Dealing with varicose veins can be an uncomfortable situation. On one hand you don’t want others to see the bulging veins on your once immaculate looking legs, on the other hand, you want to see a doctor and find ways to finally reduce the veins so you can be relieved of any discomfort or embarrassment you are feeling. The good news is that depending on each person’s unique situation, there are treatment options available that are effective in reducing or eliminating the appearance of varicose veins for patients.
Radiofrequency Ablation (RF)
Approved by the FDA, the in office procedure with local anesthesia, uses an ultrasound and catheter to collapse the problem vein using thermal energy. Learn more about RF Ablation.
This treatment is used for treating smaller spider veins on a patient and can be done during an office visit. During cosmetic sclerotherapy, the doctor will use a needle to inject a solution into the veins that causes them to slowly disappear by being absorbed by the body. Patients whose varicose veins are deeper may also receive ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy which uses ultrasound technology to guide the doctor to finding problem veins beneath the surface for the same procedure. Learn more about Sclerotherapy
This is a treatment option for varicose veins that’s been used for many years by doctors and is an outpatient surgical procedure. Using local anesthesia and several small incisions, a doctor pulls out the enlarged vein with a special instrument. Learn more about Ambulatory Phlebectomy
Endovenous Laser Treatment
As the name states, this highly successful, low incidence treatment option uses a laser to remove the problem vein. A catheter is inserted into the vein and a light pulses to collapse it so that over time it disappears. Learn more about EVLT