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Vein Institute of Connecticut offer several innovative varicose and spider vein treatments right here in our offices. Our treatments use local anesthesia with little to no discomfort or recovery time.
While there are several types of vein treatments, the best vein treatment would depend on the type of vein disease you have. Most treatments consist of some form of the following range of procedures: from completely removing the vein, blocking a section of the vein or collapsing the vein. The body would then create alternative paths for blood to flow around the blocked, collapse or removed section. There are several vein treatments for each vein disease; let’s look at some of these treatments.
Varicose Vein Treatments
Prior to this time, varicose vein treatment consisted of surgically removing the vein. Surgical removal may be a suitable treatment when ropy, superficial veins are easily seen at the skin surface. Ambulatory Phlebectomy removes the vein section by section through a series of small slits while the patient is under a local anesthesia. For veins below the surface, this procedure is complicated and often the vein treatment cure is worse than the disease.
Thanks to technological advancements, duplex guided ultrasounds procedures take a careful look at the circulatory system below the skin’s surface. When symptoms of venous disease are seen below the surface, guided ultrasound treatment will reduce the pain and discomfort by sealing off the vein.
The major ultrasound guided varicose vein treatments are: radio-frequency ablation (RF) and Endovenous Laser Treatment (ELT). The RF treatment guides a catheter or narrow tube by ultrasound down the vein to the diseased portion. A probe is inserted into the catheter to the diseased vein and then emits radiofrequency energy. The released energy heats the vein up, thus causing it to collapse, then carefully closes and seals it shut. This treatment is ideal for larger varicose veins.
Endovenous laser treatment (ELT) is similar to radiofrequency ablation, in that a doctor inserts a catheter into the vein of the patient to guide a probe. The probe includes a small laser that emits short energy bursts to the diseased vein, causing it to collapse.
Spider Vein Treatments
To treat spider vein disease, patients choose from treatment options depending on the severity of the spider veins. The first option is a home remedy of wearing compression socks or stockings which places pressure on the veins located on the lower leg. This pressure prevents blood from collecting in surface veins and has proven to be quite helpful in preventing further spider vein. To remove spider veins, sclerotherapy is the recommended vein treatment option. With sclerotherapy, a doctor injects a chemical directly into the affected vein. The chemical adheres to the walls of the vein, replacing any blood in the vein and in the process keep blood from flowing directly into the area in the future.
There are several hemorrhoid treatments depending on if they are internal or external hemorrhoids. Most external hemorrhoid treatments are carried out at home. Warm baths with Epsom salt would help to ease the symptoms of an external hemorrhoid. Another at-home treatment uses witch hazel, which is basically an astringent, to clean the area. Patients would have to add small amounts of witch hazel to a cotton ball, then dab into hemorrhoid. This will provide relief. Coconut oil also reduces swelling and irritation.
Internal hemorrhoids cannot be easily reached so are much more complicated to treat. To treat internal hemorrhoids, we stop the blood flow to the hemorrhoid using infrared coagulation. We insert a small probe in the area above the hemorrhoid and exposes the tissue to a burst of infrared light for about one second. This coagulates the blood in veins above the hemorrhoid, which causes the hemorrhoid to shrink and recede. More information about hemorrhoid treatments can be found here.
Facial And Neck Vein Treatments
Cosmetic Facial Treatments for wrinkles include Botox to relax the facial muscles causing frown lines and Juvederm to add volume to the skin around the nose and mouth, softening facial creases and wrinkles. Sclerotherapy treats Spider Veins in the neck or face. Treatment for larger neck veins use of Endovenous laser treatment. It releases energy pulses in the vein causing the vein to collapse and, in the process, leaves surrounding areas untouched. More information here.
Hand Vein Treatments
Sclerotherapy is the main treatment option for hand vein treatment. Once the problematic vein has been identified, the doctor injects a medical solution into the affected area with the help of a hypodermic needle.
Vein Institute of Connecticut offer several innovative vein treatments for varicose and spider veins right here in our offices. They are performed using local anesthesia and cause little to no discomfort or recovery time.
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