatory phlebectomy is often used to address larger veins.
Along with these varicose vein removal treatments, we may suggest a patient make small, gradual changes to his or her lifestyle in order to mitigate the development of more varicose veins. Diet, exercise, and water intake may continue to keep your legs healthy. These changes may not prevent or cure varicose veins on their own, but they can help to keep other varicose veins from forming after your professional treatments are completed.