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There are many different treatments for vein disease. The treatment you need is dependent on your diagnosis. We take a personalized approach to every patient’s care.
Modalities include compression stockings, sclerotherapy,
ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy, endovenous laser therapy, and microphlebectomy.
Sclerotherapy is a safe and effective method for eliminating problematic surface veins such as spider veins and small varicose veins. A small amount of a solution is injected into the diseased vein through a fine needle during this procedure generating a mild inflammatory reaction that causes the vein walls to stick together. The vein then collapses, beginning the process of reabsorption of the vein. Over time, the collapsed vessel permanently seals closed.
Compression therapy is applied with hose to keep the vein collapsed after injection. Wearing hose 24 hours after your treatment aids in obtaining maximum aesthetic results.
Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy
Ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy allows doctors to identify problematic veins that aren’t visible on the skin surface by monitoring veins on an ultrasound screen. With this technology, Dr. Jimenez guides an extremely fine and nearly painless needle into the diseased vein. He then injects a small amount of a sclerosing solution into the affected veins. This irritates the vein’s inner lining, which causes the veins to gently dry up and become absorbed by the body’s natural healing response, thus closing the vein. Because blood flow shifts to healthy veins, sclerotherapy can improve venous circulation in the legs.
Endovenous Laser Treatment
Endovenous laser treatment treats the underlying source of pressure in larger veins beneath the skin. Local anesthesia is used to insert a laser fiber into the affected vein. The laser then creates heat directly to the vein causing it to collapse. Using this technology, the body is stimulated to dissolve the vein over time.
For patients with medium to large varicose veins, microphlebectomy offers fast healing and great aesthetic results. Accomplished through tiny, precise incisions that are nearly undetectable, this procedure takes only 15-20 minutes using local anesthesia. Most patients are back to work within one to two days, and even the most prominent veins are treatable with microphlebectomy.